Both men and women’s track teams finished fourth at the Atlantic Ten Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 17-18.
The men’s team was led by a record-breaking performance from senior distance runner Travis Mahoney. The Old Bridge, N.J. native claimed an event title in the one-mile run, finishing with a time of four minutes, 12 seconds and 41 milliseconds. Mahoney also ran a school record time of 8:20.80 in the 3,000 meter run.
Mahoney was honored with the A-10 Performer of the Year Award.
Both sophomore Darryl McDuffle and senior Tim Malloy combined to score 11.5 points for the Owls in the high jump. McDuffle and Malloy each recorded a distance of 6 feet 8.25 inches, but Malloy reached the distance in more attempts, as the jumpers took second and fourth place, respectively.
In the tripe jump, sophomore Gabe Pickett jumped 47 feet 11.25 inches to finish second in the event.
During the second day of the A-10 Championships, sophomore Josh McFrazier earned six points with his performance in the 60-meter-hurdle event. McFrazier placed third with a time of 8:16.
In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Alex McGee and junior Damien Myers combined for seven points. Myers finished fourth with a time of 50:52 and McGee finished seventh with a time of 50.35.
The women’s team was led by freshman Margo Britton, who took first in the shot put with a school-record throw of 49 feet 2.25 inches.
The Owls got 10 points in the 400-meter dash led by sophomore Ambrosia Iwugo who took second place with a time of 57:10. Freshman Michelle Davis Timothy placed seventh with 58:06.
The duo also combined for four points in the 200-meter run where Iwugo finished second with a time of 25:23 and Timothy finished seventh with a time of 25:64.
In the 800-meter run senior Tashima Stephens qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference meet with a first place finish time of 2:14.98. Junior Tonney Smith finished hundredths of a second later to finish in third place with a time of 2:15.28.
Iwugo and Timothy combined with juniors Sheina Roberts and Tessa West to form a 4×400-meter relay team that finished third with a time of 3:51.77.
In two weeks, the Owls will head to the regional championships at Princeton University.