Alayna Merkle & Nick Edinger

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Geneva College Athletes of the week for the week of January 30 - February 4, 2012:


Alayna Merkle - Indoor Track and Field
Sophomore - Distance
Fayetteville, PA
Chambersburg High School

Alayna Merkle has been selected as the female student-athlete of the week. Merkle finished third in the women′s 5000 meter race at Mount Union. By posting a personal best finishing time of 19:42, she became one of four Geneva women athletes to qualify for the NCCAA national meet later this month.


Nick Edinger - Indoor Track and Field
Junior - Distance
Mars, PA
Mars High School

Nick Edinger has been selected as the male student-athlete of the week. Breaking records has become somewhat of a hobby for Edinger as he has already broken one record this year and on Saturday he tied another. Edinger took home first place in the 5000 meter race at Mount Union with a record tying time of 15:55. He also qualified for the NCCAA national meet in the second event this indoor season. Finishing first in an elite field of runners was one of Edinger′s finest moments in an already brilliant career.