Princeton, N.J. (May 12, 2018)—Senior Brenden Chavis closed his career by breaking his own school record in the hammer throw to pace the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's track and field teams at the IC4A/ECAC Championships hosted by Princeton University on Saturday. Moriah Fitzgerald and Nicolas Fransham each earned All-East honors at the meet today as well.
Chavis opened the Mount's participation at the meet today by breaking his own school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 58.15m (190' 9"). Chavis finished in ninth place in the hammer, just missing out on All-East honors.
Moriah Fitzgerald earned All-East honors in the pole vault when she tied for fifth place in the event. Fitzgerald cleared 3.70m (12' 1.5") at the meet. Teammate Rachel Finn also cleared 3.70m, but finished in 11th place due to her total number of misses.
Nicolas Fransham finished in sixth place in the 10,000m run for the Mountaineers to also garner All-East honors. Fransham had a personal-best time of 30:26.31. Teammate Will Merritt also posted a personal-best time in the 10,000m, finishing in ninth place with a time of 30:53.38.
Benjamin Finnigan finished in 12th place in the 1,500m run with a personal-best mark of 3:52.66. Natalia Hinton was edged out for All-East honors in the long jump, finishing in ninth place with a leap of 5.83m (19' 1.5"). D.J. Workcuff was 16th in the men's long jump with a mark of 6.72m (22' 0.75").
The men's 4x100m relay (Christopher Gabor, Justin Kimble, Colin Waitzman and Sean Fahey) finished in 17th place with a mark of 42.87 while the women's 4x100m relay squad (Hinton, Kayla Barnes, Najae Nickerson, Mariah McLane) was 15th with a mark of 48.08. Isaac Kole ran the 800m for the Mount as well, posting a time of 1:57.40.
The meet concludes tomorrow.