Female Athlete of the Week
Greta Feldman, Princeton (Jr., Haddonfield, N.J.)
After producing the fastest qualifying time in the 800m run on Saturday at the ECACs, unloading a personal-best 2:06.05, Feldman hit the stratosphere on Sunday, breaking the school record and moving into the Ivy top five all-time with a time of 2:03.65. That was good for second as Boston College senior Caroline King won in 2:03.21. Feldman’s company in the Ivy top five? Meredith Rainey, Doriane Lambelet, Morgan Uceny and Kate Grace. It should also be noted that Genna Hartung of Cornell won the steeple at the ECACs, setting a PR (10:18.40) with the sixth-best time in Ivy history.
Female Rookies of the Week
Katie Woodford, Cornell (Fr., Oxford, N.Y.)
Zena Kolliesuah, Cornell (Fr., Pickerington, Ohio)
Cathy Liebowitz, Dartmouth (Fr., Plainfield, N.H.)
Woodford and Kolliesauh were both members of the winning 4×400-meter relay at the ECAC Championships on Sunday as Cornell won in 3:38.51. Only the Cameron Washington-led Big Red teams of the mid-2000s and the Sharay Hale-paced Columbia Lions in recent vintage have run faster among the League. Both rookies also ran on Cornell’s 46.06 4×100. Liebowitz became just the 10th League to throw the hammer 180 feet on Saturday, ending with a third-place 182-10. She had not thrown further than 160 heading into Heps, but had a break out performance there. This weekend all five of her legal throws went at least 171 feet.
Female Alum of the Week
Lindsey Scherf, Harvard (Scarsdale, N.Y.)
Scherf gave chase at the USATF 25k Championship in Grand Rapids, Mich., over the weekend, taking second to Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, who set an American record in 1:24:37. Scherf, who set the pace most of the way, posted the third-best time in U.S. history (1:25:12). For her effort, Scherf pocketed $4,500.
Male Athlete of the Week
Nico Weiler, Harvard (Jr., Stuttgart, Germany)
After no heighting at Outdoor Heps a week ago, Weiler didn’t elect to travel a less risky path at IC4As. In fact, he didn’t enter the pole vault competition until the bar was at 17-1 3/4. He cleared that, passed at 17-4 and then cleared a personal-best 17-7 3/4 on his first try. He then moved the bar to 18-1 to try to become the second Ivy Leaguer to clear 18, but he could not quite manage the milestone. Of course, it will be easy to say, how did you not select Conor McCullough of Princeton who won the hammer throw at IC4As by more than 26 feet? Don’t have a great answer other than Weiler PRed while McCullough missed that by eight inches. Stupid distinction, I know. But we will be hearing from McCullough again very soon.
Male Rookies of the Week
Stephen Mozia, Cornell (Fr., Hackensack, N.J.)
Eddie Owens, Princeton (Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Mozia finished second in two events — the shot put and discus throw — at the IC4A Championships over the weekend. His 59-9 3/4 shot was second to Monmouth’s Vincent Elardo (60-10 3/4) while his 174-7 discus was runner-up to Morgan State’s Emmanuel Stewart (176-6). Mozia’s discus throw was his season’s best. Meanwhile, Owens had a season-best and second-place showing as well, finishing the steeplechase in 8:56.39, about three seconds behind winner John Gregorek, a sophomore at Columbia.
Male Alum of the Week
Dan Chenoweth, Harvard (Geneseo, Ill.)
Chenoweth had a great career at Harvard, but never claimed a team championship at the conference level. But now he is a Big 10 team champion after his Wisconsin Badgers (121) edged Nebraska (115 1/2) and Indiana (115) for the team title in Madison, Wis. Chenoweth contributed to the cause with a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run, finishing in 29:27.14, 32 seconds behind winner Zachary Mayhew of Indiana.