TOP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

November 14, 2017
By: Erica Rose
Two different sports two different athletes but both left their mark at Lehigh University over the weekend. Lehigh senior cross country standout, Patrick Reilly, qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday afternoon, after his fifth place overall finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The fifth place finish is tied for the highest finish ever by a Lehigh runner at a regional meet. Reilly also became just the fourth nationals qualifier in program history. Clearly the cold weather was not a factor for Reilly as he finished the extended 10K course with a time of 30:39.4, 1:05.3 quicker then his previous PR. Overall it was a good day for the school as well, as Lehigh has not had a male qualifier in the National Championship meet since 2014. The NCAA Championships are next Saturday (11/18) in Louisville, KY.   

** As a team Lehigh finished 8th out of 26 teams at the meet, and third among Patriot League schools.    

Football is a team sport but one player normally needs to step up in order for the squad to have success and lately it has been junior, Dominick Bragalone. A huge second half performance improved the Mountain Hawks to 4-1 in the Patriot League this past Saturday, with one game remaining against rival Lafayette. Bragalone finished the game with his second 200-yard rushing game in the last three weeks. He also racked up an impressive 4 TDs on the day, as he became the first Mountain Hawk to rush for 4 TDs in a game since 2005. The junior is also the first Lehigh player with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

**Lehigh can clinch their second consecutive and 12th overall Patriot League Championship on Saturday with a win.