NEW ORLEANS (6/4/12) - The Princeton men's track & field team collected Coach of the Year and Track Athlete of the Year in the Mid-Atlantic Region, as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the regional award winners.
Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year - Donn Cabral
Cabral set an American-collegiate record in the steeplechase with 8:19.14 at the Oxy High Performance Meet. The senior also anchored his team to victory in the DMR and 4xMile at the Penn Relays and won both the steeple and 10K at the Ivy League Championships. The Glastonbury, Conn., native won his heat at the East Prelims in the steeplechase to enter with the No. 6 seed.
Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year - Fred Samara
A fixture as Princeton's head coach since 1977, Samara led his Tigers to the Ivy League Championship with a 31-point victory marking his 13th such championship at the school. Princeton is ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic region and have advanced six entries to the NCAA Final Rounds. Earlier this season, the Tigers claimed two Penn Relays Champ of America relay events.