GUION-FIRMIN, ANDRE WALSH NAMES PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Andre Walsh ran a 50.46 time to advance in the 400m hurdles

Andre Walsh ran a 50.46 time to advance in the 400m hurdles

May 29, 2012

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Juniors Lenora Guion-Firmin (La Trinite, Martinique) and Andre Walsh (St. Catherine, Jamaica) have been named the PRMC UMES Athletes of the Week for the week of May 28. This is the fourth time that each student-athlete has been distinguished with the award this season. The pair was selected as male and female recipients on Jan. 22. The four selections are also the most of any Hawk athlete in 2012.

Walsh advanced to the finals in two events at the NCAA Track & Field Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa. He qualified with a 50.46 time in the 400m hurdles. His finish in the event gave him a ranking of No. 14 heading into the finals. The St. Catherine, Jamaica product, joined three others on the 4x100m relay team to place third in their heat with a time of 39.71. The time proved to be a new school record as the team finished third in the heat and No. 21 overall.

Guion-Firmin, who posted the fifth best time at USTFCCA east regional, ran a 52.20 time to end up in second-place in the 400m at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Her result in the qualifier proved to be the tenth best time of anyone in the country.

2012 PRMC UMES Athletes of the Week

Date

Women's Recipient

Men's Recipient

Jan. 8

Adobi Agbasi (Women's Basketball)

Ronald Spencer (Men's Basketball)

Jan. 15

Amber Cook (Women's Basketball)

Andre Walsh (Men's Indoor Track)

Jan. 22

Lenora Guion-Firmin (Women's Indoor Track)

Andre Walsh (Men's Indoor Track)

Jan. 29

T'nia Falbo (Bowling)

Tyler Hines (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 6

T'nia Falbo (Bowling)

Ackeem Smith (Men's Indoor Track)

Feb. 12

Adobi Agbasi (Women's Basketball)

Hillary Haley (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 19

Cynthia Anais (Women's Indoor Track)

Owen Cain (Men's Indoor Track)

Feb. 27

Kwinnyata Mercer (Women's Basketball)

James Newsome (Baseball)

March 5

Adobi Agbasi (Women's Basketball)

Andre Walsh (Men's Indoor Track)

March 11

Lenora Guion-Firmin (Women's Indoor Track)

Percy Woods (Men's Basketball)

March 19

Cynthia Anais (Women's Indoor Track)

Zachary Saca (Baseball)

March 26

Morgan King (Softball)

Jacob Foreman (Baseball)

April 2

Solana McMillan (Women's Tennis)

Tyler Witte (Baseball)

April 9

Vanessa Henry (Women's Outdoor Track)

Dillon Simon (Men's Outdoor Track)

April 16

T'nia Falbo (Bowling)

Tre-von Johnson (Baseball)

April 23

Carmen Gurrola (Softball) 

Michael Veverka (Golf)

April 30

Vanessa Henry (Women's Outdoor Track)

Owen Cain (Men's Outdoor Track)

May 6

Cynthia Anais (Women's Outdoor Track)

Jacob Foreman (Baseball)

May 14

Lenora Guion-Firmin (Women's Outdoor Track)

Tre-von Johnson (Baseball)

May 21

Cynthia Anais (Women's Outdoor Track)

Karim Gonzalez (Baseball)

May 28

Lenora Guion-Firmin (Women's Outdoor Track)

Andre Walsh (Men's Outdoor Track)

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