NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Rhode Island’s Nathan Coogan and Saint Louis’ Aaron Dugan were named Men’s Co-Track Performers of the Week Tuesday, while Rhode Island’s Kristina MacLure and Richmond’s Amanda Corbosiero were named Women’s Co-Track Performers of the Week. Eric Wicks of Rhode Island and Alex Oleson of Saint Louis claimed Men’s Co-Field Performer of the Week and Mary Kate Caucci of Fordham won Women’s Field Performer of the Week. Stephen Cirella of Rhode Island and Kathryn Kelly of Fordham earned Men’s and Women’s Rookie of the Week awards respectfully. The awards were based off performances from meets held on Dec. 4 – 10.
Coogan, a freshman from North Providence, R.I., had a strong showing by finishing second in the 1,000 meters at the Northeastern Husky Invite. His time of 2:29.83 is a New England qualifier and leads the conference at this point in the season.
Dugan, a Festus, Mo., native finished first in the 3,000 meters at the Saluki Fast Start meet in Carbondale, Ill., with a time of 8:43.33. His time was the fastest this week and is second overall in the Atlantic 10 conference.
MacLure placed third in her pentathlon debut with a score of 3,408 points. The sophomore from Stow, Mass., finished with a time of 9.06 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles and finished the 800-meter in 2:24.21. Both times were personal bests for MacLure.
Corbosiero, a senior from Roseland, N.J., won the 3,000 meter at the CNU Holiday Open on Saturday. Her time of 9:32.57 was the second-fastest time in program history.
Wicks, a Marlborough, Mass., native finished second at the Northeastern Husky Invite in the high jump with a mark of 1.98m (6’6”).
Oleson, a freshman from Shawnee, Kan., was the top collegiate finisher in the high jump at the Saluki Fast Start, reaching a height of 1.98m (6’6”).
Caucci did it all at the Bill Ward Invitational as she finished third in the long jump with a jump of 4.99m (16’4.50”) and finished third in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 9.94 seconds. The sophomore from South Abington Township, Pa., also took 12th in the 60-meter dash and 15th in the 200-meter dash.
Cirella competed in his first multi-event competition finishing sixth at the UConn Multi-Event Challenge with a score of 4549. The freshman from Jamestown, R.I., won the shot put by over 2m with a throw of 14.43m (47’4.25”). He also had a strong individual showing in the high jump with a personal best 1.95m (6’4.75”).
Kelly, a Stratford, Conn., native continued to impress at the Bill Ward Invitational by taking second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.84 seconds. She also placed fifth in the 200-meter dash by finishing the event in 26.14 seconds.