By Jordan Washington
From Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 5, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey.
The women’s team, ranked 17th in the country among Division III schools, finished in second place for the meet. Senior Abigail Rizzo won in the heptathlon, making her the conference champion for the event. Freshman Allison Uhl won the 800-meter race with an astounding time of 2:19.32, while Freshman Emily Prendergast finished a few spots behind in third at a time of 2:23.55.
In the 5-kilometer race, the Lions finished in the top three positions. Senior Natalie Cooper came in first with a time of 18:02.77, followed by senior Erin Holzbaur, who finished in second at 18:15.27 and senior Madeleine Tattory, who placed third with a time of 18:17.62.
In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Uhl, fellow freshman Megan Gasnick, sophomore Shannon Lambert and junior Sam Gorman placed first for the College at 4:04.26.
Gorman saw a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash at a time of 58.29, while freshman Kassidy Mulryne won the conference championship in the high jump at 1.55 meters.
The men’s team had a third-place finish in the meet. Sophomore Robert Abrams won the 5-kilometer event, blazing in 15:15.03.
Sophomore Daniel Pflueger finished in second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.99.
Sophomore Anthony Lorenc took third place with a time of 11.19 in the 100-meter event. Lorenc was busy, as he also ran into a third-place finish in the 200-meter race with a time of 22.56.
The triple jump event saw freshmen Jaiden Elliott take second place at 13.83 meters.
Both teams will look for another great performance on Monday, May 13 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.