Track and Field Tabs Five Patriot League Weekly Honors
The Army West Point Track and Field teams received five Patriot League Weekly Awards on Tuesday morning after recording standout performances against Boston College last weekend. Listed among the conference best for the week were Holli Chapman, Geoff Kirk, Emily Mikoud and Ethan Hesson.
Cow Emily Mikoud swept the shot put and weight throw for the third time this season to receive her third-consecutive Patriot League Women's Field Athlete of the Week. Mikoud recorded first-place finishes in the weight throw and the shot put against Boston College on Saturday. Her 20.44-meter weight throw was just 0.05 meters shy of her personal record. Her 14.66-meter winning mark in the shot put was more than 1.0 meter better than the second-place finisher. The Black Knights also grabbed Men's Field Athlete of the Week in firstie Geoff Kirk. The veteran thrower won the shot put against Boston College with an IC4A-qualifying throw of 18.43 meters, besting the second-place finisher by 0.78 meters. Kirk currently has the two best shot put marks in the Patriot League this season.
Army also saw top ranked performances from two underclassman this past weekend, allowing them to secure Women's Track Athlete of the Week and both Rookie of the Week awards. Plebe Holli Chapman won the 60 meters and 200 meters with personal best times to capture Patriot League Women's Track Athlete and Rookie of the Week. Chapman recorded a pair of first-place finishes against Boston College, winning the 60 meters in 7.92 seconds and the 200 meters in 25.59. The plebe posted personal-best and ECAC-qualifying times in both events against the Eagles. Plebe pole vaulter Ethan Hesson cleared 4.87 meters to claim Patriot League Men's Rookie of the Week. Hesson recorded a first-place finish in the pole vault with a personal best and IC4A-qualifying mark of 4.87 meters. His 4.87-meter height was 0.26 meters higher than the second-place finisher.
The Black Knights look to continue their wealth of success this weekend as they host the Patriot League Challenge on Saturday, February 27.