RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Track & Field athletes JeVon Waller and Aliyah Newman were honored by the Atlantic 10 Conference on Tuesday when they announced them as the Men's Rookie of the Week and Women's Field Performer of the Week respectively.
Waller, a freshman from Suffolk, Va., earned the honor after a weekend in which he set a new personal best in the 60m finishing with a time of 6.88. His mark earned him runner-up in the event at the Liberty Flames Invite. Additionally, Waller set a new personal best in the 200m with a time of 22.08.
Newman, a sophomore out of Chester, Va., won the distinction after setting a new school record in the Triple Jump with a 12.44m leap at the Liberty Flames Invite. The mark also set her new personal best and is the highest jump in the Atlantic 10 Conference this season.
The Rams will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 8 when they travel to Lexington, Va. for the VMI Winter Relays.