HepsTrack’s Weekly Awards, Vol. 5

Posted: 23 January by Brett Hoover in Announcement, Athletes, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale
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FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Yale senior Kate Grace (Santa Monica, Calif.) looks poised to complete her Yale career with a bang in 2011. She didn’t just post the fastest 800-meter run (2:11.88) in the League Saturday night at the New York City Armory in a triangular meet with Dartmouth and Columbia, Grace also legged out on the top times in the mile run (4:54.85) as well. The All-American won both events.

2010-11 Athlete of the Week winners
Dec. 5 — Kate Grace (Yale) & Brynn Smith (Brown)
Dec. 12 — Thanithia Billings (Princeton)
Jan. 9 — Thanithia Billings (Princeton) & Melissa Hewitt (Cornell)
Jan. 16 — Kim Standridge (Cornell) & Sharay Hale (Columbia)
Jan. 23 — Kate Grace (Yale)

FEMALE ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Columbia’s Tara Richmond (Long Beach, Calif.) and Dartmouth’s Monica Adler (Manchester, Mass.) share the award this week. Richmond won the high jump at the annual triangular meet with Dartmouth and Yale at the New York City Armory on Saturday, clearing a League-season-best 5-8 3/4. RIchmond beat teammate and defending Heps champion Monique Roberts, who cleared the same height but with more misses along the way. A product of the famed Long Beach Poly program, Richmond leapt 5-11 in the high jump and 40-9 in the triple as a senior. Adler kept pace with Yale’s Kate Grace on Saturday at the Armory in New York City, crossing the tape within a second of the All-American (2:12.52). Her time is the second-best in Heps this winter and fifth among all ECAC runners.

2010-11 Rookie of the Week winners
Dec. 5 — Colby Lubman (Brown) & Gabrielle Piper (Penn)
Dec. 12 — Alaina Murphy (Harvard) & Kristin Smoot (Princeton)
Jan. 9 — Kristin Smoot (Princeton) & Katelyn Walker (Dartmouth)
Jan. 16 — Marvellous Iheukwumere (Columbia)
Jan. 23 — Tara Richmond (Columbia) & Monica Adler (Dartmouth)

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Yale senior Marty Evans (Charlotte, N.C.) was a close second in the 200-meter dash at Outdoor Heps last spring, but now he is showing that he will be searching for an outright Indoor title at the Armory next month (ed. note: but not in the 200 as it isn’t contested at Indoor Heps). On that same Championship track at the Armory, Evans steamrolled to victory in the 200 in the triangular meet with Dartmouth and Columbia, completing the sprint in 21.87, easily the swiftest in the League this season. For good measure he also threw down a 49.49 in the 400, also among Heps’ top five.

2010-11 Athlete of the Week winners
Dec. 5 — Nick Huber (Cornell)
Dec. 12 — Darcy Wilson (Harvard) & Austn Hollimon (Princeton)
Jan. 9 — Bob Belden (Cornell) & Russell Dinkins (Princeton)
Jan. 16 — Maalik Reynolds (Penn)
Jan. 23 — Marty Evans (Yale)

MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown’s John Spooney (Northfield, Ohio) claimed the title in the 200-meter dash at the Harvard Challenge in Cambridge on Saturday, posting a time of 22.12. That was the fastest in the League this winter until Yale’s Marty Evans went even faster (21.87) later that evening in New York. Spooney, an All-Ohio performer in the 100-meter dash last spring, is also one of seven freshmen listed among Heps’ fastest 14 in the 60-meter dash.

2010-11 Rookie of the Week winners
Dec. 5 — Chris Bain (Cornell) & Kinsley Ojukwu (Cornell)
Dec. 12 — Tom Hopkins (Princeton)
Jan. 9 — Damon McLean (Princeton)
Jan. 16 — Maalik Reynolds (Penn)
Jan. 23 — John Spooney (Brown)

And for the stat-minded among us:
Yale, Dartmouth & Columbia at the Armory Triangular Meet (New York, N.Y.)
Brown & Harvard at the Harvard Challenge (Cambridge, Mass.)
Princeton at the Princeton Relays (Princeton, N.J.)
Penn at the Albany Great Dane Classic (New York, N.Y.)
Cornell at the Upstate Challenge (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Updated Heps Performance Lists

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