May 1, 2010
EASTON, Pa. - The Leopards finished off the Outdoor Patriot League Championships with a number of great performances and three individual league titles. The men finished fourth with 89 points while the women's team finished tied for sixth with Colgate with 56 points.
Senior Kyle Clayton led the way with two individual league championships. Clayton won the 100m in 10.61 and the 200m in 21.24. His 200m time broke a school record that was shared for over 35 years. Clayton's 100m time now ranks him second in school history.
Additionally, Clayton ran a blistering anchor on the 4 x 100m relay that finished second in a school record time of 41.08. Other members of the team were Bradley Williams, Adam Ballester and Nick DeRosa. Clayton finished his Patriot League career with eight individual league championships.
Lafayette's other league champion was Kerry Taylor in the women's 3000m steeplechase. The Lafayette school record holder in that event passed the second place Army runner over the last 50m to win the title in 11:21.6 just .2 seconds ahead of second place.
The 4x400m relay team of DeRosa, Ballester, Casey and Williams also finished fourth with a season's best 3:16.71 which was an IC4A qualifier. Rounding out the men's scorers were Williams, fifth in the triple jump, 47'5", and Ballester, sixth in the 200m at 22.24.
For the women, junior Kelly Clyde had an outstanding meet. Clyde earned a pair of third place finishes in the 100m (12.60) and 200m (25.66). Clyde ran a leg on the both 4x100m relay that clocked in at 48.63 to finish fourth and 4 x 400m relay that placed fifth (3:57.32).
Gray added a fourth place finish in the 400m with a personal best time of 57.28, while Margaret Bruno-Metzger scored in two events for the Leopards. She earned fourth in the 1500m (4:35.43) and sixth in the 800m (2:15.99).
Kerriann Borke came in fifth in the triple jump (36'10.5") and Stephanie Hazlett placed fifth in the heptathlon in a lifetime best 4,100 points. The Leopards will next be in action on May 14-16 when the men compete in the IC4A Championships and the women at the ECAC Championships.
Outstanding Female Track Athlete of the Meet Jess Palacio, Navy
Outstanding Female Field Athlete of the Meet Chelsey Musante, Bucknell
Female Rookie of the Meet McKenzie Majchrzak, Army
Women's Coach of the Year Kevin Donner, Bucknell
Outstanding Male Track Athlete of the Meet Rob Arent, Bucknell
Outstanding Male Field Athlete of the Meet Kyle Anthony, Bucknell
Male Rookie of the Meet Dean Black, Navy
Men's Coach of the Year Kevin Donner, Bucknell
Men's First-Team All-Patriot League Steven Pierce, Bucknell (Javelin) Kyle Anthony, Bucknell (Long jump, triple jump) Mark Van Orden, Navy (Hammer throw) Andrew Tignan, Army (4x800 relay) Christopher Wagner, Army (4x800 relay) Alexis Torre-Santiago, Army (4x800 relay) Andrew Ferrara, Army (4x800 relay) Khalil Uqdah, Lehigh (Pole vault) Dean Black, Navy (3,000-meter steeplechase) Alfred McDaniel, Army (4x100 relay) Domonick Sylve, Army (110-meter high hurdles, 4x100 relay) Brian Austin, Army (4x100 relay) Brian Cobbs, Army (4x100 relay) Andrew Hanko, Navy (1,500 meters, 5,000 meters) Kurt Bujewski, Army (Discus) Rob Arent, Bucknell (400 meters, 400-meter hurdles) Zach Wright, American (High jump) Andrew Powell, Bucknell (Decathlon) Kyle Clayton, Lafayette (100 meters, 200 meters) Andrew Ferrara, Army (800 meters) Nick Ray, Lehigh (Shot put) Christopher Michels, Army (4x400 relay) Taylor Kensy, Army (4x400 relay) Brandon Wright, Army (4x400 relay) Michael Hutchins, Army (4x400 relay)
Men's Second-Team All-Patriot League Ted Heitzman, Bucknell (Javelin) Alfred McDaniel, Army (Long jump, 100 meters) Adam Schwartz, Army (Hammer throw) Matthew Evers, Navy (4x800 relay) George Stevenson, Navy (4x800 relay) David Ash, Navy (4x800 relay) Dominic DellaPelle, Navy (4x800 relay) Michael Thompson, Lafayette (Pole vault) Andrew Huebner, Bucknell (3,000-meter steeplechase) Stephen Tutunjian, Lehigh (Triple jump) Bradley Williams, Lafayette (4x100 relay) Adam Ballester, Lafayette (4x100 relay) Nick DeRosa, Lafayette (200 meters, 4x100 relay) Kyle Clayton, Lafayette (4x100 relay) Cody Rome, Navy (1,500 meters) Richard Davis, Army (Discus) Andrew Yehl, Bucknell (110-meter high hurdles) Michael Hutchins, Army (400 meters) Andrew Powell, Bucknell (High jump) Thomas Vogler, Bucknell (Decathlon) Christopher Wagner, Army (800 meters) Dan Mularz, Bucknell (400-meter hurdles) Joseph Nemeth, Army (Shot put) Jeff Brannigan, American (5,000 meters) Rob Arent, Bucknell (4x400 relay)
Women's First-Team All-Patriot League Alana Taylor, Lafayette (Javelin) Ashlee Atwell, Lehigh (Pole vault) Allison Janda, Bucknell (4x800 relay) Caroline Tolli, Bucknell (4x800 relay) Stephanie Fulmer, Bucknell (4x800 relay) Sarah Moniz, Bucknell (4x800 relay) Amy Mantush, Bucknell (Long jump) Elise DeRoo, Colgate (10,000 meters, 5,000 meters) Chelsey Musante, Bucknell (Hammer throw, shot put) Kerry Taylor, Lafayette (3,000-meter steeplechase) Catherine Bigelow, Lehigh (Heptathlon) McKenzie Majchrzak, Army (High jump) Melanie Forte, Holy Cross (4x100 relay) Caitlin White, Holy Cross (4x100 relay) Margaret Straub, Holy Cross (4x100 relay) Tiffany Reid, Holy Cross (100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay) Jess Palacio, Navy (1,500 meters, 800 meters) Hallie Huggins, Army (100-meter hurdles) Abigail Gesecki, Navy (400 meters) Casey Krause, Bucknell (Triple jump) Annie Taft, Army (400-meter hurdles) Rebecca Misko, Bucknell (Discus) Olivia Pruszko, Holy Cross (4x400 relay) Brittany Gorski, Holy Cross (4x400 relay) Cassandra Anderson, Holy Cross (4x400 relay)
Women's Second-Team All-Patriot League Laura Rycek, Bucknell (Javelin) Kasandra Clark, Army (Pole vault, long jump) Abigail Gesecki, Navy (4x800 relay, 4x400 relay) Mansfield Murph, Navy (4x800 relay, 4x400 relay) Erin Neumann, Navy (4x800 relay) Jess Palacio, Navy (4x800 relay) Katherine Pierce, Lehigh (10,000 meters) Emily Settle, Lehigh (Hammer throw) Chrissy Rath, Army (3,000-meter steeplechase) Arian Davis, Navy (Heptathlon) Sarah Bella, Bucknell (Shot put) Amy Mantush, Bucknell (High jump, triple jump) Lindsay Appel, Bucknell (4x100 relay) Christina Muccio, Bucknell (4x100 relay) Kristin Bretscher, Bucknell (200 meters, 4x100 relay) Sasha Hornock, Bucknell (4x100 relay) Sarah Moniz, Bucknell (1,500 meters) Annie Taft, Army (100-meter hurdles) Ashley Niness, Colgate (400 meters, 400-meter hurdles) Hallie Huggins, Army (100 meters) Katelyn Hartnett, Holy Cross (800 meters) Chelsey Musante, Bucknell (Discus) Paige Sutherland, Holy Cross (5,000 meters) Kristin Smith, Navy (4x400 relay) Arabia Littlejohn, Navy (4x400 relay)
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