April 8, 2017--Natalia Hinton broke the school record in the long jump to pace the Mount St. Mary's track and field teams at the George Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday.
Hinton took home first place at the meet with a school-record leap of 6.09m (19' 11.75"). Hinton's jump broke a 24-year old Mount record of 6.04m (19' 9.75") in the women's long jump set by Annette Fitz on April 17, 1993. Hinton also added a eighth-place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.68 seconds.
The Mount had several strong showings in the field events. Kelly Yanucil won the javelin with a toss of 45.08m while Elissa Ingram finished in first place in the college division of the pole vault with a mark of 3.55m. Moriah Fitzgerald finished in sixth place in the championship division of the pole vault with the same mark at 3.55m. Rachel Finn added a fourth-place finish in the college division of the pole vault at 3.40m. Erin Sample chipped in a fourth-place mark in the shot put (13.37m) for the Mount.
On the men's side, Chase Boyle took home first place in the hammer throw to lead the way. Boyle had a throw of 52.96m to top the field while teammate Brenden Chavis was fourth with a toss of 50.68m. Justin Kimble was fifth in the 100m dash with a mark of 10.82 seconds with Christopher Evans finishing sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:45.93).
On Thursday and Friday, the Mount hosted the Mount Multi's with D.J. Workcuff finishing in fourth place in the decathlon and Brian Sagendorf placing sixth. Ashlynn Cook placed fourth and Chelsea Wright fifth in the heptathlon. For complete results, click HERE.
The Mount track teams are off until heading to the Bucknell Team Challenge on April 22.