Perkins, Stroot, Tirado & Zapata Land #ASUNTF Men's Awards

Perkins, Stroot, Tirado & Zapata Land #ASUNTF Men's Awards

 

ATLANTA, Ga. - Four student-athletes earned the ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field weekly honors with Liberty's Alejandro Perlaza Zapata & Reilly Stroot joining Lipscomb's Alex Tirado and North Florida's Noah Perkins, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

ASUN Men's Indoor Track Performers of the Week - Feb. 6th
Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty
Senior | Sprints | Cali, Colombia | Interdisciplinary Studies
- Second Career ASUN Conference Indoor Track Athlete of Week honor; second-straight
- Ran in the 400-meter dash at the Liberty Flames Invite on Saturday
- Won the event, besting the field by 2.13 second in his time of 46.84
- Ranks first in the ASUN in the 400m & 22nd in the nation
- Leads the ASUN in two different events; the 200m & 400m dashes

Noah Perkins, North Florida
Junior | Middle Distance | Brandon, Fla. | Computing & Information Sciences
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Track Athlete of Week honor; first for UNF since Feb. 8th, 2017
- Competed in the 3,000m Run & the Distance Medley Relay at the Carolina Challenge
- Bested his personal record in the 3000m by 10 seconds with his time of 8:10.36
- Anchored DMR team that won event title and set program record at 10:03.67
- Ranks 85th in the NCAA for 3,000m & 41st in the DMR

Other Nominees: Jonathan Schwind, Lipscomb; Ryan Budhu, NJIT.

ASUN Men's Indoor Field Performer of the Week - Feb. 6th
Reilly Stroot, Liberty
Sophomore | Pole Vault | Roseau, Minn. | Biblical Studies
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award; third-straight for Liberty
- Competed at the Liberty Flames Invite in the Pole Vault
- Claimed runner-up status clearing an indoor personal record of 4.90m (16'0.75)
- Ranks first in the ASUN in the pole vault ahead of teammate Anders Janes by .15 meters
- Sits tied for 116th in the nation in the event

Other Nominees: Brandon Kong, NJIT.

ASUN Men's Indoor Freshman of the Week - Feb. 6th
Alex Tirado, Lipscomb
Freshman | Sprints | Laredo, Texas | Sports and Fitness Studies
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Freshman of the Week Award; first-ever for Lipscomb
- Competed in the 200m Dash at the Don DeNoon Invite in Carbondale, Ill.
- Placed first in the event with a time of 22.51 seconds; added time of 7.18 in 60m dash
- Ranks 10th in the ASUN for the 200m & 16th in the 60m
- Owns second-fastest time by an ASUN freshmen in the 200m

ASUN Men's Indoor Track & Field Weekly Winners
Feb. 6th - Track: Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty & Noah Perkins, North Florida | Field: Reilly Stroot, Liberty | Freshman: Alex Tirado, Lipscomb
Jan. 30th - Track: Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty | Field: Jose Ballivian, Liberty | Freshman: Felix Kandie, Liberty
Jan. 23rd - Track: Jonathan Imes, Lipscomb | Field: Jose Ballivian, Liberty | Freshman: Jaasiel Torres, North Florida
Jan. 16th - Track: Paris Williams, KSU | Field: Nasiem Chandler, NJIT | Freshman: DJ Akindele, KSU

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