WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University freshman Sydney Hurwitz (Newton/Newton North HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Track Rookie of the Week following her outstanding performance in last Saturday's Reggie Poyau Memorial at Brandeis University.
Hurwitz, in her second collegiate meet, set a personal best in the long jump and moved to seventh on the program's all-time list while placing third of 18 with a 16'1.75" (4.92m). She was also sixth in the 55 hurdles (9.32), 12th in the 200 (29.33) and part of the Falcons' 4x400 relay team that was second in 4:24.65.
Also recognized for their efforts in the meet, with selection to the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll, were sophomore Alex Arnold (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) and junior Stephanie Mattson (Smithfield, R.I./Smithfield HS).
Mattson finished first in a field of 22 in the 400 meters with her New England-qualifying time of 59.35 4th best in NE10 this season. She was also third in the triple jump (10.59m, 34'9") and sixth in the 55 meters (7.69), as well as part of the Falcons' 4x400 relay.
Arnold placed first in the long jump, clearing 21'0" (6.40m). He also was third in the 55 meters (6.66 seconds) and eighth in the 200 (23.84).
This Sunday, Bentley will be at Harvard for the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational.