James, Smith, Valdez Named to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island women's track and field had three individuals named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.

Sara James (high jump), Trinity Smith (60 meter hurdles), and Nicole Valdez (weight throw) each earned all-rookie honors.

The all-rookie team is comprised of the top-rookie performer in each event from meets conducted from the start of the regular season through the Atlantic 10 Championships. The teams were selected based off meet results submitted through the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).

Women's All-Rookie Team
Hazel Tankard, Davidson, Pentathlon
KellyAnn Downer, George Mason, 400-meters
Annabelle Eastman, George Mason, Mile/3,000-meters
Siobhra O'Flaherty, George Mason, 5000-meters
Hannah Robertson, George Mason, Pole Vault
Alexina Hurley, Massachusetts, 1000-meters
Sara James, Rhode Island, High Jump
Trinity Smith, Rhode Island, 60-meter Hurdles
Nicole Valdez, Rhode Island, Weight Throw
Tamar Accius, Richmond, 60-meters/200-meters
Rachel Helbling, Richmond, 500-meters
Kendra Smither, Richmond, 800-meters
Kayla Woods, Richmond, High Jump/Long Jump
Amari Jackson, VCU, Triple Jump
Shannon Moise, VCU, Shot Put
Aliyah Newman, VCU - Triple Jump