Oct. 23: The Liberty League announced its weekly award winners on Monday, and six student-athletes were honored for their athletic accomplishments.
The St. Lawrence cross country runners swept the weekly Performer and Rookie of the Week honors on both the men's and women's sides. Sam Rakoc and Amy Cymerman were Performers of the Week, while Spencer Patterson and Ella Martin were Rookies of the Week.
Rakoc earned Performer of the Week honors for the fourth time this season after becoming the fourth consecutive Saints runner to win the NYSCTC individual title. The Swampscott, MA native captured the state crown with a time of 25:44.6, a 10-second margin over the second place finisher in the 143-runner field.
Patterson earned the Rookie of the Week award for the second time in three weeks, as he was the top first-year runner at the NYSCTC Championships. The Saratoga Springs, NY native was the second St. Lawrence runner across the line with a sixth place overall finish in 26:10.6.
Cymerman earned her first Performer of the Week honors for the 2012 season after posting a career-best second place finish in the women's state championship race. The Pittsford, NY native ran in 22:39.9, helping the Saints to a fifth consecutive team title with a record-tying low score.
Martin was also key to the Saints' victory this weekend, finishing third overall in a field of 141 runners. The Woods Hole, MA native ran in 22:49.5 to collect her fourth top-10 finish in five collegiate races.