Three honored with weekly Patriot League awards
Posted: 12/12/2011 | Last updated: December 12, 2011 at 03:52 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Senior Stephen Tutunjian was named the Patriot League Male Field Athlete of the Week, junior E’Lana Lemon was named the Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Week and freshman Gregory Caldwell was named the Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week, as announced by the League on Monday.
At Saturday's meet, Tutunjian won the long jump and recorded an IC4A-qualfying mark in the triple jump while Caldwell picked up his first collegiate victory placing first in the 800-meter run.
Tutunjian is undefeated this season in the long jump and triple jump as he won both events at the Season Opener on December 2nd and then at Friday’s Fast Times Before Finals. The Shrewsbury, Mass. native took home the victory in the long jump by just 0.02m as he jumped 6.87m. Then on Saturday for the second week in a row Tutujian won the triple jump with an IC4A-qualfying distance. He jumped 14.73m, well surpassing the 14.30m needed to qualify and he also improved upon his 14.56m finish at the Season Opener.
The honor was Tutunjian’s third career Patriot League Male Athlete of the Week award.
Caldwell won his first collegiate event Saturday as he finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.17, just finishing ahead of a runner from Monmouth by 0.24 seconds. The Jackson, N.J. native was also part of a Lehigh team that finished fourth in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:20.84, less than a second away from the third-place team. In Caldwell’s only other collegiate event, which came at the Season Opener, he finished second in the 1,000-meter run.
For the second week in a row and the sixth time in her career, Lemon was named the Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Week. The West Orange, N.J. native finished first at the Fast Times Before Finals in the weight throw with an ECAC-qualifying distance with a distance of 17.65m.
Lemon well surpassed the qualifying distance of 16.00m needed and improved on her winning and ECAC-qualifying distance of 17.57m in the Season Opener on December 2nd.
Tutunjian, Caldwell, Lemon and the rest of the Mountain Hawks will return to action on January 14th when the Mountain Hawks will compete at West Point. Lehigh will host three more events this year: the Mountain Hawks Multi Invite on January 20th, the Lafayette dual on January 28th and the John Convert Classic on February 4th.