Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Wilfredo de Jesus Elias has been chosen America East Conference Field Performer of the Week in men's outdoor track and field, as announced on Tuesday, April 26 by the conference office.
de Jesus Elias, a native from Arroyo, Puerto Rico, led UAlbany to a 105-89 victory over Connecticut, the region's second-ranked team, in last Saturday's second annual "Dogfight" dual meet at UAlbany's University Field. de Jesus Elias earned a first-place finish in the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 202-feet. The mark set a meet record and improved de Jesus Elias' IC4A-qualifying distance.
The UAlbany senior threw a previous-best 199-8 in placing sixth at the Texas Relays in early April. He is scheduled to compete at this week's 117th Penn Relays in Philadelphia.