Emmitsburg, Md. (May 7, 2017)--The Mount St. Mary's men's track and field team finished in third place while the women's team placed fifth at the 2017 Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the Mount's Morgan Track. The Mount's Kelly Yanucil, Chase Boyle and Julian Woods all brought home gold medals on Sunday while freshman Justin Kimble was named the men's Rookie of the Meet.
Chase Boyle edged teammate Brenden Chavis by two inches to take home first-place honors in the hammer throw. Boyle had a winning toss of 53.51m (175' 7") to edge Chavis (53.46m, 175' 5") as the duo finished first and second in the event for the second consecutive season.
Julian Woods brought home a gold medal by winning the 400m hurdles in a time of 52.84 seconds. Earlier in the day, Woods finished third in the 110m hurdles with a mark of 14.17 seconds.
Kimble finished in second place in the 100m dash and sixth place in the 200m dash en route to Rookie of the Meet honors. He had an impressive time of 10.58 seconds in the 100 while posting a mark of 21.89 in the 200. He was also part of the Mount's 4x100m relay team that finished in second place with a time of 41.60 seconds. Joining him on the relay were Keiko Martin, Andrew Lapreziosa and D.J. Workcuff.
Workcuff had a busy Sunday for the Mountaineers. In addition to being the anchor on the 4x100m relay, he also finished fourth in the 100m dash (10.67), fourth in the 200m dash (52.84) and sixth in the pole vault (3.60m).
Other Mountaineers to score on Sunday included Brady Altland in the 400m (4th, 49.70), Josh Poole in the 400m (7th, 50.23), Benjamin Finnigan in the 1500m (4:07.88), Mitchel Wileczek in the 3000m steeplechase (5th, 9:51.25) and Chris Evans in the 3000m steeplechase (9:51.63). The Mount's 4x400m relay team of Altland, Andrew Humm, Woods and Poole added a fourth-place finish as well.
Yanucil won the javelin for the third consecutive season with a winning toss of 50.24m (164' 10.25"). Shantell Karbegh was third in the triple jump (11.46m, 37' 7.25"), Rachel Finn third in the pole vault (3.55m) and Erin Sample fourth in the hammer throw (45.88m). The Mount'x 4x400m relay of Mariah McLane, Clarke Hooper, Jameela Buchanan and Chardane Logan finished third with a time of 3:55.90.
Also scoring for the Mount women on Sunday were Elissa Ingram in the pole vault (5th, 3.45m), Natalia Hinton in the 100m hurdles (6th, 14.75), McLane in the 400m (5th, 57.95) and the women's 4x100m relay which finished seventh.
In the team scoring, Central Connecticut finished in first place on the men's side with 146.5 points, followed by LIU Brooklyn (134), Mount St. Mary's (124), Saint Francis U (112), Sacred Heart (106), Wagner (101.5), Fairleigh Dickinson (58), Bryant (22) and St. Francis Brooklyn (11).
Sacred Heart captured the women's title with 145 points to edge Central Connecticut by three points. LIU Brooklyn was third (95), followed by Robert Morris (91), Mount St. Mary's (79), Saint Francis U (69), Wagner (63), Fairleigh Dickinson (63), Bryant (54) and St. Francis Brooklyn (18).