Cameron, Pence Named FIT Athletes of the Week
By Florida Tech // February 26, 2014
student-athletes of the week of Feb. 17-23
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Florida Tech freshmen Nicardo Cameron and Rachel Pence have been named the Panther Student Athletes of the Week for the period of Feb. 17-23.
Cameron opened the 2014 track and field season with the Panthers at the Embry Riddle Last Chance Invitational this past Saturday in Daytona Beach. Cameron started his collegiate career by winning the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.83 seconds. The time was also a new record for the men’s track and field program. His winning time also provisionally qualified Cameron for the NCAA Div. II Indoor National Championships as he was .06 seconds under the qualifying time of 6.89s. Cameron was a part of another record time when he competed in the 4×400 meter relay. Cameron who ran the third leg along with William Comaskey, Twaine Gordon, and Terence Brookins as the squad placed third with a time of 3:25.25. The time was a program record for the event.
Pence was once again dominant on the mound this past week for the Panther softball team, as they began Sunshine State Conference play. Pence tossed two shutouts against No 7 Tampa this past weekend. The shutouts helped the Panthers post a 1-0 and 2-0 victory as the squad took the series from the Spartans.
Pence threw a pair of complete games for a total of 14 shutout innings. She allowed just 12 hits in the two games, did not walk a batter, and struck out nine.
The victories ran Pence’s record to 7-1 on the season as the Panthers improved to 11-4 overall and 2-1 in SSC play. For her play last week, Pence was named the SSC Softball Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season.
Cameron and the men’s and women’s track and field programs will be back in action Mar. 13-14 at the USF Invitational in Tampa. Pence and the Panther softball team will return to Nancy Bottge Field Wednesday when they host Flagler for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. ET.