By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director
It was the definition of shock and ah, cool.
“I feel honored to be picked as Athlete of the Week,” said TMU freshman Seanna Nalbandyan of learning Wednesday the Golden State Athletic Conference had tabbed her its top performer in women’s track. “I was shocked when I found out, but it feels pretty cool to be recognized.”
Nalbandyan crushed the Mustang record in the 400 hurdles on March 17 with a time of 1 minute, 1.81 seconds at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet in San Diego. Her time hit the A Standard qualifying mark for the NAIA, securing a spot at nationals in her first collegiate campaign.
Nalbandyan’s efforts in the 200 and 400 open this month also helped her cause. And last Saturday, she ran a 15.55 to win the 100 hurdles at the Westmont Classic in Santa Barbara.
The Golden State Athletic Conference’s other winners Wednesday were Westmont’s Dana Bowers in women’s field, Pablo Perez in men’s track and Westmont’s Anthony Cota in men’s field.