Tusculum track sprinter Widchard Guervil has been named the Applebee's Male Student-Athlete of the Month for March. He earns this honor for a third straight month.
Guervil ran 6.70 seconds in the finals at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 10 to earn All-America honors in the program's inaugural season.
Guervil, the South Atlantic Conference indoor champion in the 60 meters, was the only freshman competing in the event. He qualified for the finals by winning his heat and placing third overall in preliminaries with a time of 6.67 seconds. With the five points Guervil earned in the event, Tusculum finished tied for 33rd in the final team standings.
At the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford on March 31, the Fort Myers, Florida product set a meet record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 100 meters, and also posted a provisional time in the 200 meters. Guervil's time of 10.49 seconds in the 100 meters is tied for the seventh-fastest in Division II this season, while his 200 meter time of 21.32 seconds put him in a tie for 14th on the performance list. Guervil also anchored the 4x100 relay team of Jacob Acklin, Xavier Billups and Althiery Leontes which finished in third place with a time of 41.67 seconds.
The Tusculum College Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville. The Applebee’s Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2017-2018 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.