Simone Carter Named Female PSAC Track Athlete of the Year
March 23, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Track Coaches have named Simone Carter the PSAC Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
Carter becomes the first track athlete other than Neely Spence to garner the Track Athlete of the Year award since 2007-08, as Spence had a stronghold on the award for the last three seasons. Carter, who was the track MVP of the 2011 PSAC Championship after setting a new PSAC Championship record in the 60-meter dash last season, broke her own record in winning the 60-meter dash for the second straight season at this year’s championship, winning in :7.62 seconds. Her top time of the season in that event was even faster – 7.54, which was the top mark in the PSAC this season and just .06 of a second shy of the PSAC all-time indoor record. Carter also won the 200 meters at the PSAC meet, coming in at :24.90, which was also the best time in the PSAC this year and just .02 of a second shy of both the PSAC all-time and championship records. She ended the year with the fifth-best time in the PSAC in the 60, and qualified for the NCAA meet in the 60, where she finished in 11th place. Carter is the first-ever individual from Cheyney – male or female - to earn a PSAC Indoor postseason award.