Jan. 27, 2009
Center Valley, Pa.- Eight Patriot League teams are in action this weekend, as the Patriot League Championships rapidly approach. Student-athletes from Army, Holy Cross and Navy all earned M-F Athletic Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Release 1.27.09
M-F Athletic Male Track Performer of the Week
Domonick Sylve, Army So., Long Beach, Calif.
Sylve posted an IC4A-qualifying time of 7.41 to take first place in the 55m hurdles at last week's Great Dane Classic. Sylve's time was just 0.03 seconds shy of the NCAA Provisional mark
M-F Athletic Female Track Performer of the Week
Ebony Thomas, Army Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.
Thomas qualified for the ECAC Championship in two events by placing third in the 55m dash with a time of 7.10 and seventh in the 200m dash with a time of 24.93 at the Great Dane Classic.
M-F Athletic Male Field Performer of the Week
Chris Bordino, Navy Sr., Gastonia, N.C.
Bordino produced his third effort over 60 feet in the weight throw this season, placing third at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational with a throw of 18.34m (60' 2"). With the throw, Bordino now owns each of the Patriot League's top three efforts this season.
M-F Athletic Female Field Performer of the Week
Lesley Bautista, Holy Cross Sr., St. John's, Newfoundland
Bautista finished fifth in the pole vault at the Terrier Invitational in Boston last week with a vault of 3.5m (11' 5 3/4").
M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week
Dominic Della Pelle, Navy Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.
Della Pelle continued a strong rookie campaign, taking third with an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:14.78 in the mile at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational.
M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week
Jari Ross, Army Fr., San Antonio, Texas
Ross helped lead Army to a 10th-place finish at the Great Dane Classic, posting a triple jump of 11.63m (38' 2"). Ross narrowly missed the ECAC-qualifying mark by 0.07m.
Patriot League Notebook
A Look Ahead
Eight Patriot League teams are in action this weekend, as the Patriot League Championships rapidly approach. Friday, Army and Bucknell head to State College, Pa., where they will compete at the Penn State National Invitational. Bucknell will also hold its Bison Open and Multi on Friday, while Holy Cross will head to Boston for the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Saturday, American and the Navy women will compete at the George Mason Patriot Games, while American will also send some of its squad to the Thomsen Invitational. Army and Bucknell will wrap up a second day of competition at Penn State, while Bucknell will close out its Bison Open and Multi on Saturday as well. Colgate will compete at the Class of `32 Invitational at 11 a.m., and archrivals Lehigh and Lafayette will participate in a Patriot League dual meet in Bethlehem.
For More Information
IC4A/ECAC and NCAA Indoor Qualifying standards can be found on the Track and Field page on the Patriot League website at www.PatriotLeague.com.
A Few More Hurdles to Go
The Navy men and Bucknell women will defend their titles at the 2009 Patriot League Championship Meet, to be held Fri., Feb. 20 through Sun., Feb. 22 at Navy's Wesley Brown Fieldhouse.
American American had no scheduled events last week. The Eagles will next compete at the George Mason Patriot Games and the Thomsen Invitational on Jan. 31.
Army Army had an impressive showing at last week's Great Dane Invitational, with the men finishing third of 27 teams and the women finishing 10th of 30 squads. The Black Knights will next compete Friday and Saturday at the Penn State National Invitational.
Bucknell The Bison had no scheduled events last week. Bucknell will next compete at the Penn State National Invitational and the Bison Open and Multi on Friday and Saturday.
Colgate Colgate's Michele Miller ran the fifth fastest time in Colgate history in the 400m dash to take second place at the Upstate Challenge. The women's team finished fourth of six, while the men's team finished sixth of six. The Raiders next compete in the Class of `32 Invitational on Saturday.
Holy Cross The Crusader men finished fourth of four at the Rhode Island Quad last weekend, while the women competed in the team unscored Terrier Invitational in Boston. Holy Cross will next compete on Friday at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games at 4 p.m.
Lafayette The Lafayette men's team finished ninth of 12 teams at the Lehigh Covert Classic and Multi-Event, while the women's team finished seventh of 13 teams at the same event. The Leopards return to Bethlehem this Saturday for the Lafayette-Lehigh dual meet.
Lehigh The Mountain Hawk men finished second of 12 teams, while the women finished sixth of 13 teams at the Lehigh Covert Classic and Multi-Event last weekend. Lehigh will host archrival Lafayette on Saturday in a Patriot League dual meet.
Navy The Navy men's track team held its own amongst an impressive six-team field, producing seven IC4A-qualifying marks and six season-best performances at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational on Saturday. The Midshipmen men will not compete again until Feb. 7, while the women return to action on Saturday at the George Mason Patriot Games.