Brunnette, Lewis recognized following top national performances
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A pair of athletes from the Plymouth State University men's indoor track and field team were among those honored when the Little East Conference (LEC) released its weekly award winners on Monday afternoon.
Senior Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.) was named the LEC Men's Indoor Track & Field Track Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) garnered LEC Men's Indoor Track & Field Field Athlete of the Week honors after the duo turned in a pair of performances among the best in the nation at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University at the Gantcher Center over the weekend.
Brunnette captured the 3000-meter run with a meet-record performance, finishing the race in 8:25.80. He topped the previous record by nearly nine full seconds, while his banked track converted time of 8:19.99 currently stands as the third fastest time in all of NCAA Division III and is likely good enough to qualify him for a return trip to the national championship meet in early March.
Lewis won the heptathlon in the final event with a banked track converted point total (4,515) that ranks 13th in the country. After Friday's four events (60-meter dash, long jump, shot put and high jump), Lewis sat in second place, trailing the leader by 186 points. He cut the deficit to 52 points after winning the 60-meter hurdles, but still trailed by 77 points following the pole vault. With the winner to be determined in the 1000-meter run, Lewis topped the leader by 17.54 seconds to leapfrog into first.
The Panthers are home on Saturday (Feb. 2) for the Panther Invitational at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House at ALLWell North.
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