Hartford, Conn. - With the 2018-19 academic year behind us and commencement set for Sunday, this year's 34th Bantams of the Week have been named, thanks to their strong performances on the track and field and in the water. Women's track and field junior Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) and the men's rowing open four have been named as the Bantams of the Week.
Each week, the Trinity athletics website will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Bantams of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition from the previous week.
Walsh won the javelin title to help lead the Bantams to 11th place in the New England Women's Outdoor Track and Field Open Championship Meet at Southern Connecticut State University last weekend. Walsh won the javelin title on Friday by 14 inches with a toss of 139'05" to earn ten points for Trinity which finished 11th out of over 40 teams.
The men's rowing open four reached the grand final, taking fourth place at the National Invitational Rowing Championship (NIRC) Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond over the weekend. The group, made up of senior Duuluu Naranbat (Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia), sophomores Elizabeth Daly (New York, N.Y.) and Matthew Vazquez (Cheshire, Conn.), and first-years William Luff (Nort Hampton, N.H.) and Ike Noroge (Mbabane, Swaziland), qualified for the grand final with the sixth-fastest time of 7:34.783 in its heat, and improved nearly eight seconds to finish fourth in the grand final behind Wesleyan, Boston College, and Worcester Tech.