April 30, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Temple's Travis Mahoney was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Performer of the Week, while La Salle's Meghan McGlinchey and Richmond's Meaghan McGovern were named the Women's Co-Performers of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Also recognized this week were Rhode Island's Tyler Oliveira and Temple's Margo Britton, who were named the Men's and Women's Rookies of the Week, respectively.
Mahoney recorded a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase this weekend at the Penn Relays with a time of 8:48.18. The Old Bridge, N.J., native finished the event only five seconds behind Indiana's Andrew Poore. Mahoney's time currently sits atop the A-10 rankings and ranks 15th nationally.
McGlinchey posted a fourth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Penn Relays with a time of 16:20.76. Her time in the 5,000 meters places her first in the A-10, nearly 13 seconds ahead of second place. The junior from West Depford, N.J., also just narrowly missed setting a new school record in the event with her time.
McGovern unleashed a new personal-best toss in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 184-6 (56.24 meters) on her sixth and final toss at the Penn Relays. The North Kingstown, R.I., native bested her previous distance at the Penn Relays by more than two meters en route to a second-place finish in the event. McGovern continues to lead the A-10 leaderboards and is ranked 30th in the NCAA East Region.
Oliveira won three of the four races he participated in this past week at both the Holy Cross Quad and the Brown Springtime Invitational. The freshman from Portsmouth, R.I, claimed victories in the 200 and 400-meters at the Holy Cross Quad with times of 22.05 and 49.25, respectively. He also picked up an individual victory in the 200-meters (22.29) along with a second-place finish in the 100-meters (10.84) at the Brown Springtime Invitational.
Britton continued here recent hot streak this past weekend at the Penn Relays as she shattered the Temple school record for the longest mark in the shot put for the second time this season. Breaking her own record in the event with a mark of 15.71 meters, Britton claimed second behind North Carolina State's Tremanisha Taylor.