Alayna Merkle – Cross Country
Alayna Merkle has been selected as the women’s student-athlete of the week. The Women’s Cross Country team has done well in their first three meets of the 2013 season with Merkle having a great performance at each race. On Saturday she led the Geneva Women finishing second out of the 100 women runners competing at Chatham. Merkle crossed the finish line at 25:11.6, for a 6:46 mile pace on the 5k course. The team finished in second place overall out of the 10 teams competing. This Saturday the Women’s Cross Country team will travel to the Paul Short Invite at Lehigh University with at 2:30 p.m. start.
Zack Hayward - FootballSenior
Beaver Falls, PA
Zack Hayward has been selected as the men’s student-athlete of the week. Hayward threw a record breaking 404yds in Saturday’s 41-34 double overtime loss to Carnegie Mellon University. This game gives Hayward the first, second, and fourth spot in the record books for the most yards thrown in a single game. In addition, Hayward also contributed three touchdowns with the longest completion at 27 yards. This Saturday the Golden Tornadoes will travel for a 1:30 p.m. game against the Thomas More Saints.
The first biopsychology major graduated in 2012 and has been hired as an IOM Tech in UPMC’s Center for Clinical Neurophysiology (CCN).