Whether it is skiing down an icy mountain or leaping over obstacles indoors on the track, Big Green athletes are getting it done when it counts. Senior Brian McLaughlin added 91 points to the team on the way to winning the NCAA Regional title at Middlebury. Meanwhile on campus in the Leverone field house, sophomore Cha'Mia Rothwell was breaking her own records to lead the women's track team to a third-place finish at the Heptagonal Championship.
Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Cha’Mia Rothwell, So., Durham, N.C., Women's Track & Field
For the second straight year, Cha’Mia Rothwell was named the Female Field Performer of the Meet at the Indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championship. And, although she won the long jump for the second year in a row — and broke the school record in doing so, — her performance at this year’s Heps held in front of the crowd at Leverone Field House will be remembered for what she did on the track. After her record jump of 6.27/20-7.0 on Saturday, Rothwell went right on setting program and Ivy League standards. She ran an 8.28 in the prelims of the 60m hurdles, breaking her own mark of 8.30 set last season. That new conference standard lasted less than 24 hours as she won her second 60mH title in as many years with an incredible 8.20 in Sunday’s final. In all, the sophomore earned three All-Ivy honors with two on the first team (long jump, 60mH) and a one on the second team (200m).
Brian McLaughlin, Sr., Topsfield, Mass., Alpine Skiing
Senior Brian McLaughlin is peaking at the right time for the Dartmouth ski team as he posted the fastest times in both runs of the giant slalom to win the event by more than a full second at the EISA Championships, plus took fourth in the slalom to add 91 points to the Big Green’s team total. The native of Topsfield, Massachusetts, has won three races this season — all three in the final two carnivals — as Dartmouth prepares to compete for the national title in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on March 7-10. McLaughlin is a two-time, first-team All-American and looking to help the Big Green win their first national title in skiing since 2007.