NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – In just their first weekend of collegiate competition freshmen Kyle Martin and Briana Ratchford (pictured right) made their presence known at the Father Diamond Invitational. To add to their performances, they both received Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors, announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
Martin finished in second place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.33 at the Father Diamond Invitational. The time ranks as the eighth-best time in school history.
Ratchford best throw of the day was 11.9m and placed her third in the women's shot put.
Martin and Ratchford along with the rest of the Rams return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Navy Quad in Annapolis, Md.