Patriot League Honors Fink As Track Athlete of the Week

Go Leopards! Senior Deborah Fink
Senior Deborah Fink

Feb. 14, 2006

EASTON, Pa. ( - Lafayette senior Deborah Fink (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) garnered Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Week for the period ending Feb. 11, the league annoucned today. Individually, Fink qualifed for the Eastern (ECAC) Championships in the 500-meter event, which are slated for March 5.

Fink ran the 500m in 1:15.75, placing her second behind Penn's Jesse Carlin at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games held at New York City's 168th Street Armory last Friday. Her time in the 500 is the third best all-time by any Lafayette female runner and the fastest in the Patriot League this indoor season.

Fink also teamed with freshman Meaghan Darling (Milton, N.Y./Marlboro Central), junior Meghan Baker (Melford, N.J./Bishop Eustace) and fellow senior Kate Evangelista (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) to finish third in the 4x400-meter relay. Fink ran the second leg, while the Leopard women posted a time of 3:55.84.

A neuroscience major, Fink was a part of Lafayette's record-holding 4x800-meter team that ran the relay in 9:11.14, which qualified the Leopards for last season's ECAC Championships.

Fink returns to the track, along with both the women's and men's teams, this weekend at the Indoor Patriot League Championships hosted by Navy. The three-day event gets underway on Friday at 11 a.m. in Annapolis, Md.



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