Male Athletes and Rookie of the Week:
In order to join the group this week, you needed to have made your way into the conference recordbooks. On Saturday, we got four new entries into the men’s indoor conference recordbooks. At the Upstate Challenge, junior Bryan Rhodes did not have too much trouble in claiming the win in the weight throw for the Cornell Big Red. The defending Heps champion in the weight throw won by almost four feet and helped Cornell get a 1-2-3 finish that helped the team win the overall team title. But Rhodes’ winning mark of 67-05 1/2 also broke into the conference recordbooks as the 10th best mark in conference history.
The other three recordbook entries came from the Dartmouth-Columbia-Yale 1,000m race. Columbia senior Brendon Fish, the defending Heps champion in this event, led his team to a 1-2-3-4 scoring sweep for the tri-meet, with the top 3 times breaking into the top 10 all-time. Fish’s winning time of 2:20.83 is good enough for 4th best all time. Right behind him was freshman Spencer Haik, who finished 2nd in the meet AND is now the 5th best all-time with 2:21.04. Sophomore Rob Napolitano also broke into the top 1o with his time of 2:22.80 (3rd at the meet, 10th best all-time). According to USTFCCCA, Fish, Haik, and Napolitano ran the fastest 1,000m times in all of the indoor competitions contested last weekend. Haik and Napolitano were members of the “winning” 4×800 team at the tri-meet (I use the quotes because as these two were on the Columbia A-team, which technically finished second behind Columbia’s B-team, 7:47.13 to 7:48.26, but the B-team was not counted in the meet scoring). The Columbia men would finish 2nd in the tri-meet, beating Yale by 5 points but falling to Dartmouth.
Female Athlete of the Week:
Yale junior Karleh Wilson was the lone female athlete this past weekend to win two individual events at any of the competitions and was a key contributor to Yale’s finish at their annual tri-meet with Dartmouth and Columbia. Wilson won both throwing events at the meet. She won the weight throw with a new season’s best of 54-09 1/4 (ranks her 3rd in the conference). In the shot put, she led Yale to a 1-2-4 finish behind her 44-04 1/4 winning throw. She currently ranks within the top 3 of both throwing events at the midpoint in the indoor season.
Female Rookie of the Week:
Dartmouth freshman Lyndsi Ross-Trevor was one of a few freshmen to win an event this past weekend. Her winning clearance in the pole vault at the Dartmouth-Columbia-Yale tri-meet of 11-09 3/4 puts her in a tie for 2nd place in the conference with three other women (Princeton’s Allison Harris, Dartmouth’s Marina Plesons, and Harvard’s Marlena Sabatino). This was Ross-Trevor’s first collegiate win, and it helped the Dartmouth women win the tri-meet.
photo by Patrick Shanahan