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RICHARDSON (May 29, 2015) – Four Lone Star Conference standouts picked up the 2015 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year awards. The honors were announced Friday following a vote of the league’s head coaches.
On the men’s side, Angelo State’ Luis Perez captured top track acclaim, while Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Jeron Robinson was the male field honoree for the third straight year. Harding’s Ewa Zaborowska earned top female track distinction, while Tarleton State’s Euphemia Edem claimed female field honors.
ASU’s Perez picked up his second-straight All-American honor in the 400-meters at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The junior clocked a 46.33, the fourth fastest time in school history, to finish in fourth. He also ran a leg on the Rams 4×400-meter relay, which finished second in 3:08.29. Perez earned the Cap Shelton Award as Outstanding Male Track Athlete this season with the highest individual point total at the LSC meet with 22 points.
TAMUK’s Robinson earned his third straight high jump national title clearing 7-2.25 (2.19m) on his first attempt to help the Javelinas place fourth. The junior set the Division II record at the LSC Championships at 7-7 (2.31m). Robinson earned the Oscar Stahan Award as Outstanding Male Field Athlete along with the Outdoor Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the second straight year.
HU’s Zaborowska broke her own school record and recorded her best career finish at nationals in the 1500-meters. The senior finished second with a time of 4:21.43. Zaborowska won the 800- and 1500-meters at the LSC Championships.
TSU’s Edem became the first women’s national champion in school history with a school, facility, and LSC record leap of 21-06.25 (6.56m) on her very last long jump attempt. The senior added a third-place effort in the triple jump 42-08 (13.00m), scoring an additional six points for the TexAnns bringing their meet total to 16 for 15th place. She also received the David Noble Award as Outstanding Female Field Athlete with a meet-high 28 points.