INDIANAPOLIS – Oakland sophomore Bryce Stroede (Horton, Mich.) and Youngstown State junior Nina Grambling (Canton, Ohio) have been named Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Runners of the Week while Youngstown State sophomore Arnaldo Morales (Struthers, Ohio) and fellow sophomore Penguin Jaynee Corbett (Corry, Pa.) have been named Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Athletes of the Week for the period of Dec. 2-8.
Stroede, the 2014 Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Champion in the one-mile, placed first in the 3,000-meter run at the IPFW Mastodon Opener. His time of 8:18.82 (8:13.09 converted) set a new Oakland school record.
Grambling picked up where she left off at the 2014 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Championship where she registered three first-place finishes. At the YSU Icebreaker, Grambling was the only runner to win two events. Her time of 7.58 seconds in the 60-meter dash toppled a field of 32 competitors. In the 200-meter dash, it was much of the same as the junior’s time of 24.65 seconds took first by .66 seconds.
The 2014 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year took home a tie for first and two fifth-place finishes at the YSU Icebreaker. Starting in the high jump, Morales registered a mark of 2.03 meters, good for a tie for first-place. In the long jump and triple jump the sophomore registered marks of 6.48 meters and 13.65 meters, respectively.
Corbett, who was named the 2014 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year, started the year with a bang at the YSU Icebreaker via first-place marks in both the weight throw (16.12 meters) and shot put (14.06 meters).
The Penguins return to action Jan. 23 at the WATTS Center for the YSU College Invitational. Oakland will travel to Ypsilanti, Mich. for the EMU Triangular on Jan. 9.
Other Top Athletes of the Week:
Andrew Guzek, Valparaiso (Fr., Valparaiso, Ind.) - Making his collegiate debut Guzek took home a first-place finish in the shot put and a fourth-place finish in the weight throw registering marks of 14.21 meters and 15.29 meters, respectively.
Matthew Jordan, Oakland (Fr., Woodhaven, Mich.) - Jordan set the triple jump school record (13.19 meters) en route to a first-place finish at the IPFW Mastodon Open.
Ann Chapman, Valparaiso (Jr., Washington, Ill.) - At the IPFW Mastodon Open, Chapman registered first and third-place finishes in the triple jump (10.53 meters) and long jump (4.68 meters), respectively.
Angela Ciaravino, Oakland (Fr., Lapeer, Mich.) - Tied for fourth-place in her first career collegiate event, recording a high jump of 1.55 meters at the EMU Holiday Meet.
Brandy Daniels, Wright State (So., Elyria, Ohio) - Daniels finished sixth in the long jump (5.34 meters) at the Golden Flash Gala.
Other Top Runners of the Week:
Anthony Franze, Valparaiso (So., Gunter, Texas) - Franze took first-place in the 200-meter dash (23.56 seconds) and fifth-place in the 60-meter dash (7.33 seconds) at the IPFW Mastodon Open.
Carl Zallow, Youngstown State (Fr., Warren, Ohio) - Zallow made a splash in his debut at the YSU Icebreaker, winning the 200-meter dash (21.89 seconds) and taking third in the 60-meter dash (6.98 seconds). Zallow was also a part of the 4x400 relay that placed fourth with a time of 3:28.82.
Serena San Cartier, Oakland (Sr., Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) - The 2014 Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Champion started the season in grand fashion, capturing top honors in the 60-meter hurdles and registering the third fastest time (8.84 seconds) in school history at the EMU Holiday Meet.
Kaley Moss, Wright State (Jr., Urbana, Ohio) - Placed third in the 500-meter dash (1:20.53) and 15th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.35 seconds) at the Golden Flash Gala.
Kelli Wosick, Valparaiso (Sr., Mount Prospect, Ill.) - In the 600-meter dash at the IPFW Mastodon Open, Wosick took first by registering the fourth fastest time in Valparaiso school history (1:42.30).
Indoor Athletes of the Week:
Dec. 2: Arnaldo Morales (Youngstown State); Jaynee Corbett (Youngstown State)
Indoor Runners of the Week:
Dec. 2: Bryce Stroede (Oakland); Nina Grambling (Youngstown State)