Victoria Jones-Alleyne and St. Jacob Diodonet were named the Spartan Athletes of the Month for January.
St. Jacob Diodonet, Men's Indoor Track & Field:
Diodonet placed first in the 200 meter dash (21.95) and first in the 400 meter dash (48.53) at the Wagner College Invitational on January 6th. The sophomore sprinter from West Milford, NJ then ran a second place finish time of 22.06 in the 200 meter dash and a 48.45 400 meter dash time, which was good for first place at the January 13th St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartan Invitational. Saint continued his outstanding first month of 2017 by finishing eighth in the 200 meter dash (21.94) and first in the 400 meter dash (47.38) at the NYC Gotham Cup on January 20th.
As a result of his hard work, the ECC recognized Diodonet as their Men's Track Athlete of the Week on January 9th, 17th and 23rd. Saint is currently ranked 26th nationally, 1st regionally in the 200 meter dash and 4th nationally, 1st regionally in the 400 meter dash.