Johnny Funk
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  02/01/2012

Johnny Funk
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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Rider Athletes of the Month January, 2012

Megan Elgin of the track & field team and Johnny Funk of the swimming & diving team are the Rider Athletes of the Month for all competition in January.

Elgin, a junior from Doylestown, Pa. (Central Bucks East) twice broke the Rider record for the 3,000 meters in January, the second time by more than seven seconds. She set a Penn State Relays meet record in the mile and qualified for the ECAC Championships in both the 3,000 meters and as a member of the Distance Medley Relay.

Funk, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev. (Southeast Academy), won 10 events in three meets in January, as Rider defeated Loyola, Fairfield and Fordham. He helped set the new Rider record in the 200 medley relay.

Funk currently ranks in the Rider all-time top 10 in seven different events, including the second fastest times ever in the 200 individual medley and the 400 individual medley.

The indoor track & field and the swimming & diving teams will compete in the MAAC Championships in February.

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