It was a fairly quiet weekend for Heps as few of the top runners were in competition. That did not stop the Dartmouth men from winning the New England Championship or the Columbia women from capturing their 15th straight New York Metropolitan Championship. This week will see nearly everyone preparing for the adidas Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wis. The photo above is Dartmouth rookie Brian Masterson, snapped by Doug Austin.
MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore Silas Talbot (Anchorage, Alaska) was third of 261 runners as the New England Championships celebrated its 100th birthday in Boston’s Franklin Park. Talbot led his Big Green to victory over Boston College and Yale, finishing behind only Mike Biwott of AIC and Rich Peters of Boston University.
MEN’S ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Two runners — Columbia’s Jon Harper (Phillipsburg, N.J.) and Dartmouth’s Brian Masterson (Seattle, Wash.) — share the award as the top rookie finishers from the League at the Mets and New England Championships. Harper, the Easton Express Times Athlete of the Year last spring, was about a minute behind Iona sophomore champion Ethan Heywood while Masterson, who won the Seattle Half Marathon a year ago, was 16th out of 261 runners in Franklin Park.
WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Columbia senior Mallory Anderson (Madison, N.J.) brought home two titles — team and individual — from the New York Metropolian Championships at Van Cortlandt Park. A Heps’ threat in the steeplechase in the spring, Anderson led the den of Lions to a 1-2-3-5-7 finish for the programs 15th straight City title.
WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Columbia’s Leila Mantilla (Penfield, N.Y.) was third overall at the Mets Championships, completing her Van Cortlandt Park rounds in 18:25.82. This past summer, Mantilla qualified to run the steeplechase for Puerto Rico at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.