SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Purdue Fort Wayne notched all four individual weekly honors after competing at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open this past weekend. The Mastodons' Ben Marano and Lane Hawkins earned the men's track and field awards while Savannah Girolami and Naomi Ashley took home the honor on the women's side.
Marano took fifth in the 400m dash with a school record time of 50.88. He also competed in the 200m dash where he placed 19th with a finish of 23.18 and ran the second leg of the 4x400m which placed 8th (3:31.58). Hawkins competed in the high jump at the open where he took sixth place with a mark of 6-03.5 (1.92).
For the women, Girolami finished second in the 400m dash with a personal best time of 58.94. She followed up her second-place finish with fourth-place finishes in the 200m dash (25.98) and as a member of the 4x400m relay that finished with a time of 4:11.00. In the field, Ashley competed in the long jump and finished seventh with a mark of 16-04.5 (4.99m).
Ben Marano, Purdue Fort Wayne
Fr | Hurdles | Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Collected his first career athlete of the week accolade
- Broke a school record in the 400m dash at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open
- Took fifth place in the 400m dash
Lane Hawkins, Purdue Fort Wayne
Fr | Jumps | Bedford, Ind.
- Earned his first career athlete of the week accolade
- Achieved his second-best mark in the high jump
- Took sixth in the event with a height of 6-03.5 (1.92)
Savannah Girolami, Purdue Fort Wayne
Sr | Sprints | Greenfield, Ind.
- Notched her first career athlete of the week award
- Took second in the 400m with a personal best time of 58.94
- Finished fourth in the 200m and the 4x400m relay
Naomi Ashley, Purdue Fort Wayne
Fr | Jumps | Michigan City, Ind.
- Captured her first career athlete of the week honor
- Placed seventh in the long jump with the second best mark of her career
2019-20 The Summit League Athletes of the Week
TM: Nick Wessels, South Dakota State, Hurdles
FM: Trevor Otterdahl, North Dakota State, Throws
TF: Sasha Wells, Oral Roberts, Sprints/Hurdles
FF: Akealy Moton, North Dakota State, Throws
TM: Nick Derickson, Purdue Fort Wayne, Distance
FM: Luke Beehler, Purdue Fort Wayne, Jumps
TF: Brayden Langdon, Purdue Fort Wayne, Distance
FF: Allyssa Hennessey, Purdue Fort Wayne, Jumps