SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Apr. 3, 2012) - Senior Miriam Larson-Koester has earned the Lyon of the Week award for the week of March 26 - April 1 after leading the outdoor track and field team to a seventh place finish at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational over the weekend.
In addition to recording a first place toss of 36.53 in the discus, Larson-Koester also grabbed third place in the shot put (10.71 meters) and seventh place in the hammer throw (33.97). She accounted for 18 of Mount Holyoke's 49 points.
The senior also set the tone for the Lyons in their season opener at Westfield State University two weeks ago. After grabbing fourth place in the shot put (10.76 meters), she closed out her day with a second place performance in the discus (37.93 meters). In the process, she qualified for the New England Division III Championships in both events and the ECAC Division III Championships in the discus.
Larson-Koester broke the program record in the discus with her toss of 41.79 meters during her sophomore season.
Mount Holyoke is slated to take part in the Swanson Invitational at Wesleyan University on Saturday.
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