Tether Tabbed Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week
April 3, 2007
EASTON, Pa. - Freshman Allison Tether (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) has used her first season on the Lafayette track and field team to improve her javelin throw by more than 14 feet. On Tuesday, she was recognized for those efforts and her ECAC qualifying mark at the Lafayette 6-Way Meet, as she was named Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week.
Tether launched a 133'8" mark to finish third in the javelin on Saturday afternoon at the Lafayette 6-Way Meet, held at East Stroudsburg University. The throw qualifies Tether for the ECAC Championships on May 11 and 12 at Princeton.
Tether's performance comes on the heels of a sixth place performance at the Shamrock Invitational, recording 127'11" spot during the Leopards' spring break trip. Teammate Lori Cooper finished second in the event to also qualify for the ECAC Championships later this season.
"I think part of her development is that she's learning the event more," said associate head coach Michele Curcio.
"In high school, she did a lot of events and also ran cross country. Being here, she's around the other throwers and continuing to get better. I think she has a very bright future."
Tether and the rest of her Leopard teammates will use this week to gear up for the annual Lafayette vs. Lehigh Outdoor Dual on Saturday. Events are set to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Moravian College. Click Here for the Lafayette vs. Lehigh Outdoor Dual schedule of events.
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