Staten Island, N.Y. (February 17, 2017)—The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams completed the first day of the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The Mount men's team is in third place after the first day while the women are in sixth.
Sacred Heart leads the men's competition with 46 points, followed by Saint Francis U (27), the Mount (19.5), LIU Brooklyn (18), Wagner (17.5), Fairleigh Dickinson (13.5) and Central Connecticut (11.5).
On the women's side, Robert Morris leads the competition with 35.33 points, followed by Sacred Heart (30.67), Central Connecticut (21.5), Fairleigh Dickinson (16), LIU Brooklyn (14.5), the Mount (12), Saint Francis U (11), Bryant (8), Wagner (5) and St. Francis Brooklyn (2).
On the men's side, Colin Waitzman was the Mount's top performer, earning a silver medal in the pole vault with a vault of 4.40m (14' 5.25"). D.J. Workcuff also scored for the Mount, finishing in seventh place with a jump of 6.59m (21' 7.5"). The Mount had three score in the shot put. Alex Devine finished fifth (14.54m, 47' 8.5"), Chase Boyle sixth (14.16m, 46' 5.5") and Sam Shinn eighth (14.00m, 45' 11.25"). Nick Fransham brought home a pair of points by finishing in seventh place in the 3,000m run (8:42.26).
Julian Woods advanced to the finals in a pair of events. He had the top qualifying time in the 60m hurdles at 8.06 seconds while he had the fourth-fastest time in the 400m dash (50.45). Josh Poole also advanced to the finals in the 400m with the third-fastest time (50.04).
For the wome, Natalia Hinton just missed on winning a gold medal, finishing in second place in the long jump by 0.01m behind Fairleigh Dickinson's Sarakaye Freeman. Hinton had a leap of 5.52m (18' 1.5). Erin Sample finished in seventh place in the weight throw (14.86m, 48'9") while Kenedi Facey was seventh in the long jump (5.16m, 16' 11.25").
Maddie Kole and Clarke Hooper each advanced to the finals in the 800m run. Kole had the second-fastest qualifying time (2:18.32) while Hooper was seventh (2:17.61) in the prelims. Chardane Logan advanced to the finals in the 500m dash (1:19.15) while Mariah McLane moved on to the finals in the 400m (58.05).
The meet concludes tomorrow.