Tugumisirize, O’Hara, Davis, Hoster selected as May Athletes of the Month

6/13/2017
 

Open         Masters         Youth        High School

 
OPEN - Emmanuel Tugumisirize
Emmanuel Tugumisirize, 28, of Brooklyn, NY has been selected as the USATF New York Open Athlete of the Month for May 2017. Tugumisirize competes for the Central Park Track Club - New Balance.

Tugumisirize competed at both of the Road to London Twilight meets in May winning both the 200m and 400m on May 30.  His winning times were 21.73 and 46.92.  At the first meet on May 18 he finished second in the 200m running 21.43 and third in the 400m running 47.41.  

 
 
 
MASTERS - Gerry O'Hara
Gerry O'Hara, 53, of East Rockaway, NY has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for May 2017.  O'Hara competes for the Central Park Track Club - New Balance. 

O’Hara competed at both of the Road to London Twilight meets and turned in world class times (over 90% age graded score) both times.  On May 18 he ran 2:08.12; worth 93.06% on the age grading scoring tables.  On May 30 he sliced .56 seconds off his May 18th time stopping the clock at 2:07.56 (93.41%).  

Note: at the National Club Championships last week he ran 2:05.85 (94.76%) in the masters 800m exhibition race.

 

YOUTH - Ming Davis
Ming Davis, 18, of New Rochelle has been selected as the USATF New York Youth Athlete of the Month for May 2017.  

Davis, a para-athlete, had a busy month competing at the Desert Challenge Games in Tempe, Arizona and closer to home the Road to London Twilight Meet and the USATF Spring Fling Youth Challenge meet.  Davis competes in the F46 classification.  He was born without a left arm due to a congenital birth defect. 
 
On May 12, at the Desert Challenge, a para-athlete meet, Davis won his event in the F46 classification in the High Jump and Long Jump and was fourth in the discus and javelin.   A week later, back home in New York, he finished second in the javelin at the Road to London at Icahn Stadium. The following week he won the javelin at the Youth Challenge Spring Fling Invitational and finished third in the high jump and long jump.
 
Davis holds the American record in the F46 javelin with a mark of 40.79m (133'10”) set in 2014.
 
Note: On June 2, Davis won the national U.S. Paralympics title with a throw of 37.77m (123’11”) in Los Angeles.

 
HIGH SCHOOL - Carlon Hosten 
Carlon Hosten, 18, of Bronx, NY has been selected as the USATF New York High School Athlete of the Month for May 2017.

Carlton, a junior at Taft Education,  had a busy month competing in four meets; toeing the line on 13 different occasions.

On May 7 he won the 100m (10.88) and 200m (21.77) at the Howard Richter Invitational at DeWitt Clinton High School. The following week he won the 200m at the Glenn D. Loucks Games in White Plains, running 22.33 into a strong headwind.  On May 21, at the PSAL Bronx Borough Champs he won the 100m (10.41 - no wind reading) and 400m (50.22) and placed second in the 200m (21.83).  And to finish off the month he won the 100m and 200m at the PSAL City Championship running 10.62 and 21.43.  
 
His 10.62 is the fastest legal time in New York in 2017 and his 21.43 is the #2 time in 2017.  

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