(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – Three Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes earned Athlete of the Week honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA). Freshman Kyle Weaver (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) of the men's track and field team, junior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) of the men's tennis team and junior Angela Pratt (Saratoga, Calif./St. Francis) from the women's tennis team all had outstanding weeks in their respective sports.
Weaver opened the outdoor track and field season at the Washington and Lee University Track and Field Carnival by setting a new school record in the pole vault. In his first year as a Tartan, Weaver topped the previous school record by .02 meters when he cleared a jump of 4.60 meters at the meet to take first place. His mark is also .05 meters better than his indoor best and puts him first in the UAA and tied for first in the nation.
Heaney-Secord pulled in two of the three team points for the No. 11 Tartans this past Saturday against No. 5 Johns Hopkins University. He won in straight set fashion at No.2 singles 6-3, 6-2, and teamed with Will Duncan at No. 1 doubles to win 8-1. A day later against No. 17 University of Mary Washington, Heaney-Secord won at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-1 which sealed the teams win as the Tartans defeated the Eagles 6-3.
Pratt won her No. 1 singles match in three sets against No. 21 University of Mary Washington's Lindsay Raulston, who finished last year ranked sixth in the nation. In doubles, Pratt and Nicholle Torres won 8-4 at No. 2. Despite a team loss to No. 1 Johns Hopkins University 5-4, Pratt and Torres won at No. 2 doubles, marking the doubles pair's fourth straight victory.
This is the second straight week the UAA has recognized a member of the Tartans men's track and field team and women's tennis team with Athlete of the Week honors.