Male Athlete of the Break
Conor McCullough, Princeton (Soph., Canoga Park, Calif.)
McCullough was more than happy to get back into the swing of things in the college hammer after taking last spring off. At the University of Central Florida Invitational his winning mark of 71.47 meters (234-6) broke his own Ivy League record. He’d destroyed the Ivy weight throw record indoor without competing in the event too often. At UCF he posted five legal throws and each outdistanced the second-place mark.
Male Rookie of the Break
Stephen Mozia, Cornell (Fr., Hackensack, N.J.)
Mozia continued to look like a special freshman at the Northridge Invitational after a sensational indoor season. Despite horrible conditions in a rare California winter storm, Mozia won both the shot put (54-9 1/2) and the discus throw (156-2).
Female Athlete of the Break
Genna Hartung, Cornell (Jr., Morrisonville, N.Y.)
After battling tricky weather conditions and steeplechase barriers set at the wrong height, Hartung won the Northridge Invitational and then returned at the Cal-Irvine meet with a personal best of 10:27.96 in the steeple, one of the best times in the country at this juncture of the season.
Female Rookie of the Break
Gabrielle Scott, Harvard (Fr., Irvine, Calif.)
Competing at the Texas Southern Relays in Houston, Scott put down the fastest time in the qualifying round of the 400m dash and then followed with a second-place 56.17 in the final. Starting out this fast, expect her to improve on her fifth-place finish at Indoor Heps.