Lemon, Paquin repeat as Lehigh wins four more track awards
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Following a strong team showing at the Lehigh Fast Times Before Finals meet on Friday, four Mountain Hawks were recognized with Patriot League Weekly Awards, which were announced Monday afternoon. Lehigh brought home four awards for the second straight week with sophomore E’Lana Lemon and freshman Ryan Paquin repeating as Women’s Field Athlete and Men’s Rookie of the Week respectively. In addition sophomore Chris Buck was named Male Field Athlete of the week and Anna Obed who was named Women’s Rookie of the Week.
Lemon has competed in two meets this season and has won the weight throw in both of them. Friday night Lemon had a winning throw of 15.46 meters, .07 behind her effort the previous week in the Lehigh season-opener and .15 behind the ECAC qualifying standard.
Obed led the Mountain Hawk women to a sweep of the throwing events, as she captured the shot put with a throw of 12.75 meters.
On the men’s side, Paquin followed up his win in the heptathlon last weekend by placing second in the 60 meter hurdles and the long jump. Paquin finished the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.61, which placed him second overall, but first among attached college competitors. He experienced similar results in the long jump, placing second overall with a jump of 6.73 meters, but finished .06 meters behind the unattached winner Stephen Lewis.
Buck was honored for the first time in his career after winning the weight throw with a toss of 15.47 meters and adding a third place finish in the shot put with an effort of 13.67 meters.
The Mountain Hawks are in the midst of a break for final exams and the holidays, and will return to action on Saturday, January 15 at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.