Peinkofer And Powers Named Athletes of the Week

Peinkofer And Powers Named Athletes of the Week

November 3, 2014

Jessica Powers won two individual events and was apart of two winning relay teams to held UB defeat Michigan State and Army on Saturday. Powers was dominant in the 1,000 freestyle, winning in a time of 10:15.39 - six seconds ahead of the second place finisher. She also went wire-to-wire to win the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:03.93. She swam the anchor leg of the winning 800 freestyle relay. Needing a victory in the 400 freestyle relay, the final event of the day, to defeat Michigan State, Powers and her teammates were victorious to clinch the meet. The Kalamazoo, MI native was out-touched by 1/100th of a second to come in second in the 200 freestyle. She also finished third in the 100 freestyle. 


Sophomore Alec Peinkofer led the Bulls men's cross country team to a fourth-place finish out of nine teams at the 2014 MAC Championships, the second-finest finish in program history. Peinkofer clocked a career-best eight-kilometer finish of 24:52 to place 12th out of 80 competitors good for Second-Team All-MAC honors.