February 17, 2017—The Mount St. Mary's men's track and field team finished in third place while the women's team finished fourth at the 2018 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. It is the best finish by the Mount's men's team at the NEC Indoor Championships since winning the title in 1998.
Justin Kimble, Kayla Barnes, and the women's 4x400m relay team all took home gold medals to pace the Mount today. Barnes was named the Women's Most Outstanding Rookie Performer while Kimble was named the Men's NEC Most Outstanding Track Performer (Sprints) . Barnes becomes just the second Mountaineer to win NEC Rookie of the Year honors on the women's side, joining Ashley DeCruise in 2008.
Central Connecticut took home first in the men's meet with 132 points, followed by LIU Brooklyn (110), the Mount (93.5), Saint Francis U (89), Wagner (86), Sacred Heart (66), Fairleigh Dickinson (48), Bryant (26.5) and St. Francis Brooklyn (10).
LIU Brooklyn captured first in the women's meet 109 points, followed by Sacred Heart (106), Robert Morris (94), Mount St. Mary's (87), Central Connecticut (65), Fairleigh Dickinson (63), Saint Francis U (62), Bryant (42), Wagner (28) and St. Francis Brooklyn (6).
Kimble took home the gold medal in the 60m dash with a time of 6.85 seconds, and then finished in second place in the 200m with a time of 21.77 seconds.
In the shot put, Zachary Delker finished fourth (14.81m) with Matthew Selba grabbing eight place (14.47m). D.J. Workcuff was seventh in the 60m dash (7.09) with Isaac Kole finishing fourth in the 800m (1:53.58). Sean Fahey was sixth in the triple jump (13.48m) while Benjamin Finnigan was fourth in the mile run (4:15.82). In the pole vault, Colin Waitzman was third (4.50m), Gabor sixth (4.25m) and Carter Nave tied for eighth (3.95m). Nicolas Fransham was fifth in the 5000m (14:54.06) as well.
In the relays, the Mount's 4x400m relay team finished third with a time of 3:20.24. The quartet included Brady Altland, Gabor, Fahey and Workcuff. The DMR relay team of Finnigan, Brandon Briscoe, Kole and Will Merritt also placed third with a time of 10:16.68.
On the women's side, Barnes took home the gold medal in the 60m dash with a time of 7.69 seconds, and like Kimble on the men's side, was second in the 200m dash (24.68). Najae Nickerson was second in the 60m hurdles (8.87) while Clarke Hooper was fourth in the 800m (2:17.67). In the 500m, Chardane Logan was fourth (1:17.56) with Chalys Caruth fifth with a time of 1:17.83. Mariah McLane brought home fifth placein the 400m (57.08) with Erin Sample adding a fifth-place mark in the weight throw (15.69m). In the long jump, Michaela Hollister and Chelsea Wright tied for seventh with a mark of 1.54m.
In the relays, the women's 4x400m team of McLane, Logan, Caruth and Hooper won gold with a time of 3:50.37. The women's DMR relay squad of Adria Pirozzi, Isabel Ross, Destiny Boone and Alexandra Kay finished seventh with a time of 12:49.10.
Yesterday, Brenden Chavis won a gold medal in the weight throw and Workcuff a gold medal in the long jump to highlight the Mount's first day at the meet.