PITMAN, NJ — The New Jersey Athletic Conference has announced its men’s indoor track and field weekly honors for the week ending Jan. 15.
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHEICKNA TRAORE • Ramapo College
Senior • Jersey City, NJ/Innovation
Traore picks up his second and Ramapo’s third NJAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honor after national performances at the Lions Indoor Invitational to open up 2023. He ran the nation’s third-fastest time of the year in the 200 meters, clocking a 21.60 to win a race that included Division I and unattached competitors. His time in the 60 meters (6.81) is also among the nation’s top five times this season and second in the NJAC only to his own 6.76 in early December.
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
AHMIR JOHNSON • Rowan University
Senior • Penllyn, PA/Wissahickon
Johnson earns his first NJAC Field Athlete of the Week honor of the season. He won the triple jump with one of the nation’s best marks this season as Rowan earned eight first-place finishes at the Alvernia Winter Invitational. The senior hit the mark of 14.48 meters in the triple jump and then took a second in the long jump with a leap of 6.81 meters, behind teammate Nana Agyemang. Johnson’s effort in the triple jump is the fifth best in Division III and he is among the top 30 nationally in the long jump.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CONNOR WRIGHT • Stockton University
Freshman • Sicklerville, NJ/Hammonton
Wright becomes the second Osprey this year to earn NJAC Rookie of the Week honors. He led the Stockton men at the TCNJ Indoor Individual by finishing third out of 16 (first among Division III competitors) in the triple jump (13.95m) and 11th out of 28 (second among D3) in the long jump (6.58m). His jumps both qualified for the Atlantic Regional Indoor Championships. The freshman ranks second in the long jump and third in the triple jump in the Metro Region and is the top rookie in the region in both events.