Mount St. Mary's Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Teams Ready for 2018 Northeast Conference Championships

Mount St. Mary's Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Teams Ready for 2018 Northeast Conference Championships

OFFICIAL NEC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE (WOMEN) | OFFICIAL NEC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE (MEN)

2018 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 16-17, 2018
Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex
Staten Island, N.Y.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams are headed to the 2018 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.  The meet will be held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.

Mount Update:  The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams rounded out the regular season at the Akron Invitational on Feb. 2 and 3.  On the women's side, Kayla Barnes set PR's in both the 60m dash and the 200m dash for the Mountaineers.  She posted a time of 7.71 seconds in the preliminary round of the 60m dash, a personal best mark and the third-best mark in Mount history.  In the 200m, Barnes won the Blue race with a personal-best mark of 24.73 seconds. 

For the men, Justin Kimble recorded PR's in both the 60m and 200m dash.  In the 60, he had a time of 6.80 seconds to finish fourth in the Blue race.  That time improves upon his school record set earlier this year.  Kimble finished in fifth place in the Gold race in the 200m dash with a time of 21.78 seconds, which is second all-time at the Mount.

For a full recap, click HERE.

Checking the NEC Performance Lists:  The Mount has several athletes near the top of the NEC Performance lists. 

WOMEN
Kayla Barnes (60m dash, 1st, 7.71; 200m dash, 24.73)
Mariah McLane (400m dash, 5th, 57.61)
Chardane Logan (500m dash, 3rd, 1:17.93)
Chalys Caruth (500m dash, 7th, 1:18.37)
Najae Nickerson (60m hurdles, 7th, 9.33)
Chelsea Wright (High Jump, 6th, 1.60m)
Ashlynn Cook (High Jump, T7th, 1.55m)
Rachel Finn (Pole Vault, 3rd, 3.65m)
Moriah Fitzgerald (Pole Vault, T4th, 3.55m)
Elizabeth Shodiya (Long Jump, 2nd, 5.53m)
Erin Sample (Shot Put, 4th, 13.76m; Weight Throw, 5th, 15.45m)

MEN
Justin Kimble (60m dash, 1st, 6.80; 200m dash, 3rd, 21.78)
D.J. Workcuff (60m dash, 6th, 6.94; High Jump, 3rd, 1.95m; Long Jump, 1st, 7.23m)
Andrew Humm (400m dash, 6th, 49.86)
Benjamin Finnigan (Mile, 4th, 4:11.93; 3000m, 8th, 8:43.32)
Will Merritt (3000m, 4th, 8:31.12)
Nicolas Fransham (3000m, 6th, 8:40.75)
Chris Evans (5000m, 8th, 15:33.15)
Christopher Gabor (High Jump, 8th, 1.90m; Pole Vault, 4th, 4.50m; Long Jump, 5th, 6.73m)
Colin Waitzman (Pole Vault, 6th, 4.45m)
Zachary Delker (Shot Put, 3rd, 15.05m; Weight Throw, 8th, 13.50m)
Matthew Selba (Shot Put, 6th, 14.62m)
Alex Devine (Shot Put, 8th, 14.41m)
Brenden Chavis (Weight Throw, 1st, 17.16m)

Last Year at the NEC Championships: The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams each finished in sixth place at the 2017 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.  Brenden Chavis was named the Co-Field Athlete of the Meet after winning a gold medal in the weight throw.  Colin Waitzman won a silver medal in the pole vault while Natalia Hinton won silver in the long jump.  For a full recap, click HERE.

Mount History at the NEC Indoor Track and Field Championships
Titles:

Men:  1997, 1998
Women:  1995, 1996, 1997

Women's All-Time NEC Indoor Track and Field Championship Awards:
Coach of the Year:  Mike Merritt (1995, 1996, 1997)
Most Outstanding Performer:  Laurie Smith (1991, 1992); Rebeccah Wassner (1997), Heather Moul (1998)
Rookie of the Meet:  Ashley DeCruise (2008)

Men's All-Time NEC Indoor Track and Field Championship Awards:
Coach of the Year:  Mike Merritt (1997, 1998)
Most Outstanding Performer:  Rob Pendergist (1990, 1991, 1992); Daniel Kinyua (1998)
Most Outstanding Field Performer:  Corey Brown (2006), Chase Boyle (2016), Brenden Chavis (2017)
Rookie of the Meet:  Coby Rosemier-Gussio (2012)

NEC Indoor Track and Field Championship Record Holders
Women: 
Nadine Jamerson (1500m, 4:40.06, 1993)