Emmitsburg, Md. (May 6, 2017)--The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams are both in third place after the first day of competition at the NEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Mount's Morgan Track on campus. Natalia Hinton won the long jump to pace the Mount women while Chris Wray finished second in the high jump to lead the men's team.
On the men's side, Saint Francis U leads the meet with 42 points, followed by Sacred Heart (36), Mount St. Mary's (34), LIU Brooklyn (32), Central Connecticut (27.5), Fairleigh Dickinson (26), Wagner (24.5), Bryant (8) and St. Francis Brooklyn (4).
Sacred Heart holds the lead for the women with 41 points, followed by Robert Morris (28), the Mount (26), Central Connecticut (24), Wagner (18), Fairleigh Dickinson (18), Saint Francis U (18), LIU Brooklyn (12), Bryant (8) and St. Francis Brooklyn (2).
The Mount had three of the top five finishers in the long jump to score 20 points in the event. Hinton took home first place honors with a leap of 5.58m (18' 3.75") with Kenedi Facey placing third (5.26m, 17' 3.25") and Elizabeth Shodiya fifth (5.21m, 17' 1.25"). Erin Sample took home third place for the Mountaineers in the shot put (12.46m, 40' 10.5").
Advancing to finals tomorrow were Maddie Kole in the 1500m (5:04.06), Hinton in the 100m hurdles (15.42), Mariah McLane in the 400m (58.15), Clarke Hooper in the 800m (2:19.85) and Isabel Ross in the 400m hurdles (1:06.04).
For the men's team, Wray finished in second place in the high jump, clearing 1.99m (6' 6.6.25") to score eight points for the Mountaineers. Wray, who averaged 7.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in helping the Mount's men's basketball team win the NEC Championship, earns Second Team All-NEC honors.
The Mount had three athletes score in the men's shot put with Alex Devine finishing fifth (14.03m, 46' 0.5"), Brenden Chavis sixth (13.65m, 44' 9.5") and Chase Boyle eighth (13.23m, 43' 5"). Matthew Selba added a third-place mark in the discus (44.19m, 145') with Chavis finishing sixth (40.45m, 132' 8.75"). Nick Fransham scored in the 10,000m with a sixth-place finish (32:01.49) with D.J. Workcuff finishing sixth in the long jump (6.97m, 22' 10.5"). The Mount's 4x800m relay team also finished in sixth place.
Julian Woods advanced to the finals in both hurdles events, posting a time of 54.30 in the 400m hurdles and 14.34 in the 110m hurdles. Justin Kimble and Workcuff each advanced to the finals in both the 100m and 200m dash. Kimble had the top time in the 100m (10.69) and had mark of 22.13 in the 200m. Workcuff advanced to the finals with times of 11.01 in the 100m and 22.26 in the 200m.
The meet concludes tomorrow with competition beginning at 9:30 a.m.