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Track and Field's Gates, Victorin Earn Weekly League Accolades

 
Guillaume Victorin ranks No. 5 nationally in the long jump.

Guillaume Victorin ranks No. 5 nationally in the long jump.

Feb. 4, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After achieving a pair of top-20 national marks, University of Louisville track and field's Patrice Gates and Guillaume Victorin earned American Athletic Conference weekly honors, the league announced Tuesday.

Gates, a senior, has achieved a new personal best each week in the weight throw. The AAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week had a toss of 20.26m/66-5.75 over the weekend at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind., to take third in the competition and secure the No. 19 ranking nationally in the event. Her mark ranks first in The American by nearly a foot and a half.

Through four weight throw competitions this season, the Villa Rica, Ga., native has earned three runner-up finishes.

Patrice Gates has the 19th-best weight throw mark in the country.


Victorin, the AAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week, won his second career long jump competition on Saturday, registering a personal-best 7.75m/25-25.25. The mark, nearly a foot better than his previous best, ranks second in the AAC and fifth nationally.

Along with Victorin, the Cardinals have three in the top 10 in the men's long jump. Ben Williams, a two-time league honoree, recorded the fourth-best mark in the AAC in the long jump at the IU Relays.

The Cardinals split squads this weekend, with the pole vaulters and multi-event athletes competing at the Akron Invitational on Friday, Feb. 7-8. The rest of the squad heads north to the Meyo Invitational on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

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