24 Indoor Track & Field Athletes Receive All-Conference Honors, Diodonet Claims Men's Athlete of the Year Award

24 Indoor Track & Field Athletes Receive All-Conference Honors, Diodonet Claims Men's Athlete of the Year Award

The St. Thomas Aquinas College Track & Field team racked up 24 All-Conference honors at the East Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The first and second team honors added to a successful night in which the men's team finished second and the women's team fifth.

Senior St. Jacob Diodonet led the way for the men's squad, garnering ECC Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year honors for the fourth consecutive indoor season, along with three First Team All-Conference awards. Diodonet becomes only the second student-athlete in any conference sport to win the Player/Athlete of the Year honor in each of their four years of eligibility. Meanwhile, sophomore Christina Maretzo and junior Rebecca MacLeod led the women's squad with two All-Conference awards each (1 first team, 1 second team respectively).

Diodonet was also selected as the Men's Most Outstanding Athlete of the ECC Championship. For the fourth straight year, Diodonet was the ECC Champion in both the 200m (21.82) and 400m (48.11) dashes setting meet record times in both events. In addition, he was part of STAC's winning 4x400m relay team (3:22.09) and also had a fifth place showing in the 60m dash (7.10).

 

ECC Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year - St. Jacob Diodonet

 

First Team All-Conference Awards

Men

St. Jacob Diodonet - 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 4x400 Meter Relay
Dante Brown - Long Jump
Rickssen Opont - Shot Put, Weight Throw
Mich Philistin - 4x400 Meter Relay
Frankie Schiavone - 500 Meter Dash, 4x400 Meter Relay
Joshua Mallard - 4x400 Meter Relay
 
Women
 
Christina Maretzo - 1,000 Meter Run
Rebecca MacLeod - 1 Mile Run
Egzi Duenya Alan - Triple Jump
 
Second Team All-Conference Awards
 
Men
 
Dante Brown - 60 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash
Joshua Mallard - 400 Meter Dash
Kevin Bouyea - 800 Meter Run
Aidan Russell - 1 Mile Run
Matthew Tina - 5,000 Meter Run
 
Women
 
Christina Maretzo - 1 Mile Run
Rebecca MacLeod - 1,000 Meter Run
Abagaile Kimbrell - 3,00 Meter Run
Aida Torpey - 5,000 Meter Run
Ruby Pekin-Schlicht - High Jump