Junior Rodrigo Meade of the men's track and field team has been named the Oglethorpe Male Athlete of the Week by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Meade had a tremendous set of performances at the Berry Field Day Invitational Friday and Saturday. He started the weekend with a fifth overall (fourth amongst Division III) finish in the 1500 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 4.08 seconds. This bested his previous Oglethorpe school record and currently ranks second in the SAA. Meade proceeded to run the 800 meters the next day and finished 10th (fifth amongst D3) in the event. He concluded his weekend with a leg in the 4-x-400 meter relay in which Oglethorpe finished fourth overall and as the best Division III team at the meet.
Meade and the rest of the Stormy Petrels will next head to Sewanee, Tennessee, on Friday evening for the Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational. They'll head back to the same venue the following weekend for the SAA Track and Field Championships.