Dillon Simon reset the school record in the discus for the 3rd time as a Hawk
Dillon Simon reset the school record in the discus for the 3rd time as a Hawk

June 2, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Junior track & field thrower Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Roseau, Dominica) and senior sprinter Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) were named the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Peninsula Regional Medical Center Athletes of the Week for the week ending on June 3rd. Both are one and two in most times awarded this season, with Simon being named nine times and Evans being named eight times.  

Simon concluded his junior season at the NCAA Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. Competing in the shot put and the discus, Dillon excelled in the discus, barely missing the cut to Oregon with a 14th place finish. However, his toss in the discus reset a school record with a 56.92 meter throw. The measure beat his previous record of 56.48 meters at the Morgan Legacy this past April.

Evans, the lone Lady Hawk to qualify for the Preliminaries, became the lone Hawk to earn the right to move onto Oregon for the NCAA Championships. In the 100 meter dash, Evans finished 11th in the first round in Thursday and made the cut with a 12th place finish out of 12 possible spots for the semifinals in Oregon. Her time of 11.49 seconds in the quarterfinal was a season high. Gayon fared even better in the 200 meter dash finished fifth in the first round with a time of 23.33 seconds, and advanced with a 23.56 second, seventh place time.

Semifinals in the women’s 100 and 200 meter dashes at the NCAA Championships take place on June 11th and 12th with finals coming on the 13th and 14th

Previous UMES Athletes of the Week:

June 2 – Dillon Simon (Outdoor Track)

June 2 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

May 19 – Stephen Bull (Baseball)

May 19 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

May 12 – Stephen Bull (Baseball)

May 12 – Michael Veverka (Golf)

May 5 – Dillon Simon (Outdoor Track)

May 5 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

April 28 – Jesse Stinnett (Baseball)

April 28 – Michael Veverka (Golf)

April 21 – Byron Campbell (Baseball)

April 21 – Ciara Schnyder (Softball)

April 14 – Stephen Bull (Baseball)

April 14 – Megan Buja (Bowling)

April 7 – Jesse Stinnett (Baseball)

April 7 – Dillon Simon (Outdoor Track)

April 7 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

March 31 – Dillon Simon (Outdoor Track)

March 31 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

March 24 – Mike Escanilla (Baseball)

March 24 – Victoria Jones (Bowling)

March 17 – Justin Dattilo (Baseball)

March 17 – TeAmber Burke (Women’s Basketball

March 10 – Troy Snyder (Men’s Basketball)

March 10 – Gayon Evans (Indoor Track)

March 3- Troy Snyder (Men's Basketball)

March 3- Trenece Nash (Softball)

Feb. 24 Troy Snyder (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 24- Morgan King (Softball)

Feb. 17 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Feb. 17 - Gayon Evans(Indoor Track)

Feb. 10 - Troy Snyder (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 10 - Ashleigh Claybrooks (Women's Basketball)

Feb. 3 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 3 - Mariah McCoy (Women's Basketball)

Jan. 27 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Jan. 27 - Mariana Alvarado (Bowling)

Jan. 20 - Jared Kerr (Indoor Track)

Jan. 20 -Ashleigh Claybrooks (Women's Basketball)

Jan. 13 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Jan. 13 - Jessica Long(Women's Basketball)

Jan. 6 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Jan. 6 - Shauntel Lucious (Indoor Track)

Dec. 31 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 31 - Shane Randall (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 24 - KyRee Jones(Men's Basketball)

Dec. 24 - Alexis Udoji (Women's Basketball)

Dec. 17 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Dec. 17 - Gayon Evans (Indoor Track)

Dec. 10 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 10 - Sara Pelayo(Bowling)

Dec. 3 - Francis Ezeiru (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 3 - Alexis Udoji (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 26 -Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Nov. 26 - Jessica Long (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 19 - KyRee Jones(Men's Basketball)

Nov. 19 - Megan Buja (Bowling)

Nov. 12 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Nov. 12 -Jessica Long (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 5 - Sara Pelayo (Bowling)

Nov. 5 - Jingqiao Li (Volleyball)

Oct. 29 - Khalil Rmidi (Men's XC)

Oct. 29 - Rachel Halmon (Women's XC)

Oct. 22 - Chris Adams (Baseball)

Oct. 22 - Diara Lewis (Volleyball)

Oct. 15 - Khalil Rmidi (Men's XC)

Oct. 15 - Sonia Rosales (Volleyball)

Oct. 7 -Rachel Halmon (Women's XC)

Oct. 7 - Byron Campbell (Baseball)

Sept. 30 - Sonia Rosales (Volleyball)

Sept. 30 - Michael Veverka (Golf)

Sept. 23 - Petra Jerabkova (Volleyball)

Sept. 23 - Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Men's XC)

Sept. 16 - Rachel Halmon (Women's XC)

Sept. 16 - Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Men's XC)

Sept. 9 - Petra Jerabkova (Volleyball)

Sept. 9 - Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Men's XC)



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