SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Union senior Sean Washington (Dale City, VA/St. Stephens) has been named the 2005 Liberty League Indoor Track Male Performer of the Year.
Washington's honor caps off a stellar career and a super season for the Dutchman sprinter. This season, he won the NYSCTC Championships at RIT with a time of 6:53 in the finals of the 55 meter dash, and won the preliminaries with a time of 6.42 (a facility record). In addition, he was fourth in the preliminaries at the ECAC's and eighth in the finals in the 55 meter dash. Washington was fifth in the 55m at Colgate, competing against many Division I student-athletes. He holds the 55m record at Union.
Union Head Coach Larry Cottrell commented on Washington's award.
“If there is ever an athlete deserving of this, Sean is the one. In his first year, he broke his ankle in football and missed the indoor season. But he worked hard with the trainers and got competitive in the spring.
“Sean is one of the rare athletes I have had who has competed in three sports in each of his four seasons,” Cottrell continued. “He has also been the leader in his fraternity, too. He has a lot on his plate, and never missed a heartbeat with us in track. If we got to a site a day early, he would hit the library to get things done in advance for his classes. He has his goals set and knows what he wants to do. You wish the best for him, he is a special kid.”
Washington is the second Union indoor track performer to be honored by the Liberty League during Cottrell's coaching tenure. Justin Sievert won the Indoor Field Performer award two seasons ago.
The other 2005 Liberty League Indoor male winners were Tervor Tersmette of Rensselaer, the Liberty League Indoor Field Performer of the Year, and Hamilton's Claudius Zorokong, the Rookie of the Year.