Kevin, a senior from Silver Spring, Md., was honored as the male Most Outstanding Track Performer following the conclusion of the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships that was held Feb. 20-21 at the Armory (New York, N.Y.). He won the mile with a time of 4 minutes, 12.37 seconds and anchored the distance medley relay to a winning time of 9:48.78. Kevin also placed third in the 1,000-meter (2:27.47) and ran a leg on the runner-up 4x800m relay squad (7:44.87).
In the mile, Kevin ran on the heels of UMass Lowell’s Robert Allen the first seven laps of the race, then surged past him with a final lap time of 27.735 seconds to win the race by almost one second.
In the 1,000m, Kevin was in fifth place following the second, third and fourth laps but he climbed to third place in the fifth and final lap with strong kick of 28.767 seconds.
Kevin ran the last leg of the distance medley relay and crossed the finish line 1.8 seconds ahead of the runner-up. He also ran the third leg of the 4x800m relay in a time of 2:01.086 and handed the baton to anchorman Drew Piazza with the Wildcats in second place.
One month ago at the Joe Donahue Games (Northeastern University), Kevin raced to first place among a field of 16 runners in the 1,000m by clocking in at 2:24.58. In a mid-January home meet against Holy Cross, he took the top spot in both the 1,000m and mile races.