McGriff Earns PL Male Field Athlete of the Week Nod
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Senior Dave McGriff of the Lafayette Track and Field team was named as the Male Field Athlete of the Week, the Patriot League office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
McGriff started 2018 off with a bang, claiming first place in both the events he competed in at the Bucknell Tri-Meet on Jan. 6. The Flemington, N.J. native grabbed the top spot in the shot put with a throw of 15.71m, which was an IC4A qualifier.
The senior followed up his performance in the shot put with another IC4A qualifying distance in the weight throw. McGriff won the competition with a throw of 18.01m, which ranks first in the Patriot League and 32nd nationally.
The Leopards are back in action this weekend with a full slate. On Friday, the Maroon and White take part in the Spartan Invite before competing in the Great Dane Classic on Saturday. Friday’s invite is set for a 3:30 p.m. start, while Saturday’s meet is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.