Koch Named Female Track Athlete of the Week

Koch Named Female Track Athlete of the Week

Senior Erin Koch was named the Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Week after setting a new school and Patriot League record, conference officials announced Monday.

Koch broke her own school record in the 1,500 meter run on Thursday at the 53rd Annual Mt. SAC Relays, where she placed 12th overall in the Olympic Division Elite heat. She finished with a time of 4:22.56, nearly two seconds faster than her previous record in the event. Her time also stands as the fastest in the Patriot League this season by five full seconds. She set the previous 1,500 meter record at the Colonial Relays earlier this season.

The senior also stands in second place in the school record books in the 400 meter dash, 800 meter run and 3,000 meter run and is also the school record holder in the indoor mile.

The Eagles will return to action April 28-30 as the men's and women's track and field teams compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.