WINTHROP, Mass. – After sterling performances at the Snowflake Classic hosted by Tufts University this past Saturday, seniors Daniel LaFlamme (Watertown, Conn.) and Fatima St. Hilaire (Dorchester, Mass.) have been named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Track and Field Male and Female Athletes of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
LaFlamme led the Pride in the throwing events, including a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a top mark of 13.12 meters (43' 0.5"), a personal outdoor collegiate best effort. He also finished 13th in the discus throw, posting a mark of 33.91 meters (111' 3") on his third and final attempt, and 21st in the hammer throw with a top mark of 35.83 meters (117' 7"), also established on his final opportunity.
St. Hilaire became the first Regis competitor to qualify for the Division III New England Championships as she excelled in two events Saturday. First, she won the long jump with a top leap of 5.53 meters (18' 1.75"), a mark she earned on her third jump which held up through the finals.
On the track, St. Hilaire posted the third-fastest time among 49 competitors in the preliminaries of the 100 meter dash at 12.78 seconds, breaking the school record by 1/100th of a second. In the final, she crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 12.98 seconds.
Both LaFlamme and St. Hilaire received GNAC honors last year. LaFlamme was the Men's Athlete of the Week on April 9, 2018, as well as the 2018 GNAC Men's Field Athlete of the Year. St. Hilaire was voted both the Women's Track Athlete of the Year and Women's Field Athlete of the Year by the conference coaches after the 2018 outdoor track and field season, featuring her performance at the GNAC Championships.
The Pride track and field team hosts the Regis Spring Classic this Friday, April 5, at Regis Stadium. The hammer throw and javelin throw will kick off the field events at 2:30 p.m., while the track events are scheduled to commence at 3:30 p.m. with the 4x100 meter relay.