SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Apr. 25, 2011) - Senior track and field team member Jacinta Edebeli has earned the Lyon of the Week award for the week of April 18-24 after her outstanding performance in the heptathlon at the Bowdoin College Aloha Relays over the weekend.
Edebeli racked up 3,400 points on her way to a second place finish in the seven event competition. With her score, she qualified for the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship. The senior was just 58 points off the school record established by Carrie Turbin in 1995.
She was at her best in the shot put, where she took home top honors with a toss of 28.40. In doing so, she made herself eligible for the NCAA Regional Championship in the event. Edebeli won the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.40 and also secured third place finishes in both the long jump (4.67 meters) and javelin (25.59 meters).
Mount Holyoke is slated to compete in the NEWMAC Championships next Saturday at the Coast Guard Academy. The meet is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 a.m.