In their second year as members of the conference, the University’s cross country team was host to the MAAC Championships on Friday Oct.31. Fortunately for the Hawks, they faced no hefty travelling as the race was held at their home course in Holmdel, NJ.
Aside from the Annual XC Kickoff, Monmouth’s Cross Country program hosts an additional annual meet early in the season. After giving an exceptional performance at the XC-Kickoff at Thompson Park two weeks ago, the Hawks performed admirably once again at the Monmouth Invitational on Sept. 20. This second invitational is held at the challenging course of Holmdel Park in Holmdel, NJ. The hilly course is feared by high school and collegian runners alike for its signature, 180 meter steep incline known as “the bowl.”
The men’s and women’s cross country teams started off their season with a bang, both winning their first meet, the Monmouth XC Kick-Off on Saturday, Aug. 30. This annual competition is hosted by Monmouth as the first meet of the season. Held at Thompson Park in Lincroft, NJ, the meet allowed schools to gauge their performances for the future, while incorporating some friendly competition in the process.
The men and women’s track and field teams both had record finishes in the ECAC/IC4A Championships at Boston University this past weekend. The men placed fifth out of 100 teams and the women placed eighth out of 86 teams. These are the highest finishes at the ECAC/IC4As by both MU’s men and women in program history, marking a major milestone for the athletes, and the program.
The men’s and women’s track and field squads finished their first season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) by winning the MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championship on Friday, Feb. 21. The championship meet was held at the New York Armory, a familiar territory for the Hawks this season, which is located in Manhattan, NY. The men’s side scored an overall 169 points while the women scored 215.50 points during the meet.
Despite the challenging weather over the past two weeks, MU’s Indoor Track & Field squads have not floundered and have continued to produce impressive results. On Friday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1, the Hawks competed in a pair of meets: The Bison Open Invitational at Bucknell University and the Columbia Lion’s Invitational. Both meets were not scored on a team basis, however, both the men and the women performed exceptionally well and broke some school records in the process.
Earns First and Second in MU’s 19th Annual Invitational
The University’s men and women cross country teams placed first and second respectively at the 19th Annual Monmouth Invitational on Saturday. The meet took place at MU’s home venue, Holmdel Park in Holmdel, NJ.
After a tough loss to nationally ranked #11 Temple University, the field hockey team concluded their four game road trip by competing in their home opener on Sunday, September 16. Taking on the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks at “So Sweet A Cat Field,” the MU Hawks claimed their first win of the season.