SHU's Jean-Louis and Johnson Claim Season's First NEC Track Awards

Dec. 9, 2009

Sacred Heart sophomore Bertony Jean-Louis (Norwalk, CT) and junior Angelica Johnson (Little Ferry, NJ) were named the Road Runner Northeast Conference Men's and Women's Track Athlete's of the Week announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Jean-Louis' season-opening victory in the 55-meter hurdles was far from ordinary. Helping the Pioneers claim a 12th straight team title at the Collegiate Track Conference (CTC) Relays, the sophomore's time (7.67s) surpassed the IC4A Championship qualifying standard and broke the Sacred Heart record Jean-Louis set as a freshman. Converted for 60 meters, the hurdle performance (8.20s) ranks first in the Northeast Conference.

Johnson clocked in at 7.17s to win the 55-meter dash at the annual Collegiate Track Conference (CTC) Relays. The sprinter's season-opening victory helped Sacred Heart claim its 13th consecutive CTC team title. When converted to a 60-meter mark, Johnson's time (7.69) makes her the Northeast Conference's early leader. The third-year Pioneer can qualify for the ECAC Championships by shaving one-hundredth of a second off her time.