ATLANTA, Ga. - Three ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field student-athletes added the final set of awards from the 2019 Conference Championship as Liberty's Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Kennesaw State's Chuck McConville & North Florida's Jaasiel Torres earned recognition. The trio joins KSU's Paris Williams & Liberty's Brant Tolsma as award winners from the indoor championship.
2019 ASUN Indoor Track & Field Championship Award Winners
Paris Williams, Kennesaw State - Championship Most Outstanding Performer
Brant Tolsma, Liberty - Coach of the Year
Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty - Most Outstanding Track Performer
Chuck McConville, Kennesaw State - Most Outstanding Field Performer
Jaasiel Torres, North Florida - Most Outstanding Freshman Performer
Liberty's Alejandro Perlaza Zapata won all three events and set the championship record in each one that he lined up for including the 200m (21.04), 400m (46.15) & 4x400m Relay (3:11.65). The senior sprinter qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship in the 400-meter Dash with his time of 46.15. He became just the second individual in conference history to win the 200m, 400m & 4x400m at the same championship.
Kennesaw State's Chuck McConville landed on the podium for two throwing events as the senior won the Weight Throw with a career-best throw of 18.57 meters. He finished ahead of second place by 2.4 meters as it marked the best throw in the ASUN this season. McConville added a fourth-place showing in the Shot Put with his top toss of 15.97 meters to finish the championship with 14 points for the Owls. He is the second student-athlete to win the award in back-to-back seasons joining former Owl Andre Dorsey, who won the accolade from 2013-15.
North Florida's Jaasiel Torres captured the High Jump title as the freshman from Sarasota, Fla. leapt to a height of 2.02 meters. He was the highest scoring freshman at the conference championship. He is the third Osprey to claim the Men's Most Outstanding Freshman Performer and third in the past five seasons.