2016 Indoor Athletes of the Fortnight #1


A little gift to HepsNation for the holiday season – our first Athletes of the Fortnight for the Indoor season.

Female Athlete of the Fortnight:

Cecelia Barowski (Princeton) had dominant wins in her first two meets of the season.  First at the Metro Holiday Season Opener, she won the 1,000m by 7 seconds with a time of 2:48.56, a time that sits just outside the Ivy League all-time top 10 recordbooks.  A week later, she grabbed two wins at the New Year’s Invitational on her home track.  She won the 600m in 1:30.33 (beating the field by 4 seconds), and was a member of the winning 4×400 relay with a team time of 3:51.82 (no word on what her split was).

Male Athlete of the Fortnight:

It’s always great to hear athletes returning to competition after time off due to injury.  Cornell’s Rutger Admirand had been inactive since the 2013 Outdoor Heps Championships as – according to our sources – recovering from a head injury that he sustained from earlier that outdoor season.  He made his return to the track at the Greg Page Relays and won the 500m in 1:03.63 on the Barton Hall flat track.  When converted to banked equivalent, the time of 1:02.67 sits outside the Ivy League all-time top 10 recordbook.  Admirand was also a member of the winning 4×400 relay team, who won in 3:19.89.

Female Rookie of the Week:

Harvard might have found their new short sprinting ace as Danielle Barbian (Indoor Heps champ in 60m/200m and Outdoor Heps champ in 100m) graduated this past June.  Gabrielle Thomas dominated the 60m dash at the Boston University Season Opener as she won the event in 7.56 seconds.  The time sits just outside the Ivy League all-time top 10 recordbook and currently sits #2 in the conference rankings this season.

Male Rookie of the Week:

Princeton’s Charles Volker only needed one race to enter the Ivy League Indoor Recordbooks.  At the New Year’s Invitational, he won the 60m in 6.79 seconds, which is not only a new school record but is also tied for the seventh fastest in conference history.  It easily leads the conference in this young season.

photo from Princeton Athletics Communications

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