WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
After a year filled with injury setbacks, Cornell senior Kelsey Karys (Newton, Mass.) was the first Cornell finisher on the home Moakley Course at the 26th John Reif Memorial Run on Friday. Karys was a Heps’ champion in the 10k as a sophomore and her return to the fold is a welcomed sight for the Big Red.
WOMEN’S ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Two runners — Dartmouth’s Reid Watson (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Yale’s Shannon McDonnell (Shoreham, N.Y.) — share the award. Watson — from the same town as Princeton Olympian Donn Cabral — was eighth at the Rothenberg Run in Rhode Island on Friday (18:46.5) while McDonnell — whose specialty is the 800m run — was seventh at the CCSU Mini-Meet (10:29.87).
MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Yale junior Ryan Laemel (Orange, Conn.) finished second at the Central Connecticut State Mini-Meet on Friday, finishing the 5k course in 15:33.75. The coolest thing on Laemel’s bio is that his grandfather held the Bridgeport scoring record until it was broken by the late Manute Bol.
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth’s Tony Anzivino (Derry, N.H.) won the Rothenberg Run ahead of Brown rookie Will Sheeran (Bellevue, Wash.) on Friday. Anzivino — a former high school state champion at Pinkerton Academy — claimed the event in 25:37.6, three seconds ahead of Sheeran.