HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Merrimack’s Juwan Hall earns Northeast-10 weekly honor

Juwan Hall, Merrimack indoor track and field

Hall (Merrimack athletics)

It was a great week on the track for the sophomore from Waterbury, and he earned the Northeast-10 Conference’s top honor for it.
Hall, a former runner at Holy Cross, claimed Northeast-10 Conference Track Athlete of the Week for his effort at the Bowdoin Invite last Saturday. Hall, who won Rookie of the Week last year, finished first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.93 seconds. That time is the best in the Northeast-10 this season, and it was only 0.02 short of Hall’s own school record.
Hall qualified for the Northeast-10 and New England championship meets with his run at Bowdoin. He was one of three Warrior track and field athletes to be honored by the conference.
Hall was also on the football team at Merrimack. He started his high school career at Wilby before transferring to Holy Cross. Hall earned All-NVL, All-City and All-State honors as a senior, and he was even ranked nationally in the 55-meter dash that year.
Hall is majoring in Criminology.

Coggins (Castleton athletics)

Jermaine Coggins, Castleton indoor track and field
He’s just a freshman, but Coggins is already putting his name in the program record book.
Coggins went 11.66 meters (@38.25 feet) in the triple jump to take fifth place at last Saturday’s Smith Pioneer Invitational at Smith College. That established a new program record.
It wasn’t Coggins’ only record effort of the day.
In the long jump, Coggins finished eighth with an effort of 5.67 meters (@18.60 feet). That established another new program record.
First indoor season, two records for Coggins. Not bad at all for the former Crosby standout.

Knox (ECSU athletics)

Haley Knox, ECSU indoor track and field
The former Bristol Central runner turned in a superb effort at last Saturday’s Plymouth State University Panther Invitational.
Knox won the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.45. She earned seven points for her Warrior team, which ended up finishing second to Southern New Hampshire University. Ironically, former BC teammate Ashley Elder is on the roster at SNHU. Elder was second in the shot put and weight throw at the same meet.
Knox also competed in the 4×800-meter relay, where she helped ECSU to a second place finish. The team of Rachel Berkowsky, Knox, Maggie Dulak and Mariah McPhee finished in 10:42.59. McPhee is a former standout at Bristol Eastern.
Knox took second in the 800 at the season-opening meet, the U.S. Coast Guard Winter Invitational, held on Jan. 14.

Knox, a sophomore, is majoring in Mathematics.

Smith (AIC athletics)

Jevon Smith, AIC indoor track and field
After starring at Bristol Central, Smith is getting a chance to show what he can do as a freshman with the Yellow Jackets.
Smith earned the lone point for the AIC men in the Joe Donahue Invitational, held last Friday at Northeastern University. Smith finished eighth in the 60-meter hurdles to earn that point. He was also eighth in the triple jump.
The Yellow Jackets, a NCAA Division II program, competed against a slew of Division I teams at the meet.
Smith’s focus at AIC is sprints. He is majoring in Psychology.

Fannon (AIC athletics)

Jennifer Fannon, AIC indoor track and field
And speaking of Bristol Central, Fannon also competed for AIC in the Joe Donahue Invitational. 
Fannon, a junior, ran the 3000 meters and came in 13th place for the Yellow Jackets. She competed against runners from such Division I schools as Army, UMass-Amherst, Northeastern, Harvard, CCSU and Hartford.
Fannon helped her team earn a sixth place finish at the Spartan Regional Preview on Jan. 13 on Staten Island. She ran a 5:29.80 in the mile to finish fourth, right behind teammate Ivy Chepyegon. 
Fannon specializes in distance running for AIC. She is majoring in Physical Therapy with a minor in Psychology.