Somerset, N.J. (March 27, 2018) – Justin Kimble, D.J. Workcuff, Kayla Barnes and Rachel Finn each collected Northeast Conference Track & Field weekly honors as Mount St. Mary's took home five of the six awards on Tuesday.
Kimble was named the NEC Men's Track Athlete of the Week after opening the outdoor season by recording the second-fastest 100m dash in Mount program history. The second-year Mountaineer crossed the line in 10.49 at Coastal Carolina's Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational, finishing as the runner-up to Coastal's Kahlim Denmark. Kimble's league-leading time ranks fourth overall on the early-season IC4A regional performance list.
Workcuff earned Men's Field Athlete of the Week honors after opening at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach with a leap of 7.23m (23' 8.75") in the long jump to move into first place on the conference leaderboard. The mark was good enough for third overall amongst 24 competitors at the meet, which was hosted by Coastal Carolina. The distance also ranks Workcuff third on the list of IC4A Championship qualifiers.
On the women's side, Barnes was named both the Track Athlete of the Week and Rookie of the Week. Barnes opened the outdoor season by taking the conference lead in the 100m dash. Contesting the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, Barnes sprinted to a bronze medal by completing the final in 11.97. Earlier, she won her preliminary heat by crossing the line in 11.89. That time places her seventh overall on the early-season ECAC regional leader board. While in Myrtle Beach, Barnes helped Mount's 400m relay team to an ECAC Championships-qualifying finish in 47.79.
Rounding out the Mount's awards, Finn earned the Women's Field Athlete of the Week. Finn vaulted herself to the top spot on the NEC leaderboard during her first competition of the spring season. The sophomore pole vaulter cleared 3.80m (12' 5") to finished third overall in the "A" Division at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. The mark places Finn in fourth place on the early-season ECAC regional leader board.