Nihal Kayali ’13, a sophomore on the women’s track & field team, is this week’s YDN Player of the Week for her impressive victories in the 3,000 meter run and the 1,500 meter run in last weekend’s Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, N.J.

On Friday, Kayali led the 1,500 meter race from beginning to end, finishing first in 4:27.82. Less than a day later, Kayali blew away the field in the 3,000 meter run, winning by more than 22 seconds with a time of 9:41.14, the 10th fastest time in school history. Both of Kayali’s victories qualified her for the ECAC Championship.

Kayali is a native of La Jolla, Cal., and is in Pierson College.