(Fairfield, CT) - Sacred Heart University Men's Track and Field's Jeremy Rosado (Brooklyn, NY) and Brandon Hutchinson (Bay Shore, NY) were both honored in this week's NEC Weekly awards for their performances at the Connecticut Track Conference Relays at Yale University on Sunday, December 5th. Rosado was named the NEC Men's Track Co-Athlete of the Week, while Hutchinson was named the NEC Men's Track Co-Rookie of the Week.
The sophomore Rosado was the individual winner of the 55-meter hurdles, setting a personal best with a time of 7.56 seconds and clocking in well under the qualifying standards for both the IC4A Championships (7.75 seconds) and New England Championships (7.96). Converted for a 60-meter race, his time (8.09) ranks 14th nationally through the first week of the 2010-11 NCAA Division I indoor season. Rosado and teammate Bertony Jean-Louis combined, as well, for victory in the 55-meter hurdles relay (times added together). In addition, Rosado teamed up with Jean-Louis, Peter Conti and Kevin Kosis for the win in the 4 x 400 meter relay. Rosado recorded the team's fastest 400-meter split of 50.0 seconds.
Hutchinson finished first in the long jump during his collegiate debut, helping Sacred Heart capture the CTC team title. He produced a bound of 6.95 meters (22' 9.75"), long enough to qualify for the New England Championships (6.81 meters), but just centimeters shy of the IC4A Championship qualifying standard (7.02 meters). His long jump currently ranks 29th amongst the NCAA Division I long jump leaders.