Athlete of the Week: Mercedes Jackson, Track & Field
Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2011
Running in her first-ever collegiate race, freshman Mercedes Jackson won the 60-meter dash in a school-record 7.52 seconds at the Bison Opener at Bucknell University on Saturday. The time also qualified the Huntington, Md., native for the ECAC Championships in March. The previous UMBC record of 7.65 was set by Britney Foreman in 2009, but the rookie originally broke that in her preliminary heat, when she ran a 7.60, before besting that mark in the finals, when she finished more than a second ahead of the runner-up.
2011-12 Athlete of the Week Archive