SAGE'S SAGAN LEGGETT HONORED BY EMPIRE 8 WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD AWARD WINNERS.
Rochester, NY— The Empire 8 Athletic Conference has announced the Track Athlete, Field Athlete, Rookie and Coach of the Year awards for the 2018 women's outdoor track and field season. Sage's junior Sagan Leggett (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane) was named to the 2018 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Sportswoman of the Year Team. The selection comes on the heels of her also earning the same honor as a member of Sage's 2017 Women's Cross Country Team.
In addition, one member of each team was named that institution's representative on the 2018 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Sportswoman of the Year Team. Empire 8 emphasizes that "Competing with Honor and Integrity" is an essential component of a student-athlete's experience in conjunction with an institution's educational mission. These honorees have distinguished themselves and consistently exhibit the critical traits as outstanding sportswomen.
Alfred: Brynn Hyde
Houghton: Rachel Hummel
Nazareth: Sara Thomas
Sage: Sagan Leggett
SJFC: Gabriella Dunkelberg
Stevens: Sam Rokicsak
Utica: Anaelle Amy
In the fall, Leggett was named to the 2017 Empire 8 Women's Cross Country Sportsmanship Team for her efforts. She added a 29th place individual finish at the Empire 8 Championship with her time of 27:23.8. She also finished sixth overall at the Green Mountain College Invitational and helped the Gators to a third place team finish. This spring in track, she earned Empire 8 Track Athlete of the Week honors after setting the school record in the 3,000 meter run with her time of 11:47.22 and added a sixth place finish in the race at the Vassar Invitational. The following week, while competing at the Capital District Championship at RPI, she broke Sage's 5,000 meter run mark with her time of 20:27.12 to take sixth place in the race. She closed the season while competing at the 2018 Empire 8 Championship and helped the Gators to another school record with her part of as a member of the 4 x 800 relay with their time of 11:29.47.
Also an exceptional student-athlete, Leggett was named to the 2017 Sage Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, and was inducted into Sage's Athletic Honor Society at the 2018 Athletic Awards Banquet. She was also named to the 2017 Empire 8 President's Fall List for her accomplishments.