Parkinson and Ewa Named NJAC Athletes of the Week

Parkinson and Ewa Named NJAC Athletes of the Week

Pitman, N.J. - The New Jersey Athletic Conference has announced its weekly award winners in men's outdoor track & field. The honors cover performances for the week ending May 21.

Farmingdale State senior Jovanni Parkinson (Wyandanch, N.Y.) was named Track Athlete of the Week, while junior Jyaire Ewa (Stamford, Conn.) earned Field Athlete of the Week honors.

Parkinson earns his first NJAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honor after leading Farmingdale State to its first-ever ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship title, where he was named the Most Outstanding Performer. He won three events, including the 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay. His 21.23 time in the 200m was the best in the NJAC this season and moved him up to third nationally. Parkinson's 48.42 in the 400m was also the best in the NJAC and is 37th on the national list. He anchored the winning 4x400 relay, which clocked a 3:14.64. That time is second in the NJAC and 17th nationally. He also anchored the third-place 4x100 relay that clocked a 42.53. The 2017 NJAC First Team honoree will compete at the NCAA Championships in the 200m and 4x400 relay.

Ewa collects his first NJAC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honor after helping Farmingdale State to the programs first ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship title. He won the hammer throw by breaking his own school record, tossing 57.95 meters. That throw is the best in the NJAC this season and moved him up to seventh on the national list. It also qualified him for nationals, as he will compete in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships next weekend.

 

 

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