BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Track and field's Frida Thorsås claimed victory in her first heptathlon of the outdoor season, and for the third straight year at the University of Miami on Sunday. Men's tennis' Remi Chancerel also impressed as he helped earn the team its 17th win of the season with two victories over UAB last week. This pair of Owls were named FAU Players of the Week for their standout performances.
Thorsås racked up a score of 5,425 to win the heptathlon by 243 points over the Hurricanes. On the first day of competition, Thorsås placed second in the shot put (11.94m), tied for second in the high jump (1.65m) and was third in both the 100 hurdles (14:81) and 200 meter dash (26.42). Then, on day two, she took third in the long jump (5.35m) before winning the javelin with a new school record (45.24m) and the 800m (2:13.08) to clinch the victory. The junior is ranked second in the heptathlon in both Conference USA (C-USA) and the NCAA East Region and is No. 12 in the nation. Her javelin mark is fourth and 800m time is fifth in C-USA.
Chancerel won his 10th consecutive singles match as the Owls improved to 17-5 with a 4-1 win at UAB on Sunday. FAU's 17 wins are the third most in program history and the most since 2009. Chancerel and Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff opened the match with a 6-4 doubles win over Tim Dollman and Stefan Gonzalez. The Owl duo are now 11-5 on the season and 7-3 in their last 10 decisions. The junior then opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-4 victory to improve to a C-USA best 17-2 on the year. This is Chancerel's fourth FAU Player of the Week honor this season.
Track and field will take part in the Virginia Challenge on April 21-22 in Charlottesville, Virginia. FAU men's tennis takes on Georgia State on Monday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Atlanta in their regular-season finale. From there, the Owls will compete for the C-USA Championship in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on April 21-23.