Black Earns Second Atlantic 10 Track Performer of the Week Honor

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

KINGSTON, R.I. - Lotte Black was named the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track Co-Performer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Black shares the honor with George Mason's Ashley Lewis.

Black had a record-breaking weekend at the Raleigh Relays, as she set the fourth and fifth record of her junior campaign. On Friday, the Ambler, Pa. native was fifth in the 1500 meters in 4:20.07. Black's time broke the school record previously held by Hayley Madsen (4:31.72) set in 2013. Then on Saturday, she finished fifth in the 800 meters with a new school record time of 2:08.08, passing Amy Taylor's time of 2:09.29 set in 2000.

In Black's indoor season, she set three school records. She broke the 36-year-old record when she crossed the finish line in 4:48.46 in the mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invite, she also owns the indoor 800 meter record set on Jan. 26 at the Boston University Terrier Classic, and her performance of 1:34.78 in the 600 meters at the season-opening Brown Alden Invitational is also a Rhode Island record.

This is Black's second career A-10 recognition, as she earned Track Performer of the Week during the indoor season.