Mens Track & Field Hands Out Annual Awards
PRINCETON, N.J. (5/19/14) - The Princeton men's track & field team held its annual team banquet on Tuesday night, celebrating its senior class and handing out team awards.
The Babb Memorial Award, awarded to a freshman member of the track team, who through sportsmanship, influence and performance, has contributed to the sport at Princeton, was given to Chris Cook and William Paulson.
Seniors Tom Hopkins, Damon McLean and Chris Bendtsen were tri-recipients of the Bonthron Award. It is awarded to the member of the varsity track & field team, who through sportsmanship, influence and performance, has contributed to the sport at Princeton.
Senior Brad Pelisek was also the winner of the Joseph Myers Award. Awarded annually to the member of the team who has distinguished himself in scholarship, athletic performance and character.
The Peter J. Morgan Award, handed out to that member of the team who best exemplifies the qualities of spirit, determination, integrity and sportsmanship was given to senior Michael Williams.
Senior Dion Lehman was presented with the Irwin W. Weiss Award. It is awarded to the member of the team who best exemplifies the qualities of spirit, sportsmanship and gentlemanliness.
A new award this season, the Morton Diamond Award, was presented to John Hill. The award will be presently annually to that member of the Princeton varsity track & field squad whose outstanding individual championship meet performance surpassed expectations and contributed to the team.
The Keene Fitzpatrick Awards, given to the most exceptional athlete in each event went to the following:
100- John Hill
200- Dan McCord
400- Tom Hopkins
800- Brad Paternostro
1500- Michael Williams
5k- Chris Bendtsen
110 Hurdles- Greg Caldwell
400 Hurdles- Greg Leeper
Steepechase- George Galasso
Hammer- Jake Taylor
Shot- Scott Rushton
Discus- Chris Cook
Javelin- Brad Pelisek
Long Jump- Tom Hopkins
Triple Jump- Damon McLean
High Jump- Omar Jarrett
Pole Vault- David Coneway
Multis- Stephen Soerens