MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore Myles Marshall (Kingwood, Texas) put himself in rarified Heps air at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky., by clocking a school-record 1:48.17 for 800 meters. That is now third on the all-time Heps’ indoor list behind only former American Collegiate Recordholder Trinity Gray of Brown and former NCAA Champion Sam Burley of Penn. Marshall was the World Youth Champion in the event back in 2014.
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman Bruno Jednacak (Zagreb, Croatia) won the long jump at the Columbia-Dartmouth-Yale tri-meet at the Armory in New York City on Friday with a leap of 7.13 (23-4 3/4). That was a foot-and-a-half longer than the nearest competitor, but there is quite a battle brewing between rookie jumpers this year. Jednacak is one of four freshman who have already eclipsed 7.00 meters (22-11 3/4) in this early part of the season.
WOMEN’S ATHLETE & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
The selection of Dartmouth freshman Cha’Mia Rothwell (Durham, N.C.) was a pretty easy one after she posted three all-time Heps indoor top 10s at the tri-meet with Yale and Columbia on Friday at the Armory in New York City. Her 7.45 time in the 60-meter dash is now No. 6 all-time while her 6.02-meter long jump (19-9) is eighth all-time and the longest in the League by a foot this year. Her 8.54 time in the 60-meter hurdles wasn’t even a PR, but it would have found a place in the top 10 had she not run faster earlier this year. It should be pointed out that Rothwell’s dominance overshadowed some other great rookie performances this weekend, including a Heps’ best 9:25.16 by Harvard’s Judy Pendergast in the 3k and another school record in the shot put by Penn’s Maura Kimmel, who threw 14.67 meters (48-1 3/4).