Feb. 4, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Jan. 27-Feb. 2 in swimming and diving and track and field on Tuesday.
Patriot League Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards
MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
TOM DUVALL, NAVY So., Durham, N.C.
Duvall earns the Patriot League Male Swimmer of the Week honor for the second consecutive time after winning four different individual events in a pair of meets for the Mids. He placed first in both the 200 free (1:39.79) and 100 free (46.39) against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday before taking first place in the 500 free (4:32.50) and 1000 free (9:22.35) versus Columbia on Friday. He also posted the fastest leg in the 400 free relay against both opponents, helping Navy to the win over Columbia. Duvall has posted 19 wins in 24 individual events this season.
FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
KAITYLYN RUFFING, LEHIGH Fr., Murrysville, Pa.
Ruffing won a pair of individual events and helped Lehigh to a relay title as the Mountain Hawks edged Drexel 163-131 in Philadelphia on Saturday. She set Drexel pool records while winning both the 50 free (23.88) and 100 free (52.32). She anchored Lehigh's winning 200 free relay time with a leg of 23.44, and swam the freestyle leg of the 400 medley relay in 51.31. Ruffing earns her first Patriot League Female Swimmer of the Week award.
MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
MICHAEL BROWN, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., Timonium, Md.
Brown swept the diving events against NJIT on Friday, and in the process qualified for the NCAA Zone Championships with a Mangione pool record score of 335.85 in the one-meter. He just missed Loyola's 28-year school record of 338.90, and became the first male diver in the school's Division I history to advance to an NCAA event and first at any level since James Tynan went to four straight at the Division II level from 1972-75. Brown won the three-meter with a total of 246.83, sweeping the boards for the fourth time this season. Brown is named Patriot League Male Diver of the Week for the fifth time this year.
FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
CHELSEA GLINCMAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., North Brunswick, N.J.
Glincman claims the Patriot League Female Diver of the Week award for the fifth time, and second in a row, after sweeing the one-meter and three-meter against Boston College on Friday. She scored a 267.15 in the one-meter and 271.42 in the three-meter to help lead the Terriers to a 204-128 victory.
MUN HON LEE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Melbourne, Australia
Lee led the Terriers with individual victories in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM as the BU men beat Boston College 184-152 on Friday.
DANIELLE YOON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., Houston, Texas
Yoon won the 400 IM, 200 fly and 200 breast to pace the Terrier women to a 204-128 win over Boston College on Friday.
JUSTIN WHITE, LEHIGH Fr., River Forest, Ill.
White won the 100 free and 200 free and swam on the winning 200 free relay for the Lehigh men in a 157-139 win over Drexel on Saturday.
RICHARD XUE, ARMY So., Centerville, Va.
Xue won the 200 IM and 400 IM at the All-Comers Meet at Navy on Saturday.
AIDAN O'HARA, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., Sterling, Va.
O'Hara won the 100 back, 200 back and 400 IM and swam on the winning 200 medley relay team for the Greyhound men against NJIT on Friday.
ZACH WOODS, ARMY Sr., Collierville, Tenn.
Woods swept the diving events at the All-Comers Meet at Navy on Saturday.
ELLA MIXA, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.
Mixa won the one-meter and three-meter dives for the Greyhounds against Mount St. Mary's on Friday, sweeping the events for the sixth time this season.
Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JORDAN SARTOR-FRANCIS, NAVY So., Jonesboro, Ga.
Sartor-Francis won the 200-meter dash with a school-record time of 21.44 and set another IC4A mark by recording a 6.87 in the 60-meter dash to help Navy top rival Army 100-81 on Saturday. Sartor-Francis broke the 200-meter school record of 21.48 set by Clay Stackhouse in 1989 and the Army-Navy series record of 21.73 set by Navy's Torrance Chaplin in 2000. Sartor-Francis won his second M-F Athletic Male Track Athlete of the Week award of the season.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTY WOOD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Lake Oswego, Ore.
Wood won both the 200-meter (25.19) and 400-meter (57.22) dash to help the Terriers grab third place at the Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday. She came less than two tenths of a second away from the ECAC qualifying standard in each race. Wood is named M-F Athletic Female Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MARK VETERE, NAVY Jr., Andover, Mass.
Vetere had the best indoor performance of his career, and the best in the history of the Wesley A. Brown Field House, when he recorded a leap of 5.23 meters in the pole vault to help Navy to a 100-81 win over rival Army on Saturday. It also broke the school record of 5.22 meters set by Matt Poirier on Jan. 23, 1999. Vetere is named M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week in the indoor season for the third time in his career and first this year.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
RACHEL PENA, LAFAYETTE Sr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Pena earns the M-F Athletic Female Field Athlete of the Week honor for the second straight time after again easily besting the ECAC standard in the weight throw. Her mark of 18.11 at the Bison Open gave Pena a first-place finish and surpassed the ECAC cut point of 16.00. She also won the shot put with a mark of 13.23 meters, just shy of the ECAC standard.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JOSE SANTANA, ARMY Fr., Orlando, Fla.
Santana set IC4A qualifying times in both the 60-meter (6.85) and 200-meter (21.77) dash against Navy on Saturday, winning the former event and placing second in the latter while breaking West Point records in both races. He is named M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week for the second time.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CATHERINE SCOTT, BUCKNELL Fr., Newtown, Pa.
Scott won the unseeded 5,000-meter run at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 17:30.53, topping the ECAC standard of 17:33.64. She became the eighth-fastest performer in the event in program history, and was named M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week for the first time.
JOHN WESTWOOD, BUCKNELL So., Sewickley, Pa.
Westwood set an IC4A mark with a time of 2:24.84 in the 1,000-meter run at Penn State and also helped his team qualify for IC4As with a time of 10:02.47 in the distance medley relay.
MARESSA GUYNN, NAVY Sr., Uniontown, Pa.
Guynn helped the Navy women to a 104-77 win over Army by setting an ECAC standard and winning the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 17.29 meters.
JACK FELLOWS, BUCKNELL Jr., Cumberland Center, Maine
Fellows set IC4A marks in the weight throw twice over the weekend with a mark of 18.11 at Penn State on Friday and 18.32 in the Bison Open on Saturday.
JIMIL ATAMAN, LEHIGH Sr., Eagle, Idaho
Ataman reached the ECAC standard with a weight throw of 16.44 meters at the John Covert Classic on Saturday.
SAM McGRATH, HOLY CROSS Sr., Tyngsboro, Mass.
McGrath took first place and set the IC4A standard with a time of 1:05.13 in the 500-meter run against Maine on Saturday.
EMILY ANDO, BUCKNELL Sr., Weston, Conn.
Ando hit the ECAC qualifying standard in the pole vault with a leap of 3.60 meters at the Bison Open.