CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.org) – Six student-athletes from four schools throughout the Atlantic Coast Conference have been recognized with Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week honors.
With three selections for the conference’s weekly awards, Louisville leads the charge in week five. The Cardinals’ Trey Allen, Cade DeWitt, and Jayden Ulrich all notched their second weekly honors of the season. On the contrary, Florida State, NC State, and Virginia were all represented by student-athletes who shattered school records and garnered their first laurels of the season.
ACC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
David Mullarkey, Jr., Florida State, Leeds, England
Mullarkey broke the previous Florida State record in the 3,000-meter run at the John Thomas Terrier Classic on Friday in Boston. The Leeds, England, native turned in a mark of 7:42.89, which leads the ACC and ranks sixth nationally.
ACC Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Margot Appleton, Jr., Virginia, Mattapoisett, Mass.
Appleton finished as the runner-up in the mile at the Penn State National Open clocking a time of 4:30.87 to set a Virginia record in the event by three seconds. Her time ranks as the fastest in the ACC this season and the eighth-fastest in the NCAA. The Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, native also led the Virginia distance medley relay team with the opening 1200m leg, clocking a split of 3:20.91 as the Cavaliers cruised to a win in a school-record time of 10:55.45. The Cavaliers DMR team leads the ACC by nearly seven seconds and ranks fourth in the NCAA this season.
ACC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Trey Allen, R-Sr., Louisville, Birmingham, Ala.
Allen won the elite section of the men’s high jump at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational, clearing a final bar of 2.22m (7-3.25). The redshirt senior from Birmingham, Alabama, is one of three men nationally to clear that height this season.
Allen previously won the ACC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week on Dec. 5 after his mark of 2.24m (7-4.25) at the KTCCCA College Opener in December, which currently sits second in the country. He is the only student-athlete in the country to clear 2.22m on multiple occasions this season.
ACC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Jayden Ulrich, Jr., Louisville, East Alton, Ill….