April 6, 2019—Erin Sample and Justin Kimble brought home gold medals to pace the Mount St. Mary's track and field teams at the Colonial Relays this weekend. Sample won the Championship Division of the shot put while Kimble took home first in the 100m dash. Christopher Gabor won the decathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational while the Mount also had athletes at the Towson Invitational.
Erin Sample paced the women's contingent at the Colonial Relays with a first-place finish in the Championship Division of the Shot Put. Sample posted an ECAC-qualifying mark of 13.81m (45' 3.75) to take home first place.
Najae Nickerson and Clarke Hooper added solid performances for the Mount at the Colonial Relays as well. Nickerson captured first place in the 100m hurdles to win the University Division with an ECAC qualifying mark of 14.51 seconds. Hooper finished second in the University Division of the 800m run. She had a time of 2:13.32 to finish behind Bucknell's Tiara Tardy.
Nickerson added a 10th-place finish in the Championship Division of the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:04.43. Chelsea Wright tied for seventh in the University Division high jump, Bryanna Youtzy sixth and Paige Buchanan eight in the University Division of the javelin.
Kimble, fresh off of breaking the school record in the 100m dash last week, took home gold in the Championship Division of the 100m with a time of 10.71 seconds. Kimble finished ninth in the Championship Division of the 200m with a mark of 21.92 as well. Benjamin Finnigan was 10th in the Championship 1500m run with an IC4A qualifying time of 3:55.03 while Colin Waitzman was seventh in the Pole Vault Championship Division with a mark of 4.53m (14' 10.25").
Dylan LaNoue took home first place in the University Division of the high jump with a mark of 1.97m (6' 5.5") to best Rhode Island's Quindel Wilson. Carter Nave also brought home first place, winning the University Division of the pole vault with a mark of 4.83m (15' 10"). Teammate Cage Jones was seventh with a mark of 4.38m (14' 4.5").
In the University Division of the triple jump, D.J. Hamilton was third with a leap of 13.84m (45' 5") with LaNoue placing fourth (13.76m, 45' 1.75"). Zachary Delker earned a fifth-place mark in the University shot put (14.67m, 48' 1.75") with Alex Devine finishing seventh (14.13m, 46' 4.25"). Devine added a second-place mark in the University Division discus (45.75m, 150' 1") as well.
At the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational, Gabor took home first place with a score of 6,660 points. He totaled 3,658 points on the first day of the event. Rene Rosso was third in the heptathlon at the event with Kenna Hopkins finishing fifth and Delaney McKnight sixth.
At the Towson Invitational, Matthew Selba finished third in the shot put (15.22m, 49' 11.25"), second in the discus (47.97m, 157' 4") and fourth in the hammer throw (51.23m, 168' 1") to lead the way. Dhane Schmelyun was fifth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 58.42 seconds for the Mount.