Edison, NJ - Manhattan College's Anastas Papazov and Cara Rostant were named the MAAC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Performers of the Week, respectively.
Papazov was the top collegian in the hammer throw at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 16. With a mark of 64.63 meters (212 feet), the fifth best throw in the NCAA so far this year, Papazov moved into eighth place on Manhattan's all-time list in the event. He also qualified for the IC4A Championships and NCAA East Regional, as well as the next edition of the European Under-23 Championships.
Rostant ran a personal-best time of 24.27 seconds in the 200 meters at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 17. With that time, she qualified for the ECAC Championships in the event. Rostant also ran the third leg on the Japers' 4x100 meter relay squad that posted a 47.26.
The 2012 MAAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 on the campus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.