May 1, 2019--Christopher Gabor has been named the Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week while Rene Rosso was named the NEC Rookie of the Week today. The duo swept the multi's at the prestigious Penn Relays with Gabor winning the decathlon and Rosso the heptathlon last week.
Gabor won the decathlon to help lead the Mount to a sweep of the Multi's at the presigious Penn Relays. Gabor tallied a personal-best score of 6,792 points. Gabor's win carries on the Mount's storied tradition in the Penn Relays decathlon as he is the 11th Mountaineer to win the event, the most by any single school in the event's history. The last Mountaineer to win the Penn Relays decathlon was Tom FitzSimons in 2010. Gabor finished in second place last year. Gabor, who entered day two in second place, opened with a time of 15.82 in the 110m hurdles for 753 points. He then added 503 points with a toss of 31.96m (104' 10") in the discus, and 731 points by clearing 4.40m (14' 5.25") in the pole vault. Gabor closed out the day by scoring 622 points in the javelin (52.25m, 171' 5") and 538 points in the 1500m (5:03.76).
Rene Rosso won the heptathlon at the Penn Relays with a personal best score of 4,548 points. After holding the lead after day one of the competition, Rosso completed her win by collecting 634 points in the long jump (5.27m, 17' 3.5"), 445 points in the javelin (28.34m, 93') and 562 points in the 800m (2:40.98). Her score of 4,548 points is the fourth on the Mount's all-time list in the heptathlon.