Kitur Named VMI Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 04/23/2012
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Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com

LEXINGTON, Va. - Track and field's Felix Kitur has been named the VMI Athlete of the Week, for the time period ending April 23. Kitur won both the 800 and 1,500-meter runs this past weekend, competing at his final Big South Championships.

In his trademark event, the 800-meters, Kitur dominated and won easily, clocking in at 1:48.79. The time was a new meet record, eclipsing the mark he set last year, and also set a new facility mark for Doug Shaw Stadium. It was Kitur’s fifth Big South outdoor 800-meter crown, and with the win, he becomes the first conference track and field athlete to ever win five titles in a single event.

Meanwhile, in the 1,500-meters, Kitur (3:50.80) edged out teammate Andrey Dmitriev (3:50.92) to claim the 800/1500 double for the second straight year. By doing so, Kitur becomes the first Big South athlete since 2003-04 to execute that double successfully in back to back years, and only the second ever to do so, joining Goran Nava of Radford.

2011-12 VMI Athletes of the Week
Apr. 23 - Felix Kitur (Track and Field)
Apr. 8 - Rob Dickinson (Baseball)
Apr. 2 - Emily Dinning (Women's Track and Field)
Mar. 26 - Stephen Robarge (Lacrosse)
Mar. 19 - Jacob Morley (Baseball) and Mike DeBlasio (Lacrosse)
Mar. 5 - Basketball Team
Feb. 22 - Women's Water Polo Team
Feb. 1 - Dallas Disbro (Men's Swimming and Diving)
Jan. 25 - Keith Gabriel (Basketball)
Jan. 11 - Matt Brock (Wrestling)
Jan. 4 - Stan Okoye (Basketball)
Dec. 14 - Jennifer Sing (Track and Field) and Quinton Upshur (Basketball)
Dec. 9 - Andrew Embree (Wrestling) and Antonio Wood (Track and Field)
Nov. 18 - Kevin Jones (Men's Rifle)
Nov. 2 - Dallas Disbro, Meghan O'Halloran and Mackenzie Perkins (Swimming and Diving)
Oct. 27 - Stephen Lloyd (Men's Swimming and Diving)
Oct. 21 - Taylor Feuerstein (Men's Soccer) and Felix Kitur (Cross Country)
Oct. 12 - Noah Hagos (Cross Country)
Sept. 22 - Tracy Hairston (Football)
Sept. 15 - Amanda Berrios (Women's Soccer) and Noah Hagos (Cross Country)
Sept. 8 - Sarah Strand (Women's Soccer)


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