Alberg races to A-Sun Men’s Track Athlete of the Week honor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Breaking Surinamese 100m national record propels the senior

MACON, Ga. (March 20, 2013) – Senior Ifrish Alberg (Paramaribo, Suriname) of the ETSU men’s track & field team was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

Alberg earned the honor by breaking a Surinamese national record while blowing away the competition in the 100m dash at Charlotte 49er Classic in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, March 16. The Suriname native’s gold medal time of 10.31 bested the previous 100m record time in his home country of 10.32 set on May 15, 1982 by Sammy Monsels in Modesto, Calif. In addition at the 49er Classic, Alberg also competed as a member of the men’s 4x100 team that placed third with a time of 41.15. The senior’s amazing performances were just part of a strong overall showing for the Buccaneers’ track and field program which placed teams and individual student-athletes in the top three in 14 events in Charlotte.

Following his record-breaking performance, Alberg holds the edge as the outdoor leader in the A-Sun in the 100m dash and also occupies the second slot in the conference in the 200m. Nationally, the senior’s scorching mark of 10.31 is the second-fastest recorded time in the outdoor season this spring, topped only by a dash of 10.20, but with a wind aid of 2.3, by the University of Georgia’s Johnathan Smith at the Georgia Relays/UGA Alumni Meet also on March 16.

The honor is Alberg’s second career Track Athlete of the Week Award and his first of this young outdoor campaign.    

For more on ETSU men’s track & field throughout the 2012-13 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s track & field link.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 20 USC Upstate Fall Classic
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 20 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
VB ETSU 1 Richmond, Va.
Sep 20 University of Virginia 3
MSOC South Carolina 1 F OT
Sep 20 ETSU 2
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 USC Upstate Fall Classic
WGOLF Lady Paladin Invitational Greenville, S.C.
Sep 21 11th of 18
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Tennessee 3 F
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU 0
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 22 Results
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 23 1st of 12
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Sep 23 Winthrop 4
VB Furman University 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 23 ETSU 0
MCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WSOC Furman 3 F
Sep 26 ETSU 0
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 27 Game Time 101 Event (First official scrimmage)
VB ETSU 3 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sep 27 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1