Tyrece Ahrens Named Regent of the Week
2018 Feb 19
Freshman Tyrece Ahrens (Kankakee, Ill.) has been named Regent of the Week for the week ending February 18, 2018. Ahrens stole the show on Saturday with five top-10 finishes including winning one event and breaking a school record. Ahrens vanquished his competition in the long jump, winning the event with a distance of 6.20 meters. This marks the second time this season he has won the long jump, with the other coming back at the UW-Parkside Ranger Relays. The freshman also took fourth in the 400 meter race crossing the finish line in 52.16 seconds. His time in the 400 meter is currently the fourth fastest in the NACC this season. Ahrens then took sixth and broke the RU school record in the triple jump with a distance of 12.12 meters. His jump is currently the tenth longest in the conference this season. He wrapped up his day with a sixth place finish in the high jump and a seventh place finish in the 60 meter dash. Ahrens' distance of 1.69 meters in the high jump is a new personal best and is the ninth farthest in the NACC this year. His time of 7.23 seconds in the preliminaries of the 60 meter is a new personal best and 12th fastest so far this year in the conference.