YORK, Pa. – Gallaudet University freshman Darius Flowers (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) was named the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Men’s Track and Field Rookie of the Year as announced by the conference office on Friday. Flowers becomes the second Gallaudet student-athlete to earn CAC Rookie of the Year honors for men’s track and field. The last Bison to earn this honor was Ken Myers Jr. in 2003.
Flowers is the second Bison under the tutelage of Gallaudet coach Thomas Withrow to earn this honor as he coached Myers during his last stint at Kendall Green from 2002-04. Withrow was named CAC Co-Coach of the Year in 2004. The Gallaudet men’s track and field program has also had four CAC Athlete of the Year awards in two-time winners Wayne Langbein (1992, ’93) and Patrick Deas (1996, ’97).
Flowers won the triple jump at the 2010 CAC Track and Field Championships hosted by Salisbury University on Saturday, April 17. Flowers jumped a season best 48 feet, 3.5 inches (14.72 meters) with a 6.4 wind factored in. His first-place showing earned him All-CAC first team honors and gave the Bison 10 team points as they placed sixth overall.
The CAC coaches selected Salisbury University senior sprinter and hurdler Cory Beebe, who won three individual events and anchored the 4x400 gold medal relay team to lead the Sea Gulls to their seventh-straight title, as the 2010 CAC Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year. York (Pa.) College’s Eric Camodeca was selected as the CAC Coach of the Year.