For the second time this season, cow Tyrell Maddox and plebe Justin Young have received weekly honors from the Patriot League. Following their success at the Crowell Open, the duo continued their strong start at the Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State University. Maddox finished first in the men's 400 meter dash with a time of 48.38 seconds. He then went on to anchor the men's 4x400 to a second place finish. Both times were the best in the Patriot League this season. The junior was named Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Week.
"Tyrell had a great fall training block and did a nice job of managing his workouts over the Christmas break and that showed on Sunday," head coach Mike Smith said. "He expects to win and that competitive fire serves him well in all of his events. The personal best he set this weekend in the 400 is a great indicator of his potential for success in the winter and spring. He is ready to take a big step forward."
Plebe Justin Young set two personal bests in the 60 meter hurdles, leading the field in the preliminary race with a time of 8.00, before posting a 7.97 in the final for a second place finish. The 7.97 second finish is the best in the Patriot League so far this season. Young was also a member of the second place finishing 4x400 unit. The Wylie, Texas, native was named Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week. Read More