Battling injury at the Division III New England Championships at Colby College, this week’s Athlete of the Week is Maggie Fitter of the Keene State College Women’s Track and Field team.
Running with a stress fracture, Fitter finished third in the 800-meter race.
Despite the injury, she posted a time of 2:12, just two seconds off the meet-record time she set last season.
Fitter’s time has her currently sitting twelfth in the nation among Division III athletes in the event.
The first runner-up this week is the high-scoring attacker, Ian Hart of the KSC Men’s Lacrosse team.
The attacker had a tremendous performance in KSC’s game to conference-opponent Eastern Connecticut State University.
Hart had three unassisted goals in the first half to help the Owls build an early lead.
In the second half, he scored his forth goal of the game and assisted Tyler McKelvie’s score as KSC tried to keep pace with their opponents.
KSC lost narrowly 9-8 in the contest, but Hart’s inspired play kept them competitive until the end.
Hart also had a goal and two assists in KSC’s dominant 19-9 victory over Plymouth State University.
The second runner-up this week is the women’s lacrosse team’s Eliza Witherbee. The midfielder scored four goals on six shots as KSC battled Southern Maine in their regular season finale match-up.
In addition, Witherbee had two assists in the contest. She also dug in defensively, scooping up three ground balls for the Owls.
However, despite a back and forth match, KSC came up just short, losing 13-12 to cap their season.
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