Indoor Athletes of the Week #8

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A lot of athletes rested this past weekend, but a few others competed to either qualify for NCAAs or build up their confidence for next weekend.

Male Athletes of the Week:

Columbia sent their distance medley relay squad of John Gregorek, Harry McFann, Brendon Fish (shown in the image above), and Daniel Everett to the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational to run a time that could qualify them for NCAAs.  Well, they ran the 2nd fastest DMR time in conference history, 9:30.72, to finish 6th at the meet.  It currently ranks them 9th in the country right now, which keeps them in contention of qualifying with one more weekend left in the qualifying window.

Male Rookie of the Week

Cornell frosh Wynn Curtis was a part of two event wins at the Marc Deneault Invitational on Saturday.  He earned an individual win in the 500m (1:05.97) while leading a Cornell 1-2-3 finish, and earned a relay win by running lead-off on the 4×400 relay (3:22.39, split 50.4).

Female Athlete of the Week:

Katie Woodford had a strong showing at Cornell’s final home meet before Heps.  At the Marc Deneault Invitational, Woodford won the 400m in 56.86, placed 3rd in the 200 in 25.47, and anchored the 4×400 in 58.9 to win the event.  If her times were converted to a banked track equivalent, they would be 56.12 (400m), 25.08 (200m), and 58.13 (4×400 anchor leg).

Female Rookies of the Week:

Cornell frosh Adrian Jones earned the Women Track MVP award at the Marc Deneault Invitational on Saturday due to her dominating win in the 200m.  Jones won the event in 25.03 (24.65 when converted from a flat to banked 200m track), 0.17 seconds faster than the next finisher.  Jones also ran in the 60m where she just missed qualifying for the finals by 0.04 seconds.

Brown frosh Melissa Isidor had a great day at the USATF New England Open Championships on Sunday as she won two individual events.  She won the 60 hurdles in a new season’s best time of 8.91 and the long jump in 17-11.

Weekend Results:

Brown, Dartmouth men, and Harvard at the USATF New England Open Championships 

Columbia and Harvard at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational

Cornell hosted the Marc Deneault Invitational

Penn at the Haverford Keogh Invitational 

Penn and Princeton at the Princeton Invitational

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