High Point, S.C. (March 18., 2017)—Julian Woods won both hurdles races as the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's track and field teams had a tremendous start to the 2017 outdoor season at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-Off at High Point University. The Mount had 11 student-athletes qualify for the IC4A/ECAC Championships with their performances at the meet.
Woods won the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.27 seconds after posting the top qualifying time in the preliminaries. Woods added first place in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.98 seconds. Both of his winning times are IC4A qualifying marks.
Brian Sagendorf also had a big start to the season by winning the javelin with a mark of 62.69m to earn a spot at the IC4A Championships.
D.J. Workcuff had an outstanding meet for the Mountaineers, finishing fifth in the 100m dash (10.82) and eighth in the 200m dash (22.05). He posted IC4A qualifying times in both events. Workcuff, along with Keiko Martin, Justin Kimble and Andrew Lapreziosa, were the members of the Mount's 4x100m relay team that finished in second place with an IC4A qualifying mark of 42.02 seconds. Workcuff also finished in eight place in the long jump (6.69m).
Kimble finished fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.86 seconds with Josh Poole finishing seventh with a time of 22.04 seconds. Brady Altland was seventh in the 400m dash (49.80) while Nicolas Fransham finished fifth in the 5,000m run (15:11.31). Jonathan Burns placed fifth in the high jump (1.86m) while Todd Sampson was eighth in the triple jump (12.00m) and Colin Waitzman eighth in the pole vault (4.45m). Matthew Selba is an IC4A qualifier after a throw of 48.02m in the discus to finish in fifth place with Chase Boyle finishing seventh in the hammer throw (54.59m).
Natalia Hinton had a strong start to the outdoor season, finishing in second place in the long jump with a mark of 5.60m. Kelly Yanucil had a throw of 45.71m to finish third in the javelin and earn a spot at the ECAC Championships. Moriah Fitzgerald finished in fifth place in the pole vault (3.50m) while Mariah McLane finished in seventh place in the 400m dash with a time of 58.40 seconds.