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MEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Two Columbia Lions — sophomore Connor Claflin (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior Harry McFann (Gahanna, Ohio) — share the award after two fantastic relay performances at the Armory Collegiate Invitational. On Friday those two, with John Gregorek and Mark Feigen, broke the school record in the distance medley relay (9:40.67), finishing with the fifth-fastest time in the nation this year. Then they teamed with Brandon Fish and Byron Jones to win the 4x800m in 7:30.15.

MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
For the second straight week, Cornell freshman Max Hairston (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) shares the award, this time with Penn rookie Tim Hamlett (Teaneck, N.J.). At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, Hairston ran 8.20 in the prelims of the 60m hurdles followed by a personal-best 8.12 in the finals. That mark is second-best in the League this year and fifth all-time at Cornell. Hamlett competed in the Penn State 600m, finishing fifth in 1:21.05, not far ahead of Austin Hollimon in his return for Princeton.

WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Three women — Princeton senior Greta Feldman (Haddonfield, N.J.), Columbia senior Erin Gillingham (Solana Beach, Calif.) and Harvard sophomore Gabrielle Scott (Irvine, Calif.) — share this week’s honors. Feldman ran anchor on the Tigers’ DMR at the Armory Collegiates before heading to Penn State to clock a 2:08.78 in the 800. Gillingham became the first Ivy Leaguer to win the 3k championship at the ACI (9:37.55) and Scott ran an Ivy season-best 54.87 for 400 at the Armory meet along with a 25.11 for 200.

WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard rookie Autumne Franklin (Owings Mills, Md.) pulled triple duty at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, running 56.07 for 400, 8.61 in the 60 hurdles and running anchor on the 4x400m relay which clocked 3:44.65 (third in school history).

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