In order to have made the awards this week, you needed to have some kind of a record-breaking performance.
Male Athletes of the Week:
Dartmouth’s Will Geoghegan (Brunswick, Maine), Harvard’s Maksim Korolev (Harrisonville, Mo.), and Cornell’s Stephen Mozia (Hackensack, N.J.) will need to figure out how to split this award three-ways this week. Each of these men not only broke a conference record on Saturday, but their marks place them at the top of their event in the country. Geoghegan became the 408th person in US Track history to break the magical 4:00/mile barrier, winning the mile at the Boston University Terrier Invitational in 3:58.04. Korolev made a splash in his indoor season debut by dominating the 5,000m at the same meet, winning the race in 13:42.56. Mozia broke one of the oldest records in indoor conference history at the Upstate Challenge, throwing a bomb of 67-04 in the shot put.
Male Rookie of the Week:
Yale frosh Marc-Andre Alexander (Montreal, Quebec) earns this award for the second week (and third total) in a row for his 400m performance at the Boston University Terrier Invitational, where his 47.45 is the 9th fastest 400m in indoor conference history. The question is now is is he going to do the 60-400 double come iHeps?
Female Athlete of the Week:
Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino (Topsfield, Mass.) is showing herself to be a fast miler – her 4:28.31 at the Boston University Terrier Invitational is not only a new conference best, it is also the best mile time in the nation and the 3rd fastest mile in NCAA history.
Female Rookies of the Week:
Harvard freshmen Jade Miller (Temecula, Calif.) and Jackie Modesett (Houston, Tex.) helped the Harvard women’s 4×400 relay team to an event win at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. Their winning time of 3:40.41 is the 5th fastest time in indoor conference history, where Miller (54.8) and Modesett (55.8) ran first and third, respectively. Both of these freshmen are talented hurdlers as well. Modesett has previously won this award earlier this season.
Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale at the Boston University Terrier Invitational
Brown and Harvard at the Harvard Multi-Meet
Columbia at the NYU Team Challenge
Cornell at the Upstate Challenge
Princeton at the Tiger Open