February 2, 2019--Justin Kimble won the 200m dash while breaking the school record in the 60m dash to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field team at the Akron Invitational. Kimble had a school-record time of 6.77 seconds to advance to the finals in the 60m to headline the day.
Kimble won the 200m dash Gold Division with a time of 21.63 seconds. He was second in the Blue Division 60m dash, and the top collegiate athlete, with a time of 6.79 seconds in the finals. Kimble earned a spot in the finals after running a school-record 6.77 seconds in the preliminary round. Benjamin Finnigan won the Gold Division mile with a mark of 4:13.25 with teammate Isaac Kole finishing third with a time of 4:17.72.
The men's 4x400m relay team placed fourth in the Gold Division with a time of 3:22.38 while D.J. Hamilton was fifth in the Gold Division Triple Jump with a mark of 13.98m (45' 10.5"). Alex Devine finished fifth in the Gold Division discus (46.62m, 152' 11") with Matthew Selba seventh (44.09m, 144' 8"). Lewis Kungu was third in the Blue Division 200m dash (22.46), Justyn Seivright fourth in the Blue Division 400m (50.39), Jonathan Burns sixth in the Blue Division high jump (1.86m), Colin Waitzman sixth in the Blue Division pole vault (4.60m), Dylan LaNoue second in the Blue Division triple jump (13.33m), Alex Devine third in the Blue Division shot put (14.98m) and Zachary Delker fourth in the Blue Division shot put (14.87m)
For the women's team, Kayla Barnes finished in second place in the Gold Division of the 200m dash with a time of 24.94 seconds while finishing fifth in the 60m dash in the Blue Division with a time of 7.74 seconds. Najae Nickerson just missed advancing to the finals in the Blue Division on the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.93 seconds. Clarke Hooper was fourth in the Gold Division of the 800m run with a time of 2:14.15. The Mount's 4x400m relay team (Mariah McLane, Erin Jaskot, Chalys Caruth and Barnes) won the Gold Division with a mark of 3:49.29. Rachel Finn was sixth in the Gold Division Pole Vault with amark of 3.86m (12' 8") with Erin Sample finishing sixth in the Gold Division Shot Put (13.79m, 45' 3").
Rene Rosso finished second in the pentathlon on Friday with 3,198 points. Rosso had a high jump of 1.60m and a time of 9.10 seconds in the 60m hurdles to highlight her competition. Dominique Jeffery was third in the Blue Division 200m dash (25.30) while McLane was second in the Blue Division 400m (58.30). Chelsea Wright was sixth in the Blue Division high jump (1.55m), and Erin Sample sixth in the Blue Division weight throw (15.41m).
At the Susquehanna Open, Dhane Schmelyun paced the Mountaineers with a first-place finish in the 400m dash. Sam Shinn had a strong meet for the Mount, placing second in both the weight throw and the shot put. Max Davis finished third in the weight throw while David Shoop was sixth in the event. Johnathon Johnson added a seventh-place finish in the 3,000m run. For the women at Susquehanna, Adria Pirozzi was second in the 800m run, Brittany Smith fifth in the high jump, and Kayla Rademacher seventh in the shot put.
The Mount returns to the track on Friday, February 8, at the Navy Select meet before heading to the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held in Staten Island, N.Y., on February 15 and 16/