WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Columbia junior Noelle Van Rysselberghe (Portland, Ore.) — an NCAA East Regional qualifier in the 10k last spring — led the Columbia to its 14th consecutive victory in the New York Metropolitan Invitational. She was the second runners across the line in 18:19, 14 seconds behind Rutgers’ Brianna Deming.
WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Columbia freshman Anne Carey (Patchogue, N.Y.) — the first N.Y. CHSAA runner to qualify for the Nike National Championships last fall — took third overall, second among the Lions, at the New York Metropolitan Invitational. The team won the 13-team event for the 14th straight time.
MEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
A pair of sophomores — Dartmouth’s Henry Sterling (South Freeport, Maine) and Columbia’s Byron Jones (Westborough, Mass.) — share this week’s award after leading their teams in traditional regional championships. Sterling was the 10th finisher in the well-attended New England Championships as the Big Green took second. Jones was second at the New York Metropolitan Championships, four seconds behind Fordham’s Julian Saad, as the Lions won again.
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
In his collegiate debut, Columbia freshman Daniel Everett (Creve Coeur, Mo.) — one of the nation’s top high school milers a year ago — was third at the New York Mets, finishing in 25:32. He was the second finisher for the championship Light Blue squad.