RINDGE, N.H. (April 18, 2017) – Freshmen Jeff Reddy (Chester, N.H.) and Catherine Purves (Dalkeith, Scotland) of the Franklin Pierce University men's and women's track & field teams, respectively, have been named Northeast-10 Conference Track Rookie of the Week, for the week ending on April 16 as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the Conference office.
With the Ravens in action over the weekend at Connecticut College's Silfen Invitational, Reddy finished second in the 10,000 meters, with a run of 31:50.25, meeting the NEICAAA qualifying mark. The time ranks second in both the NE10 and the East Region.
Meanwhile, Purves won the 400-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 1:02.24. The mark met both the NCAA provisional and NEICAAA qualifying marks and currently ranks first in the Region.
The Ravens return to action on Friday, April 21, when they travel to both the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University, in Princeton, N.J, as well as the Eastern Invitational, hosted by Eastern Connecticut State in Willimantic, Conn.
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