Sports / The Prairie Fire / February 17, 2016

TKS Player of the Week

Sophomore Rebecca Katz is the TKS Player of the Week. (Photo courtesy of Peter Bailey)

Sophomore Rebecca Katz is the TKS Player of the Week. (Photo courtesy of Peter Bailey)

At the Fighting Scots indoor meet last weekend, sophomore Rebecca Katz finished in first place in the women’s 3000-meter run with a time of 11:20.99. Her finish was good enough to move up to fourth on the Knox All-Time Top Ten record list.

The rest of the track team performed well at the meet as well. Freshman Val Varanese nearly set the all-time record in the 60-meter dash for the second weekend in a row with a time of 8.19 seconds.

On the men’s side, sophomore Shadrack Ofori-Boadi and freshman Malik Hamilton finished back to back in the men’s 60-meter run with times of 7.35 and 7.37. The performance was good enough to move Hamilton up to fourth on the all-time Top Ten list.

The track and field teams have one more chance this weekend at the University of Illinois Invitational to tune up before the Indoor Midwest Conference Championships on Feb. 26 and 27.

Gavin Crowell
Gavin Crowell is a senior psychology major with minors in neuroscience and journalism. He has been writing and editing for TKS since his freshman year. He has won three ICPA awards: 1st Place Sports News Story, 2nd Place Sports Feature Story and 3rd Place Sports Page Layout. During the summer after his sophomore year, Gavin had an internship with the Chicago Sun-Times, covering teams such as the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and Fire. Following graduation, he intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

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