Smallwood Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week; VCU Claims Award for Second Straight Week

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For the second week in a row a member of the VCU Men's Track and Field team has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. This week freshman Desmond Smallwood received the honor after a stellar showing at the Navy Quad.

The Williamsburg, Va. native won the 60m dash with a time of 7.05. Smallwood's day was not over there, as he went on to set a personal record and finish third in the 200m with a time of 22.24.

Smallwood joins freshmen Kyle Martin and Briana Ratchford, as the Rams who have won Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week awards this season.

VCU competes in the Captain's Invite/Multi Events Jan. 19-20 at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.