Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week - Cyphers & Whitehorn
This week's athletes are putting Dartmouth back on the map after an absence of many years. Senior Mike Cyphers won the Pole Vault at the Heps championship, the first Dartmouth man to win since 1955. Sophomore Kaitlin Whitehorn won both the 100m and the High Jump at Heps, becoming the first Ivy athlete ever to win both events in a career, leading the Big Green women to a second place finish.
Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Kaitlin Whitehorn, So. Huntington, N.Y., 100m/High Jump, Track and Field
For the second time in her career, Kaitlin Whitehorn stood atop the podium at an Ivy League championship for her performance in the high jump after previously winning the title during indoor season as a freshman. On Sunday afternoon at Yale, Whitehorn not only won the high jump with a mark of 5-10.0/1.78m, but less than two hours later she would go on to take the crown in the 100m in 11.74. In winning both, she became the first woman in Ivy League history to capture both event titles in a career, let alone a single weekend. Whitehorn also helped the 4x100m relay team to a second-place finish, while also running in the finals of the 200m.
Josh Cyphers, Sr. Grantham, N.H., Pole Vault, Track and Field
Cyphers became the first Dartmouth man to win the pole vault at outdoor Heps since 1955, a span of 59 years. After faltering on his first two attempts of the day, Cyphers readjusted and cleared the next three heights on one attempt. When he passed over the bar at 16-6.75/5.05m, he became the only competitor at Yale to do so, giving him 10 points and the event title that had eluded the Dartmouth men for nearly six decades.
Former Athletes of the Week