March 27: Michela Cholak, track & field

Michela Cholak jumping in the steeplechase. Text: Hornet of the Week Michela Cholak

Lynchburg, Va. -- One of many outstanding performers from last weekend's Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational, Michela Cholak broke the program record in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase to earn this week's Hornet of the Week honor.

Cholak, a sophomore from Ocean Township, N.J., won the event in 11:19.31 to beat the program's record by more than 13 seconds and post the sixth fastest time in the nation this season. She won the event by more than 15 seconds.

She also boasts the fourth-best time in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in the 5,000-meter run (18:37.55).

Cholak and the rest of the Lynchburg track & field teams will compete at the Christopher Newport Invitational this weekend.