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Vibert DeFreitas and Shakeil Carter Earn Atlantic 10 Weekly Honors
Shakeil Carter
Shakeil Carter

April 4, 2012

Duquesne University senior Vibert (V.J.) DeFreitas (Mitchellville, Md./C.H. Flowers) was named the Atlantic 10 Men's Track & Field Performer of the Week while freshman teammate Shakeil Carter (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 1.

DeFreitas recorded a first-place finish in the triple jump at the Fred Hardy Invitational en route to breaking his own school record with a distance of 48-00.00. He also recorded a second-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 23-06.00. He currently ranks first in the Atlantic 10 in both events.

Carter set a new school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.79 en route to a third-place finish at the Fred Hardy Invitational. He also recorded a sixth place-finish in the 100-meter dash (10.89 seconds) and posted a mark of 21-00.25 in the long jump.

The Red and Blue return to action on Friday, April 6 as they compete at the two-day Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va.