Elissa Ingram Tops School Record in Pole Vault at ECAC Championships

Elissa Ingram Tops School Record in Pole Vault at ECAC Championships

Princeton, N.J. (May 11, 2013)--Elissa Ingram broke the school record in the pole vault to pace the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's track and field teams on the second day of completion at the ECAC/IC4A Championships. Tim Nickas finished in ninth place in the decathlon to lead the Mount men.

Ingram, who won the Northeast Conference title in the pole vault last weekend, cleared a school-record height of 3.81m (12' 6") to finish in fourth place in the pole vault on Saturday at the ECAC Championships.  Ingram tied Mandy Jenkins' school mark of 3.80m at the NEC Championships.

Heather Juhring had a good performance, finishing in ninth place in the javelin with a toss of 43.90m (144').  Genamarie McCant was 17th in the 400m dash with Helena Leyrer placing 22nd in the 400m hurdles.

For the men, Nickas finished in ninth place in the decathlon with 6,605 points.  Nickas opened day two of the decathlon with 617 points in the 110m hurdles (17.07) before collecting 576 points with a toss of 35.59m (116' 9") in the discus.  Nickas added 659 points in the pole vault (4.15m, 13' 7.25") and 620 points in the javelin (52.13m, 171') before closing strong with a time of 4:24.44 in the 1,500m run for 782 points.

The Mount's 4x800m relay team finished 17th with a mark of 7:43.99.