Track and Field Teams Continue to Break Their Own School Records

The Monmouth University track and field programs continued their dominating season as they competed in two meets over the past weekend, the Fastrack National Invitational in Staten Island, New York, and the Boston University Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Hawks brought home a new school record in the men’s distance medley relay.

The men’s distance medley relay consisted of Stone Caraccio, Jalen Jones, Ian Moore, and Louis DiLaurenzio, which gave them a compile time of 9:37.38. Their strong efforts allowed them the win and the new school record. Their incredible mark completely shattered the previous record, which was set in 2013, by 9.42 seconds.

Their leading mark this season in the CAA also has them currently sitting fifth in the NCAA after setting the country’s top time of the weekend.

On the women’s side, Isabella Leak, Yasmeen Tinsley, Grace Mary Kearns, and Ashley Navarro continued to make their mark this season at Boston by placing sixth in the women’s distance medley relays with a time of 11:34:49. This time puts them in the lead for the CAA conference this season, 37th in the country, and is the fifth fastest time in Monmouth history.

Once again, the Hawks had an incredible performance in the mile events. DiLaurenzio (4:01.63, second), Caraccio (4:05.88, fourth), Declan McDonnell (4:07.60, fifth), and Tennessee Tremain (4:10.10, ninth) all set personal records in Boston while also making the Top Ten list. James Martinez also had a strong performance as he produced a 4:11.37, while Isabella Leak now holds the school’s sixth-fastest women’s mile time at 4:53.62.

Tinsley kept the momentum rolling as she ran the fifth-fastest women’s 400m in Monmouth history with a blazing time of 55.91, which is also now currently the sixth-fastest time in the CAA conference. Moore now ranks seventh amongst the school’s 800m leaders with a time of 1:52.28, and Navarro set a new personal record in the women’s 800m, replacing herself at No. 2 all-time in Monmouth history at 2:07.14.

In Boston, Marisa Kilgarriff also produced the sixth-fastest time in school history in the women’s 5000m at 17:12.71. At the Fastrack National Invitational, McKenzie Delahanty had placed first in the same event, and now sits in seventh place on the Top Ten list with a time of 17:18.59.

During the field events, the Hawks had one particularly impressive performance over the weekend: Natalie Rolon-Issa’s shot put throw of 13.71m, which occurred during the meet in Staten Island on Friday and now holds the seventh place mark in school indoor history.

Additionally, Danny Fenton, Jordan Ricketts, Kevin Collura, and Jones teamed up to run the ninth-best men’s 4x400m relay time in school history, 3:15.32.

Up next, the Hawks will return to Staten Island for the Garden State Track Club Invitational on Friday, Feb. 17.