Athletes of the Week, 2/10
The Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb 10th are Tyler Wyman ’21 (Wrestling) and the Boys 4x800m Relay Team (Track).
Tyler Wyman won the Ivy and NYSAIS championship in his weight class this season making him a three-time Ivy champion and two-time NYSAIS champion as a junior. On the road to these titles, Tyler had 23 wins and 65 takedowns this season, good for fifth all-time in takedowns in a season.
The Boys 4x800m Relay Team made Hackley Indoor Track & Field history in the 4x800m relay this past Wednesday night at the Armory. The relay began with Liam Murphy ‘20, freshly back from injury leading the boys with a strong first leg. Then, Will Rifkin ’21 continued to move his team up in the second leg. Will was followed by Jonah Gorevic ’21 who was able to gain significant ground on the lead teams in the race. It all came down to senior, Ben Marra ‘20, who needed to run faster than he’s ever done before to earn his team the school record. He didn’t let his teammates down, running a blistering fast final 800m, and earning the boys the indoor school record with a time of 8:53.88.