WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department announced the two recipients of the Bison of the Month recently for the month of March. The honorees are from men's track and field freshman Darius Flowers (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and from women's track and field freshman Kayla Hardaway (Austin, Texas).
Flowers won the triple jump at three different meets during the month of March. He made his collegiate track and field debut at the Salisbury University Spring Classic on March 6 where he won the triple jump with a leap of 14.20 meters. He earned 10 team points to help Gallaudet finish sixth overall at the meet. Two weeks later, Flowers won the triple jump at the Battleground Relays hosted by University of Mary Washington on March 19. Flowers jumped over 46 feet, a distance of 14.14 meters, to win the event that consisted of 11 jumpers. His winning distance was four feet longer then the second-place jumper. The freshman jumper finished out the month of March with a first-place showing in the triple jump at the Goucher Classic on March 27. He finished with a distance of 13.77 meters to earn 10 team points as the Bison finished fifth overall. Flowers also finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.15 seconds. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native also lettered in men’s basketball this school year at Gallaudet where he saw action in 18 games for the Bison.
Hardaway earned three second-place finishes and one third-place showing during the month of March for Gallaudet. Her outdoor debut for the Buff and Blue happened on March 6 at the Salisbury University Spring Classic. She finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.26 seconds and second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:17.89). Gallaudet finished fifth overall at the meet. On March 27, the Bison competed at the Goucher Classic in Towson, Md., and placed fifth. Hardaway was second in the 100-meter hurdles (17.82 seconds) and third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:18.93) to give the Buff and Blue 14 of their 34 points.
The April Bison of the Month, the final one of the year, will be announced in early May.
2009-10 Bison of the Month
- Bennett, Faafiti earn February Bison of the Month honors
- Jackson, Robinson earn January Bison of the Month honors
- Faafiti, McMillan earn December Bison of the Month honors
- Pangia, Ritz earn November Bison of the Month honors
- Lehmann, Qobose earn October Bison of the Month honors
- Doudt, Gulvas earn September Bison of the Month honors