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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

MU track/from MU web site

Seniors pick up weekly awards for second consecutive week

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.- For the second straight week Monmouth University seniors Nick Williams (Adamstown, Md./Urbana) and Tisifenee Taylor (Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury) took home Northeast Conference weekly honors, league officials announced on Tuesday.

Williams did not let a two hour rain delay deter him on the second day of the relays as he threw a personal best 56’ 3 ¾” to win the Eastern College Division of the prestigious Penn Relays. The senior also broke the school record in the discus, taking second in the College men’s Discus with his throw of 172' 8". The senior broke former MU All-American Jon Kalnas' record set in 2002, improving his mark for the NCAA Regional meet in the process. This marks the second straight week in which he has been named NEC Field Athlete of the Week.

On Thursday at Penn Relays, Taylor won the Eastern Division long jump. Her jump of 20’ 4 ¼” was first in her event and one of the top distances of any competitor at the meet, which featured athletes from hundreds of college across the country. Last week Taylor was named NEC Track Athlete of the Week.

Williams, Taylor and the rest of the Hawks will now turn their attention to this weekend’s Northeast Conference Championships, which is being hosted on the campus of Monmouth University.


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