Sorrillo Crowned Track Athlete of the Year

March 10, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced UK senior sprinter Rondel Sorrillo as the Division I Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year.

Sorrillo a senior from Vessigny, Trinidad and Tobago, earned the title for his outstanding performances during the 2010 indoor regular season in the 60-meter and the 200m dash.

Claiming NCAA automatic qualifying marks in the men's 60m and 200m dashes, Sorrillo goes into the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field meet this weekend ranked in the top-five nationally in both events.

“It feels great winning this award, I am extremely honored by it. Although receiving awards is gratifying it also can put a significant amount of pressure on anyone receiving it but it is an award I accept graciously and at the end of it all I still have two continue being me and compete the best way I know how,” said Sorrillo.

His meet time of 6.60 clocked Feb. 7th at the Virginia Tech Elite meet seats him tied for second in the 60m dash. He ranks fifth nationally in the 200m dash with a time of 20.77 which he ran on Jan. 29 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky.

The USTFCCCA region honors go to the best coaches and athletes in the nine USTFCCA award regions.

A combination of 72 NCAA Division I athletes, assistant coaches and head coaches received Regional awards for their efforts during the 2010 indoor track and field season. Award winners were chosen according to votes from the nation's Division I coaches.

Qualified athletes for the wildcats will compete this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

To view the full-list of award winners visit www.ustfccca.org. To keep up with all of your UK track and field information please go to www.UKathletics.com.