2016-17 Indoor Awards #8


WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Two Princeton seniors — vaulter Allison Harris (Toronto, Ont.) and thrower Julia Ratcliffe (Hamilton, N.Z.) — broke their own school records over the weekend. Harris became the first Ivy Leaguer to clear 14 feet with a clearance of 4.27 (14-0) at the Virginia Tech Challenge on Friday while Ratcliffe blasted a weight throw of 20.13 (66-0 1/2) at the Princeton Invitational on Sunday. That is the second-longest toss in League history, behind Harvard grad Adabelle Ekechukwu.

WOMEN’S ROOKIES OF THE WEEK

Two sprinting rookies — Cornell’s Brittany Stenekes (Dundas, Ont.) and Penn’s Donnisa Edmonds (New Albany, Ohio) — broke into the season’s top 10 in the 60-meter dash. And they did it with identical times of 7.70. Stenekes pulled off her career best at the Deneault Memorial at Barton Hall on Saturday while Edmonds performed the feat at the Princeton Invitational on Sunday.

MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Cornell senior James Gowans (Mexico, N.Y.) didn’t run a sub-4 mile at the Deneault Memorial Invitational at Barton Hall on Saturday, but it will appear that way on the national ranked list after the coaches’ generous flat-track conversion is applied. Gowans ran away from the field, winning in 4:02.94, which converts to 3:59.88 on the NCAA list. Keep in mind that Gowans did run an actual 3:58.24 mile at the Fastrack National Invitational in Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze Complex last year.

MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Penn freshman Sean Clarke (Longwood, Fla.) found comfort with his new pole on Sunday at the Princeton Invitational. He soared above five meters for the first time with his clearance of 5.02 (16-5 1/2), the best mark by an Ivy freshman so far this season.

By the way, it is Heps Week and our standard celebratory previews begin on Tuesday!

6 Responses to “2016-17 Indoor Awards #8”

  1. Wow. Fantastic news. Keep up the good work.

  2. Congratulations, I will let the girls know.

  3. Donnaree Y Banton-Edmonds says:

    Congratulations Donnisa! We are very proud of you! Mom/Dad.

  4. Hi Dennis and. I always thought you were great. Look at you now. Go Donnisa.

  5. Great job Donnisa! Keep up the good work. Go quakers!