MU's Lopes earns honor
Mansfield University sprinter Olivia Lopes (Lewisburg/Lewisburg) was selected to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading the Mountaineer track team at Bucknell's Bison Open & Multi this past weekend.
Lopes turned in the fastest 60m finish in the preliminary round with her time of 7.94. She followed that performance by winning the event with her 7.83 finish.
In the 200m prelims, Lopes finished with the second fastest time in the field at 25.90. Lopes again improved on her prelim time as she went on to win the event and set a school record at 25.29.
The mark also improved upon her previous NCAA provisional time. Lopes also ran the 400m leg of the Mountaineer Distance Medley Relay that finished 11th at the invite.
Mansfield is back in action when it travels to Painesville, Ohio for the Division II Challenge on Friday, Feb. 1.