FREDERICK, Md. - Jeremiah Ratliff (Kent, Wash. / Kent Meridian) of men's track and field and Samantha Bailey (Shelton, Conn. / Shelton) of women's track and field are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for the week ending on December 7.
Ratliff broke the school record in the triple jump at the Bow Tie Classic hosted by Ursinus College. The sophomore had a hop, skip and jump of 40-10 1/2 (12.46 meters), placing eighth and adding almost two inches to Hood's indoor record.
Bailey led the Blazers at the Bow Tie Classic in the shot put. The freshman opened up her collegiate career with a throw of 36-7 1/2 (11.16 meters) to take fourth in a field of 37.