April 14, 2018--Brenden Chavis broke the school record in the hammer throw at the Messiah Invitational while Justin Kimble took home first place in the 100m dash at the George Mason Spring Invitational to highlight the Mount St. Mary's outdoor track and field teams on Saturday.
The Mount throwers competed at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday with great success. Chavis broke the Mount's school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 57.37m (188' 3") while teammate Matthew Selba finished in second place (48.50m, 159' 1"). Zachary Delker won the shot put at Messiah (15.02m, 49' 3.5") with Selba finishing third (14.50m, 47' 7"). Alex Devine also captured a gold medal at Messiah by winning the discus (44.45m, 145' 10").
Ein Sample paced the Mount women at Messiah, taking home first place in both the shot put (13.05m, 42' 9.75") and the hammer throw (47.93m, 157' 3"). Jesslyn Manni finished second in the hammer throw (42.77m, 149' 4") and the discus (36.64m, 130' 1") while Emily Wood was third in the shot put 11.41m, 37' 5.75").
At the George Mason Spring Invitational, Kimble won the 100m dash to lead the men's team's performances. Kimble, fresh off posting a time of 10.48 seconds last week at the Colonial Relays, took home gold at George Mason with a time of 10.51 seconds. Kimble added a third-place mark in the 200m dash with a time of 21.54 seconds. In the pole vault, Colin Waitzman had a personal-best mark of 4.66m (15' 9.25") to finish in second place for the Mountaineers. Sean Fahey finished fourth in the triple jump (13.66m, 44' 9.75"), Jonathan Burns second in the high jump (1.86m, 6' 1.25") and Todd Sampson seventh in the 110m hurdles (15.64).
On the women's side at George Mason, Chelsea Wright finished in second place in the high jump, clearing 1.56m (5' 1.25"). In the pole vault, Moriah Fitzgerald was third with a personal-best mark of 3.71m (12' 2") with Rachel Finn placing seventh (3.50m, 11' 8"). Kayla Barnes was seventh in the 100m dash (11.95) and fifth in the 200m dash (24.12) while Mariah McLane was fourth in the 400m (57.07) and Chardane Logan seventh in the 400m (57.99).
The Mount track teams are back in action on April 20 when Northeast Conference rival Saint Francis U visits Morgan Track for a dual meet.