Tusculum track sprinter Widchard Guervil has been named the Applebee's Male Student-Athlete of the Month for February. He earns this honor for a second straight month.
Guervil became the first Tusculum track & field athlete to qualify for nationals after earning a berth in the men's 60 meters. Guervil set his qualifying time of 6.77 seconds by winning the finals of the South Atlantic Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 19, after advancing with a time of 6.84 seconds in preliminaries. Guervil's 6.77 was the fastest of any runner in the SAC this season and the second-best time in the Southeast Region, earning him a spot on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Men's All-Region team.
The freshman from Fort Myers, Florida opened February by finishing fourth in the 60 meters at the ETSU Buccaneer Invitational with a time of 6.81 seconds, after advancing to the finals with a 6.82 in preliminaries. Guervil will compete in the men's 60 meters at the NCAA Division II Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas on March 9 and 10.
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.