Track and Field Take Princeton

Teams Break Four School Records

The track and field team set four new school records and had many athletes meet ECAC/IC4A qualification times at the Princeton Quadrangular Meet which they participated in on Saturday, April 12.

All but one school record was set by the women’s team. Junior Kate Frye broke the previous 400 meter school record with her time of 53.86 while senior Lucia Montefusco also broke a school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase finishing at 11:00.78. Frye won her event and Montefusco finished second. The women’s 4×100 relay team also set a new school record at 46.06 seconds and finished first for the event.

The men’s school record came from freshman Dylan Capwell in the 800 meter. Capwell finished with a time of 1:49.57, which was good enough for first place in the event.

All four records qualified for the ECAC/IC4A’s. Other qualifications for the IC4A included the men’s 4×100 relay at 42.06, the men’s 4×400 relay at 3:16.64, junior Ben Boyd in the 400 meter with 48.44, and sophomores Ahmier Dupree and Eric Kahana both qualified for the 100 meter with finish times of 10.74 and 10.85, respectively.

ECAC qualifiers also included the women’s 4×400 relay at 3:44.47, senior Laura Williams with a time of 59.21 in the 400 hurdles, senior Mariah Toussaint in the 200 at 24.74.

The women took first in the Princeton Quadrangular Meet with 81.5 points. Second went to Princeton with 66.5 points, Saint John’s occupied third place at 38 points and Vermont finished last with 21 points.

The men tied with Princeton for first with 83 points each. Runner up was Vermont with 33 and fourth place went to Rutgers who had eight total points.

With all these records and qualifications, the Hawks were recently noticed by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation (USTFCCCA) regional polls. Both the men’s and women’s teams received their highest rankings in program history with the men at fourth place and the women at sixth place.

The region Monmouth is ranked with includes 37 Division I schools located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

Many individual track and field athletes have also been ranked in the top 40 in the country for their respective events. Former MAAC and ECAC Athlete of the Week, sophomore McLean Lipschutz, is currently 13th in the nation for javelin throwers. He is also number one javelin thrower in the Mid-Atlantic region according to the most recent USTFCCCA rankings. Fifth year Vincent DuVernois is ranked 27th in the nation for the javelin and sixth in the region. Senior Errol Jeffrey is 30th in national rankings for the shot put and first regionally. Junior Kelsey Reese holds the 36th spot in the nation for women’s javelin and third in the region.

Due to their accomplishments at Princeton, both Frye and DuVernois were named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performers of the Week.

The Hawks will enter the Greyhound Invitational held in Bethlehem, PA and the Larry Ellis Invitational held in Princeton, NJ this weekend.