Zallow, Kreatsoulas Earn Horizon League Weekly Honors

Chad Zallow (Photo by Rob Hayes)
Chad Zallow (Photo by Rob Hayes)

Indianapolis, Ind. - Youngstown State senior Chad Zallow has been named the Nike Horizon League Men's Runner of the Week while fellow senior Nicolette Kreatsoulas earned Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced on Tuesday. 

Zallow began his Friday afternoon at the Northeast Ohio Quad by winning the 110m hurdles as well as tying the facility record after finishing in a time of 13.71 seconds. Zallow tied the record set by Milwaukee's Nate Pozolinski at the 2017 Horizon League Outdoor Championships. 

A few events later, Zallow went on to win the 200m dash after crossing the finish line with a time of 21.63 seconds. Zallow now owns the fastest times in the Horizon League in those events while also having the the ninth fastest 110m hurdles time in all of Division I.

Kreatsoulas finished as the runner-up in the hammer throw on Saturday at the Northeast Ohio Quad after throwing the hammer 58.77m on her final attempt. That throw by Kreatsoulas was just far enough to break the school record of 58.04m set by Bethany Anderson in 2008.  

The Penguins are back in action on Friday afternoon when a select group of athletes travel to Miami for the Hurricane Alumni Invitational. The rest of the track and field squad will begin their weekend competition on Saturday from the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic in Lewisburg, Pa. 

YSU Horizon League Athletes of the Week

April 2 - Chad Zallow
April 8 - Chad Zallow, Nicolette Kreatsoulas