Elissa Ingram Breaks Conference Record to Pace Track Teams at NEC Championships

Elissa Ingram Breaks Conference Record to Pace Track Teams at NEC Championships

West Long Branch, N.J. (May 4, 2013)—Freshman Elissa Ingram broke the Northeast Conference record while winning the pole vault to pace the Mount men's and women's track and field teams on the first day of the NEC Championships.  The Mount women are in third place after the first day while the men are tied for seventh.

Ingram cleared 3.80m (12' 5.5") to take home first place in the pole vault, breaking the NEC Championships record of 3.70m set by the Mount's Mandy Jenkins in 2006.  Ingram's winning height is also an ECAC qualifying mark.

Chantel Lipkins finished second in the long jump with a leap of 5.44m (17' 10.25") with teammate Teika Robinson sixth with a mark of 5.31m (17' 5.25"). McKenzie Doyle finished fifth in the 10,000m run with a time of 38:14.85.  Heather Juhring placed third in the javelin with a mark of 43.37m (142' 7").  Juhring won the javelin last year as a freshman.

Genamarie McCant qualified for the finals in both the 200m and 400m dash for the Mountaineers.  Desi Scott earned a spot in the finals in the 800m while Helena Leyrer qualified for the finals in the 100m and 400m hurdles.

For the men, Jon Fernandez finished in third place in the javelin with a toss of 61.81m (202' 9") while Joseph Barbato was seventh in the event with a mark of 58.47m (191' 10").  Tim Nickas was seventh in the long jump (6.45m, 21' 2") for the Mountaineers.

Kodi Wilson qualified for the finals in the 800m run, Tommy Gruschow and Chris Swisko in the 1,500m run.

The meet concludes tomorrow.