CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Khyran Shank
was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week, while freshmen Chris Tate
and Morgan Richards
were named Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league for meets competed Feb. 4 – 10.
The Niners have received a total of 12 A-10 weekly awards this season from six different athletes.
Shank, a junior, received Men’s Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week after competition this past weekend at the Tiger Paw Invitational hosted by Clemson. The Indianapolis, Ind., native took first place out of 62 competitors in the 60m with a time of 6.77 seconds, extending his first place lead in A-10 standings. That time was a season-best and is tied fourth on the Charlotte all-time list. Shank also competed in the 200m, finishing second out of 71 student-athletes with a time of 21.95 seconds.
Tate garnered Men’s Rookie of the Week after racing in the 400m. The Bowie, Md., native finished in sixth place out of 82 runners with a conference leading time of 49.29. Tate also posted a season-best time which is seventh on the Charlotte all-time list.
Richards received Women’s Rookie of the Week after also competing at the Tiger Paw Invitational. The Hermitage, Pa., native finished first in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:13.12 and fourth in the one mile event with a personal record time of 5:01.39 that moves to tenth on the all-time list.
Charlotte will head to Newport, Rhode Island for the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship beginning on Saturday, Feb. 16 hosted by Rhode Island.