March 3, 2014

Rachel Pena ’14 Wins Patriot League Championship in Weight Throw

Rachel Pena '14 competes in the weight throw.

Rachel Pena ’14

English major Rachel Pena ’14 (Ridgefield Park, N.J.) won the weight throw at the Patriot League Championships last weekend, tossing the weight 18.87 meters and earning a place on the All-Patriot League First Team.

She was also one of 11 track and field athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. To be eligible, a student must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport.

Pena ranks second in school history in both the hammer throw and 20-lb weight throw. She was Patriot League Champion in the hammer throw in 2012.

She will compete at the Women’s ECAC Championships March 8-9 in Boston, Mass.

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