January 24, 2019--The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams return to the track this weekend, sending athletes to both the Liberty Kickoff and the George Mason Patriot Games.
MOUNT UPDATE: Justin Kimble took home first place in the 60m dash to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational hosted by the United States Naval Academy on January 11. Kimble had a time of 6.91 seconds to take home first place in the 60m dash, 0.01 seconds ahead of Penn's Marvin Morgan and 0.02 seconds ahead of Villanova's Troy Gallen and Princeton's Simang'Aliso Ndhlovu. Teammate Lewis Kungu finished in fifth place with a mark of 6.95 seconds. Both Kimble's and Kungu's marks meet the IC4A qualifying standard. Kungu added a fourth-place finish in the 400m dash for the Mountaineers with a time of 49.67 seconds. Dylan LaNoue was sixth in the high jump (1.95m) while Colin Waitzman and Carter Nave each cleared 4.40m in the pole vault to finish in seventh and eighth place, respectively. D.J. Hamilton was third in the triple jump (13.52m) while Zachary Delker finished eighth in the weight throw (14.08m).
On the women's side, Kayla Barnes finished in sixth place in the 60m dash (7.89) and seventh in the 200m dash (25.33) for the Mountaineers. Dominique Jeffery was eighth in the 400m (59.25) while Chardane Logan was eighth in the 500m (1:18.55). Erin Jaskot had a fourth-place finish in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:03.98 while Najae Nickerson was sixth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.99 seconds. Rachel Finn continued her strong indoor season with a second-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 3.85m. Erin Sample was sixth in the shot put for the Mountaineers with a mark of 12.64m.
NEC WEEKLY HONORS: Freshmen Lewis Kungu and Rene Rosso each were named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week on on January 16. Kungu claimed the NEC's top time in the 400m dash this year by posting a time of 46.67 seconds at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational hosted by the United States Naval Academy. Kungu also recorded a time of 6.95 seconds in the 60m dash for the Mountaineers. Rosso competed in the pentathlon at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational this past weekend at Navy. She finished the event with 3,037 points, the second-best mark in the NEC so far this year. Her mark of 9.16 seconds in the 60m hurdles and 1.62m in the high jump both rank in the top three this season on the NEC leaderboards.
UP NEXT: The Mount is back in action on February 1-2 at the Akron Invitational.