William & Mary Wins 2013 Menís CAA Track & Field Championship
TOWSON, Md. (May 4, 2013) – William & Mary won the 2013 CAA Men’s Track and Field Championship after capturing individual gold medals in six events and collecting 185 points. UNCW came in second after scoring 178 points while Northeastern finished third with 158 points.
George Mason’s David Verburg was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Track Performer after capturing gold in the 200 and 400 meter dash with times of 20.69 and 45.37. Men’s Field MOP went to the Tribe’s Brian Waterfield who won the shot put with a distance of 16.34m (53-07.50”).
William & Mary, who won first CAA title since 2004, entered the day with 87 points already on the board and victories in the 5,000m and 10,000 from Josh Hardin on Friday night and Robert Smutsky in the javelin throw. The Tribe picked up its third track event win of the meet when Liam Anastasia-Murphy posted a time of 9:33.00 to win the 3,000m steeplechase by three seconds over Radford Gunzenhauser. The Tribe swept the first six positions in the steeplechase, picking up max points in the event. Also in the field, Austin Vegas of W&M captured victory in the pole vault with a height of 4.56m (15-03”).
UNCW won six gold medals en route to capturing runner up honors. On the track, the Seahawks 4x100 relay team of Cameron White, Jeremy Johnson, Jordan Reed, and David Lindsay brought home the first track medal of the meet for UNCW with a time of 41.17. Anthony Colon earned top honors in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.26, just edging out teammate Matthew Foster who posted a 54.81. Jeremy Johnson posted a time of 10.60 seconds to win gold in the 100m dash.
In the field for UNCW, Cameron Walton brought home the gold in the long jump with a distance of 7.46m (24-05.75”), while the Seahawks Aerial Chatman took gold in the triple jump with a distance of 14.63m (48”). Kyle Barbour captured gold in the discus with a hurl of 48.24m (158-03”).
Northeastern was able to earn five gold medals on the day including three on the track. Eric Jenkins led the way for the Huskies with two gold medals in the 800m (1:52.06) and 1,500m (3:47.33) events. Also capturing gold on the track for NU was the 4x400 team of Henry Donovan, Alex Shapiro, Josh Norris, and Kevin Hunter who posted a time of 3:15.64. In the field, Max Midler hurled the hammer to a gold medal with a distance of 56.38m (185”). Jackson McDonald captured the second gold in the field for NU in the high jump with a height of 1.99m (6-06.25”).
Although ineligible to earn points towards the team title, George Mason captured four gold medals with Verburg taking home two of them. Gustavo Osorio won the decathlon with a total of 6,303 points. Osorio picked up victories in four of the ten events including the 100m (11.83), the 1,500m (4:31), the high jump (1.72m, 5-07.75”) and long jump (6.53m, 21-05.25). The Patriots’ Anthony Williams claimed the top spot in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.09.