Sprinter Tajah Miller (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week for women’s track. The EMU sophomore broke a program record in one of her two races on Saturday to earn her first-ever weekly ODAC award.
Miller put together a strong showing in a pair of sprints at the VertKlasse Meeting, which features a field largely comprised of NCAA Division I and II athletes. Miller broke a 17-year old Eastern Mennonite record in the 100m dash as she finished 10th overall and first among Division III competitors with a new ODAC-best time of 12.20 seconds. She narrowly sliced the record of 12.21 set by Lorenda Abbott in 2000. Miller is now ranked No. 8 in Division III in the event.
She also finished 33rd overall and second D-III in the 200m dash with a time of :25.93 seconds, which is short of her season-best :25.75 time that currently ranks second in the conference.
EMU junior Connor Faint (Winchester, Va./Millbrook) is in top form right now, bettering his personal best in the 400m hurdles for the third straight week. As a result, Faint was named the ODAC Athlete of the Week for the second time during the stretch.
Faint continued his progression through the early outdoor track season at the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University on Saturday. In an event that was largely populated by NCAA Division I and II athletes, Faint won the 400m hurdles with a new ODAC-best time of 52.33 seconds.
That time broke a 35-year-old EMU record, eclipsing the 52.76 time posted by Burrell Fisher in 1982. Faint’s time is currently ranked second in NCAA Division III.
Eastern Mennonite’s men and women are in Lynchburg, Va., this Saturday for the Liberty Collegiate Invite.