Annapolis, Md. (December 1, 2018)—Rachel Finn broke the school record in the pole vault to lead the Mount St. Mary's indoor track and field teams as they opened the 2018-19 indoor track season at the Navy Invitational on Saturday.
Finn broke the Mount's indoor pole vault record with a mark of 3.90m, besting the previous school mark of 3.76m set by Mandy Jenkins in 2007. Her performance was an ECAC qualifier as well.
The Mount took home the top two spots in the 3000m run. Erin Jaskot finished first with a time of 10:06.46 while Maddie Kole was right behind in second place with a mark of 10:09.27. Those are the second and third fastest marks in school history. Erin Sample finished second in the shot put with an ECAC qualifying mark of 13.57m.
Kayla Barnes opened the sophomore season by matching her personal best mark in the 60m dash with a time of 7.69 seconds. That mark is third all-time at the Mount, and is also an ECAC qualifier. Barnes added a fourth-place finish in the 400m dash (58.19). Freshman Rene Rosso opened her career by tying for third in the high jump (1.63m) while Elizabeth Shodiya was fifth in the long jump (5.45m). Mariah McLane had a fifth-place finish in the 500m (1:18.35) with Najae Nickerson earning a sixth-place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.94).
On the men's side, freshman Lewis Kungu opened his Mount career by finishing third in the 60m dash with an IC4A qualifying time of 6.98 seconds. Kungu added a sixth-place finish in the 400m dash (49.83) as well. Fellow freshman D.J. Hamilton opened his career with a third place finish in the triple jump (13.81m) and a fifth-place nod in the long jump (6.34m). Another freshman, Dylan LaNoue had a strong debut with a fourth-place finish in the high jump (1.95m) and a sixth-place finish in the triple jump (13.24m). Brendan Roache added a sixth-place finish in the 800m (2:42.36). The Mount's 4x400m relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:24.52.