After posting league best scores in their respective events at the Bison Outdoor Classic, Army West Point track and field cow Michael Renard and plebe Marshall Beatty received weekly accolades from the Patriot League on Tuesday.
Renard was named Patriot League Male Field Athlete of the Week after recording a league leading score in the discus throw. His 56.71 meter throw was the best of his career at Army and ranks seventh in the NCAA East Region. This marks Renard's second league honor, after he earned the weekly award in March after setting the Army West Point program record in the shot put.
"Mike's success is not a surprise," head coach Mike Smith said. "He has committed himself to the process of getting better and the results are a reflection of a lot of hard work."
Plebe Marshall Beatty continued his impressive rookie campaign by recording a Patriot League-best time in the 5000 meter run on Sunday. Beatty's 14:11.41 mark stands ten seconds faster than the second leading time on the list. The performance earned the Missoula, Mont., native Patriot League Rookie of the Week. Read more.