Big congratulations are in order for Medgar Evers College (MEC) sophomore Samantha Brathwaite! Samantha was named Most Valuable Performer at the 2013-14 CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championships held at the New Balance Track and Field Center, Sunday, March 2nd. This marks the first time that a MEC student-athlete has received the distinguished honor from the conference.
Samantha won Women’s High Jump and Triple Jump and finished 2nd in the 200m Dash and Long Jump. She is the reigning CUNYAC Rookie of the year and has twice won the conference High Jump championship. This weekend, Samantha will participate in the 2014 ECAC Championships in Boston where she’ll compete in the High Jump against other Division III student-athletes from across the country.
At the CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championship, freshman runner Scianca Metelus won bronze in both the 60m and 200m Dash and freshman distance runner Bianca Johnson won bronze in the Women’s Mile. The Women’s team finished 4th among all CUNY senior colleges, posting their largest points total since 2009, where they earned 82 points and a 2nd place finish.
On the Men’s side, MEC finished 6th among the Senior Colleges led by Junior Wendal Davis. The Barbados native won the 60m Hurdles and his 4 x 400m Relay team grabbed the bronze. Senior Jomo Bullen earned 10pts for the team. He was part of the bronze medal 4 x 400m Relay team along with teammate Wendal Davis. Bullen also finished just outside the podium, in the 4th place with a 7.51 time in the 60m Dash.
Congratulations to all MEC student-athletes!