STINNETT, SIMON, EVANS NAMED UMES PRMC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Simon earned his fourth school record this past Saturday
Simon earned his fourth school record this past Saturday

April 7, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.—Freshman baseball pitcher Jesse Stinnett (Madison Heights, Va.), junior  track & field athlete Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Dominica) and senior track & field athlete  Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) have been named the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Peninsula Regional Medical Center Athletes of the Week for the week ending on April 8th. Stinnett has earned the honor for the first time this year, Simon is being named for the seventh time this season, and Evans is being named for the fifth time. Both Simon and Evans earned the honor for the second straight week.

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Stinnett gave up three runs in sixteen innings in his last two starts. In a start against Norfolk State, Jesse picked up his second win while pitching his first career complete game. Over nine innings, he gave up eight hits, three runs with only two earned, no walks and six strikeouts, as the Hawks won 9-3. Last Saturday in the team’s home opener versus Coppin State, Stinnett impressed with a one-run, one-hit performance in the team’s 9-1 win over the Eagles. Jesse pitched seven innings to earn the win. In seven appearances and six starts, Stinnett is 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA over 42 and 1/3 innings.

At the VertKlasse meeting in North Carolina, Simon beat his own school record in the discus throw, with his toss of 54.95 meters, beating the previous record was 53.65 meters, which Dillon set on March 30, 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Simon also beat the facility and meet record, but since he finished second, that record will go to the Duke player who finished first. In the shot put, Simon fell just short of his best performance in the shot put at 17.88 meters, but the toss was good enough for a first place finish for the meet. The throw also set a new facility and meet record, shattering the previous mark of 16.54 meters set back in March 2013.

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While Simon set two new records at the meet, Evans earned three—two new meet and facility records, and a school record in the 200 meter dash. With her win in the 100 meter dash finals, Gayon bested the meet’s record of 12.05seconds set in 2009 with her time of 11.53 seconds. The time is narrowly longer than the school record of 11.43 seconds set by Carol Galloway in 1989. In the 200 meter finals, Evans won the race with a time of 23.31 seconds. That time beat her own previous record of 23.43 seconds also set in Charlottesville in March 2013, and the facility and meet record of 23.78 seconds set in 2012.

Stinnet and the baseball team will face non-conference foe Navy for a home-and-home matchup before they host Norfolk State this weekend. The track team will split this Saturday between the Don Webster Invitational in Baltimore and the Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Va.

Previous UMES Athletes of the Week

April 7 – Jesse Stinnett (Baseball)

April 7 – Dillon Simon (Outdoor Track)

April 7 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

March 31 – Dillon Simon (Outdoor Track)

March 31 – Gayon Evans (Outdoor Track)

March 24 – Mike Escanilla (Baseball)

March 24 – Victoria Jones (Bowling)

March 17 – Justin Dattilo (Baseball)

March 17 – TeAmber Burke (Women’s Basketball

March 10 – Troy Snyder (Men’s Basketball)

March 10 – Gayon Evans (Indoor Track)

March 3- Troy Snyder (Men's Basketball)

March 3- Trenece Nash (Softball)

Feb. 24 Troy Snyder (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 24- Morgan King (Softball)

Feb. 17 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Feb. 17 - Gayon Evans(Indoor Track)

Feb. 10 - Troy Snyder (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 10 - Ashleigh Claybrooks (Women's Basketball)

Feb. 3 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 3 - Mariah McCoy (Women's Basketball)

Jan. 27 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Jan. 27 - Mariana Alvarado (Bowling)

Jan. 20 - Jared Kerr (Indoor Track)

Jan. 20 -Ashleigh Claybrooks (Women's Basketball)

Jan. 13 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Jan. 13 - Jessica Long(Women's Basketball)

Jan. 6 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Jan. 6 - Shauntel Lucious (Indoor Track)

Dec. 31 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 31 - Shane Randall (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 24 - KyRee Jones(Men's Basketball)

Dec. 24 - Alexis Udoji (Women's Basketball)

Dec. 17 - Dillon Simon (Indoor Track)

Dec. 17 - Gayon Evans (Indoor Track)

Dec. 10 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 10 - Sara Pelayo(Bowling)

Dec. 3 - Francis Ezeiru (Men's Basketball)

Dec. 3 - Alexis Udoji (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 26 -Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Nov. 26 - Jessica Long (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 19 - KyRee Jones(Men's Basketball)

Nov. 19 - Megan Buja (Bowling)

Nov. 12 - Hakeem Baxter (Men's Basketball)

Nov. 12 -Jessica Long (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 5 - Sara Pelayo (Bowling)

Nov. 5 - Jingqiao Li (Volleyball)

Oct. 29 - Khalil Rmidi (Men's XC)

Oct. 29 - Rachel Halmon (Women's XC)

Oct. 22 - Chris Adams (Baseball)

Oct. 22 - Diara Lewis (Volleyball)

Oct. 15 - Khalil Rmidi (Men's XC)

Oct. 15 - Sonia Rosales (Volleyball)

Oct. 7 -Rachel Halmon (Women's XC)

Oct. 7 - Byron Campbell (Baseball)

Sept. 30 - Sonia Rosales (Volleyball)

Sept. 30 - Michael Veverka (Golf)

Sept. 23 - Petra Jerabkova (Volleyball)

Sept. 23 - Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Men's XC)

Sept. 16 - Rachel Halmon (Women's XC)

Sept. 16 - Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Men's XC)

Sept. 9 - Petra Jerabkova (Volleyball)

Sept. 9 - Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Men's XC)