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Sports Information Director:  Steve McCloskey   Phone:  (570) 662-4845    Email:  smcclosk@mansfield.edu  

RELEASE DATE: 5/2/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gray and Dann Lead Mountie Tracksters Into PSAC Championships

MANSFIELD The Mountaineer track and field squads will begin competition in the 2007 PSAC Track and Field Championships on Friday morning at Shippensburg and will continue competition throughout the weekend.

Mansfield is led this season by two NCAA Provisional qualifiers, one from the men's team and one from the women's team.

Freshman sensation Mike Gray has turned heads all year long with his performance in the throwing events. Gray enters the PSAC meet with the number one seed after tossing a school record 160'9" in the discus, good enough to place him on the NCAA Qualifier list. The talented athlete also carries the number three seed in the shot put with a toss of 50'7.25" and the 14th seed in the triple jump with a jump of 43'7.25".

Senior Nicole Dann leads the charge for the women this year. Dann shattered her own school records in the 800 and 1500 this season and has earned the second seed in both of those events. Her 4:37.29 1500 meter time places her amongst the NCAA Provisional Qualifiers while her school record 2:16.36 800 is over two seconds faster than she has ever run.

Joining Gray on the men's side is junior mid-distance runner Dave Sanford. Sanford rattled the PSAC at the indoor championships after finishing second in the 800 with only one shoe on. The indoor All-PSAC athlete has qualified ninth in the 800 meters but has put in the fifth fastest time in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:56.53.

Chris Greene surprised even himself when he joined the track team and started putting up good numbers. The sophomore has qualified 17th in the long jump with a jump of 21'6.75" and 19th in the triple jump at 43'6".

Joining Dann on the women's side are former All-PSAC athletes Katrina Brumfield, Rachel Hall, and Amanda Fedish.

Brumfield enters the weekend with the number seven seed in the high jump with a clearance of 5'3" and also ranks 19th in the 200 with a time of 26.35 seconds.

Hall finished second in the steeplechase at the 2006 Championships and earned a trip to Nationals. She traveled to Ghana during the weekend of Nationals, missing her opportunity to run at the prestigious meet. The senior has battled injury and the challenges of student-teaching and will have one more shot at a national qualifier this weekend as she enters the steeplechase with the fourth seed and a time of 11:36.95.

Amanda Fedish has recovered from a season ending injury last season to place herself amongst the top sprinters in the PSAC once again. The junior is seeded 12th in the 100 with a time of 12.82 seconds and 19th in the 200 at 26.35.

Sophomore Marisa Fronczkiewicz has been impressive this season in the 400 meters where she has qualified 14th with a time of 1:00.11. She will be joined in the 400 by freshman Erica Ferguson who sits 18th at 1:00.73.

Rounding out the PSAC individual qualifiers is sophomore Clarissa Correll who put in a qualifying effort this past weekend in the 1500 with a time of 4:55.53, good enough for the 14th seed.

Competition gets underway on Friday morning and concludes on Saturday evening. Check back for updates throughout the weekend as the Mountaineers tackle the PSAC Championships.

 

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