Myrtle Beach, S.C. (March 16, 2019)--The Mount St. Mary's mens' and women's outdoor track and field teams opened the 2019 season at the Alan Connie Shamrock Inviational hosted by Coastal Carolina on Friday and Saturday.
For the men, Matthew Selba and Sean Fahey paced the Mountaineers. Selba was second in the discus (47.01m) and fourth in the hammer throw (50.00m) while Fahey was second in the triple jump (14.47m) and third in the long jump (6.75m). D.J. Hamilton was fourth in the triple jump (13.96m) while Dylan LaNoue (1.88m) was sixth and Jonathan Burns (1.83m) seventh in the high jump. Brian Sagendorf had an eight-place finish in the javelin (54.34m). Zachary Delker was seventh in the shot put with a toss of 13.80m with WIll Merritt finishing fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:21.65. The Mount had a trio of good performances in the pole vault with Colin Waitzman finishing second (4.76m), Carter Nave fourth (4.66m) and Christopher Gabor fifth (4.41m). Gabor (51.09) won the Open Division of the 400m dash while Justin Kimble was third (51.97).
For the women's team, Erin Sample finished in second place in the shot put (13.97m) to pace the Mountaineers. Najae Nickerson was fifth in the 110m hurdles (47.43m) and sixth in the 400m hurdles (1:06.35) while Chelsea Wright tied for sixth in the high jump (1.60m). Bryanna Youtzy was seventh in the javelin (37.45m) with Emily Wood finishing sixth in the discus (38.42m). The 4x100m relay team fourth (47.43) and the 4x200m relay was sixth (1:46.57). Kayla Barnes won the Open Division of the 400m (59.71).
The Mountaineers return to the track at the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30) and the Navy Spring Meet (March 30).