MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Princeton senior Donn Cabral (Glastonbury, Conn.), a two-time national runner-up in the steeplechase, was just short of taking the individual title at the Notre Dame Invitational. BYU’s Miles Batty won in 23:59 with Cabral just a second behind. The Tigers, ranked 12th nationally, finished ahead of five ranked teams, including No. 3 Stanford.
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Sam Pons (South Pasadena, Calif.) wasn’t just the first Tiger rookie across the finish in the Notre Dame Invitational Blue Race, which featured eight nationally-ranked teams, he was the first freshman to finish the race altogether. He finished 25th overall in 24:44 as the 12th-ranked Tigers took third, ahead of Stanford and behind BYU and Florida State.
WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore Abbey D’Agostino (Topsfield, Mass.) had her first competitive run since shocking the college circuit last June at the NCAA Championships and took fourth at the Brooks Paul Short Invitational behind two runners from top-five teams and another, Neely Spence, who was the Division II national champion a year ago. D’Agostino finished in 20:22, just 12 seconds behind winner Bogdana Mimic of Villanova.
WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman Marianne Collard (Crystal Lake, Ill.) was among the top freshmen finishers in the Gold race at the Brooks Paul Short Invitational on Friday. After arriving to Ithaca as one of the top cross country runners in Illinois, Collard made quite an impression at Lehigh, finishing 58th in 21:36, the fourth Big Red runner to cross the line. The next Ivy freshman wouldn’t join her for another 33 seconds.