WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Junior Zach Torrell (Manahawkin, N.J./Lacey Township) and junior Kate Frye (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro) were both named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performers of the Week, league officials announced Tuesday morning. This marks the fourth straight week of the outdoor season that MU track and field has had at least one MAAC Performer of the Week.
Torrell unleashed throw of 223’1” in the college javelin event at the Penn Relays this past weekend. His toss was good enough to earn him third place in the field, and he joins fellow javelin throwers McLean Lipschutz (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) and Vincent DuVernois (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) in anchoring down a strong Monmouth javelin group that has seen Lipschutz ,DuVernois and now Torrell combine for multiple MAAC and ECAC honors so far this year.
Frye was part of a pair of groups this past weekend that put together some special performances. The Monmouth women’s 4x100 relay team put together a masterful performance at the Penn Relays, finishing in 45.89 seconds in the Eastern 4x100 event, just .02 seconds behind the winner, UConn, to claim second. Frye also was a member of the women’s shuttle hurdles group that finished in seventh in 58.12 seconds and setting a new school record in the process. It is her second MAAC accolade this season, earning both MAAC and ECAC Athlete of the Week during the week of April 15.
The Hawks will compete this weekend in the 2014 MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rider University on Saturday and Sunday.