NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Following an impressive weekend at the Fred Hardy Invitational, junior Jaleesa Williams (pictured right) was named Atlantic 10 Track and Field Performer of the Week. It is the first time in the outdoor season VCU has claimed a weekly award.
Williams kept herself busy this weekend, competing in the discus, shot put and hammer throw. The Virginia Beach, Va. native won the discus throw with a tossof 45.45-meters, while placing second in both shot put (14.10-meters) and hammer throw (50.44-meters).
Earlier this spring, Williams placed fourth in the hammer throw with a 46.67-meter toss at the Ram Invite. This winter, she won the Atlantic 10 Championship in the weight throw with a personal record score of 17.29-meters.
VCU returns to action this weekend at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. on April 3-5.