YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its weekly track & field awards on Wednesday and Salisbury University student-athletes accounted for three of the four possible honors this week.
Freshman Curtis Ford earned the men's field Athlete of the Week award, while freshman Michelle Clark and junior Chelsea Tavik swept the women's track and field Athlete of the Week honors, respectively.
Tavik placed seventh in two different events at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier indoor meet, as one of the few Division III student-athletes competing. She posted a school record in the weight throw, with a top distance of 53' 11.25" and covered 44' 7.5" with her best effort in the shot put. Her week was capped off by a selection to compete in the shot put at this weekend's NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Grinnell, Iowa.
The award is Tavik's second of the season, having earned the award on Jan. 31, as well.
Clark earned a pair of victories at Salisbury's first outdoor meet of the season, the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet, hosted at the SU Track. The Mt. Airy, Md., native captured the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.10 seconds and also took the top spot in the 400-meter hurdles, completing the race in a time of 1:08.40.
Ford is Salisbury's third recipient of the male field athlete award this season, as he jumped past his competition at the Sigler Spring Meet, collecting two victories. The Ellicott City, Md., native was the top performer in both the long jump (20' 10") and the triple jump (44' 1.25").