Sophomore Sam Borecki of the Central Connecticut men's indoor track and field team was named the NEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week on Monday night in a release by the Northeast Conference front office. Borecki earns the honor after clearing 4.65 meters (15' 3") in the pole vault this past Saturday at the 2016 Great Dane Classic held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, NY.
Borecki led the Blue Devils in the field events this past Saturday at the Great Dane Classic recording a team-best fourth place finish. The third-place pole vaulter at the 2015 NEC Indoor Championships catapulted himself to the top spot on the league leader board this season clearing 4.65 meters (15' 3") as he contested in the event for the first time since last spring. Borecki takes the NEC lead by a 15-centimeter margin and his clearance also automatically qualified him for the NEICAAA Championships later this winter.