Marissa Coombs Garners ODAC Athlete of the Week Accolades
FOREST, Va. -- Marissa Coombs earned her second ODAC Athlete of the Week honor of the season this week.
Coombs, a junior from Newton, N.J., put together a trio of performances at the Vince Brown Invitational that each rank either first or second in the ODAC this season.
Coombs' highlight showing was in the mile run in which she won the event with an ODAC-best time of 4:57.74. That time is less than three seconds off the ODAC record pace and currently ranks third in NCAA Division III.
Coombs also stood out in the 800-meter run, placing third overall and second among collegiate competitors with a time of 2:20.23. That mark is second in the conference and 47th in the country.
Coombs final contribution came in the 4x400-meter relay. She helped her teammates finish fourth with an ODAC season-best time of 4:15.47.
The Virginia Wesleyan track and field team will compete at the Artie O'Connor Invitational at The Armory in New York City on February 17.