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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mountaineer Track and Field to Send 18 Athletes to PSAC Championships

MANSFIELD -- The 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 Stroudsburg University.

Multiple members of the Mountaineer track and field team have qualified for the championships and many of those members rank amongst the PSAC leaders.

“The women’s team has a solid chance to score the most points in team history,” says head coach Mike Rohl.

Heading the charge for the women’s team are seniors Nicole Dann and Rachel Hall as well as junior Katrina Brumfield.

Dann has 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.

Rachel 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.

Katrina 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.

Joining 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.

Fedish is 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.

Katie 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.

Jess Lown 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.

Erica 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 medley relay.

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.

Senior 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).

Senior 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.

Two 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.

Gray has 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 PSAC.

Joining 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 afternoon and will conclude the championships Sunday afternoon. Check back here Saturday night for day one results and check back Sunday for final results.


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