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Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week: April 8, 2019

men's track & field athletes of the week for April 8, 2019

Field Athlete of the Week

Chidebe Ndibe (Eastern Connecticut) - Senior – West Hartford, Conn.
Ndibe was named the LEC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week after winning triple jump (13.52m) and placing third in the long jump (6.39m) at the Coast Guard Invitational.

Track Athlete of the Week

Zach Hoyle (Southern Maine) – Sophomore – Sidney, Maine
Hoyle repeated as the LEC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 800-meter run with his time of 1:54.12 at AIC's Yellow Jacket Invitational, which ranks him 13th in the nation this season. He was nearly four seconds faster than the second-place finisher in the race.

Rookie Field Athlete of the Week

Jacob Rigoli (Plymouth State) - Freshman – Essex, Vt.
Rigoli was named the LEC Outdoor Rookie Field Athlete of the Week after winning a pair of events for the Panthers at the Southern New Hampshire Invitational, claiming top honors in the hammer (46.53m) and discus (39.98m) to help the Panthers to a second-place finish in the team standings.

Rookie Track Athlete of the Week

Rahman Oteng (Eastern Connecticut) – Freshman – Accra, Ghana
Oteng repeats the LEC Outdoor Rookie Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 100-meter dash with a program-record time of 10.78 and the 200-meter dash in 22.12 seconds at the Coast Guard Invitational. His time in the 100 ranks 22nd in Division III this season.

Relay of the Week

UMass Dartmouth 4x400 Relay
The Corsairs' 4x400-meter relay of senior Mike Tierney (Norton, Mass.), juniors George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) and Travis Dolcine (Somerville, Mass.) and freshman Evan Vasconcellos (Westport, Mass.) posted a runner-up finish in with a time of 3:30.12 at the Coast Guard Invitational.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS

Field Athlete of the Week
March 25 - Shamar Spruill, (Rhode Island College)
April 1 - Jordan Entwistle (UMass Dartmouth)

Track Athlete of the Week
March 25 - Raffaelo Manzo (Rhode Island College)
April 1 - Zach Hoyle (Southern Maine)

Rookie Field Athlete of the Week
March 25 - Nate Gilcris, (Castleton)
April 1 - Kaiden Swainamer (UMass Dartmouth)

Rookie Track Athlete of the Week
March 25 - Ryan Escoda (Eastern Connecticut)
April 1 - Rahman Oteng (Eastern Connecticut)

Relay of the Week
March 25 - Keene State 4x400 Relay
April 1 - Southern Maine 4x400 Relay