RELEASE DATE: 2/22/07
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Mountaineer Track and Field to Send 18 Athletes to PSAC Championships
Mountaineer track and field team will continue one of the finest season’s in
school history this weekend when they compete at the PSAC Championships at East
members of the Mountaineer track and field team have qualified for the
championships and many of those members rank amongst the PSAC leaders.
women’s team has a solid chance to score the most points in team history,” says
head coach Mike Rohl.
the charge for the women’s team are seniors Nicole Dann and
Rachel Hall as well as junior Katrina Brumfield.
set school records in the 1,000 and the mile this season and ranks amongst the
conference leaders in both the mile and the 800. The senior ranks sixth in the
800 with a time of 2:21.18 and second in the mile with a time of 5:07.40. Dann
is also a member of the distance medley relay team and the 4x400 relay team.
Hall has cemented herself amongst the conference leaders throughout her career
and this season has been no different. The senior enters the PSAC Championships
with a choice of running any distance event after she managed to qualify for the
800, mile, 3,000 and 5,000 this season. She ranks 14th in the 800 (2:24.23),
seventh in the mile (5:13.43), sixth in the 3,000 (10:25.85), and fifth in the
5,000 (18:12.52) and is also a member of the distance medley relay team.
Brumfield burst onto the scene as a freshman when she earned All-PSAC honors
during the outdoor season. Since then, she has consistently been amongst the
conference leaders. The junior jumped a personal best of 5’5.25” this season
ranking her third in the PSAC and giving her a provisional mark for the NCAA
Championship meet. She ranks 25th in the Nation currently. Brumfield is also a
member of the 4x400 relay team and is also qualified for the PSAC Championships
in the 55 meter dash.
them at the PSAC Championships will be Marisa Fronczkiewicz,
Amanda Fedish, Jess Lown, Katie Foster
and Erica Ferguson.
Fronczkiewicz has stepped up this season and shown versatility qualifying for
the PSAC Championships in every distance ranging from 55 meters to 800 meters.
The sophomore ranks 19th in the 55 (7.62), 19th in the 200 (27.30), 10th in the
400 (1:01.12), and 14th in the 800 (2:24.23). She is also a part of the distance
medley relay and the 4x400 meter relay.
returning to the form that saw her earn All-PSAC honors as a freshman after
suffering an injury last season. She ranks 14th in the 55 with a time of 7.55
seconds and ranks 20th in the 200 with a time of 27.35. She may also play a part
in the relays at the championships.
Foster is making her mark as a freshman this season. Foster has qualified for
the championships in the 55 meter hurdles (9.27, 21st) and the triple jump
(34’2.25”, 12th). She has also qualified in the Pentathlon where she ranks
seventh with 2,830 points.
has also qualified in the 55 meter hurdles. The sophomore ranks 12th in the
hurdles with a time of 8.94 seconds and has also qualified for the championships
in the Pentathlon with a score of 2,678 points ranking her eighth.
Ferguson has made her mark as a freshman this season qualifying for the PSAC
meet in the 400 where she ranks 14th with a time of 1:01.28. She is also a
member of the 4x400 relay team.
The Mountaineer women will also run all three
relays with Ferguson, Fronczkiewicz, Dann, and Brumfield running the 4x400 while
Heather Wida, Sarah Pinkowski, Christyna Cain,
and Jessica Wagner will run the 4x800 relay and the distance
On the men's
side, junior Dave Sanford leads a charge of PSAC qualifiers.
Sanford has qualified in the 800 and mile individual and has also run on the DMR.
The junior has set records in the 800 and 1000 this season while being part of
the record setting 4x800 and DMR teams as well. Sanford currently ranks second
in the 800 in the PSAC with his time of 1:53.97. He ranks 21st in the nation
with that provisional qualifying time.
Bryan Morseman has qualified in the mile, 3,000, and 5,000 and will
also be a part of the DMR. Morseman rannks 10th in the PSAC in the mile
(4:25.07), 15th in the 3,000 (8:50.46), and fifth in the 5,000 (14:59.40).
Rickey Jones will be the first Mansfield male sprinter to run in the
PSAC Championships since Keith Drummond two years ago. Jones has qualified in
the 55 meter dash where he ranks 18th with a time of 6.66 seconds.
freshman have made their mark early on the men's side as John-Mark Stoltz
and Mike Gray have each qualified for individual events at
the championships this year.
come within inches of breaking the shot put record at Mansfield this season with
a toss of 49'0.25" which ranks him sixth going into the PSAC Championships.
Stoltz qualified for the 800 with a time of 2:00.37. He currently ranks 20th in
the individual qualifiers on the men's side will be Bryan Falcone.
Falcone will run the 400 meter leg of the DMR when he teams up with Sanford,
Morseman, and Stoltz.
The Mountaineers begin competition Saturday
will conclude the championships Sunday afternoon. Check back here Saturday night
for day one results and check back Sunday for final results.