Hopkins, Burkett named CAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Hopkins, Burkett named CAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week

YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its weekly track & field awards on Tuesday and Salisbury University juniors Devon Hopkins and Dylan Burkett were honored as the league's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.

Hopkins earned a win and second-place finish at the Johns Hopkins University/Loyola University Invitational on Saturday. He won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.99 seconds. It was the first time he's broken the 15-second barrier in his career, and stands as the 23rd-fastest time in the nation this year. In the 400-meter hurdles, Hopkins placed second, only behind teammate Luke Campbell, with a time of 53.54 seconds. He finished nearly two seconds ahead of the next-fastest competitor, and his time is the ninth-fastest in the nation this season.

Burkett won two events and placed second in a third, setting personal records in the two wins. The College Park, Md., native won the discus with the nation's 12th-best distance, covering 161' 5.25" and also claimed the top spot in the shot put, with an effort of 52' 3.25", the 15th-best throw of the year. Both marks were the best of his career. His 149' 0.5" throw in the hammer was good for second-place and just over a foot shy of his personal best.

The Sea Gulls return to action this Saturday, April 19, at the Captains' Classic at Christopher Newport University.

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