March 28, 2019--Mount St. Mary's sophomore hurdler Najae Nickerson (Carlisle, Pa.) has been named the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. Nickerson had a strong performance at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to open the 2019 outdoor season.
The second-year Mountaineer finished fifth overall out of 47 entrants in the 110m hurdles at the Shamrock Invitational. Taking second in her preliminary heat, Nickerson crossed the line in 14.51s. Owning an one-half second lead over the rest of the Northeast Conference, Nickerson ranks 31st overall amongst ECAC automatic qualifiers. She also ran on the Mount's 4x100 relay team, which logged an ECAC-qualifying time (47.73) in Myrtle Beach.
The Mount is back in action at the Raleigh Relays this weekend.