Athlete of the Week Runners-Up (Week of 2/25)

Published by Tanner Skenderian on February 27, 2013 at 3:13AM

Junior Gary Power and the Harvard Men’s Squash team clinched the victory in the CSA semifinals on Saturday, earning him the title as Athlete of the Week. Here in Cambridge, however, some other Crimson athletes were able to compete to a level good enough to merit recognition by The Back Page as Athlete of the Week Runners-Up.

Adabelle Ekechukwu, Women’s Track and Field

For the first time since 2000, the women’s track and field team was victorious in this year’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Junior co-captain thrower Ekechukwu broke the 2002 record for women’s weight throwing by more than two meters on the first day of competition with a 20.83-meter throw. Additionally, Ekechukwu was awarded the Field Most Outstanding Performer award by the Ivy League this weekend.

Nico Weiler, Men’s Track and Field

Weiler beat his personal best and 2012 meet record of 5.3 meters in Saturday’s meet when the senior pole vaulter cleared the bar with a 5.38 meter jump. Out-vaulting his competition by more than half of a meter, Weiler helped lift the men’s team to third place in the Heptagonal Championships.

Ben Glauser, Men’s Track and Field

The sophomore thrower brought in 16 points for the Crimson this weekend when he came in third in the shot put and first in the weight throw. In the weight throw, he surpassed his competition by nearly a full meter. Though short of the meet record, Glouser’s weight throw topped his 2011-2012 personal best by just under two full meters.

Victoria Lippert, Women’s Basketball

After scoring 24 points against Brown on Friday to help Harvard to a 77-71 win, the senior forward put up 19 points the following night against Yale. Lippert’s 24 Saturday points were just four points shy of her career-high that she set in her sophomore season against Colombia.

Christine Clark, Women’s Basketball

Clark achieved the first double-double of her career Saturday against Yale with 20 points and 13 rebounds. The Crimson defeated the Bulldogs, 69-66, in a sold-out showcase at Lavietes Pavilion. The night prior, the junior guard added 16 points against the Bears. Women’s basketball has won its last eight games played at home, four of which were Ivy League contests.