Sprinters Justin Kimble and Kayla Barnes Pace Mount Track at Colonial Relays

Sprinters Justin Kimble and Kayla Barnes Pace Mount Track at Colonial Relays

Williamsburg, Va. (April 6, 2018)—Justin Kimble won the 100m dash while Kayla Barnes broke the school record in the 200m dash to pace the Mount St. Mary's outdoor track and field teams at the Colonial Relays on Friday.

Kimble posted a time of 10.48 seconds to win the 100m dash on Friday afternoon.  Kimble, who ran 10.49 seconds at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational earlier this season, improved his season-best time by .01 seconds.  The 10.48 seconds is second all-time at the Mount behind Anthony Ambush's school-best mark of 10.44 seconds set at the NCAA Championships in 1972.  Kimble also ran the 200m for the Mountaineers, finishing in 10th place with an IC4A qualifying mark of 21.74 seconds.

Barnes had a school-record time of 23.97 seconds to be the top collegiate finisher in the field.  The three runners who placed ahead of her were all running unattached.  Her time of 23.97 seconds breaks the school record 24.16 that was set by Barbara Witola in 1990.  Barnes also finished in second place in the 100m dash with a time of 11.80 seconds, which is good for third on the Mount's all-time list.

Brenden Chavis finished second in the hammer throw with a toss of 55.64m (181' 11").  That mark is a personal best for Chavis, and is second all-time at the Mount, just 17 centimeters behind leader Chase Boyle.

Moriah Fitzgerald finished in third place in the pole vault after clearing an ECAC qualifying mark of 3.70m (12' 1.5") while teammate Rachel Finn was fifth (3.55m, 11' 7.75") in the event.  Najae Nickerson was ninth in the 100m hurdles (14.50, ECAC qualifier) as well.

In Santa Barbara, Calif., D.J. Workcuff leads the decathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational.  Workcuff posted personal-best decathlon marks in all five events, including an IC4A qualifying time of 10.94 seconds in the 100m dash.

He finished the first day with 3,760 points to lead the field, and leads Dartmouth's Benjamin Ose by 102 points.  Workcuff collected 874 points in the 100m dash, 854 in the long jump, 544 in the shot put, 740 in the high jump (1.93m) and 748 in the 400m dash (51.48).

The meet concludes tomorrow.