William & Mary Captures 2013 Women’s CAA Track & Field Championship
TOWSON, Md. (May 4, 2013) – William & Mary won its 11th CAA title after collecting 154.50 points to be crowned the 2013 CAA Women’s Track and Field champions. Delaware finished a close second with 141.50 points while UNCW and James Madison tied for third place honors with 127 points. Northeastern finished fifth with 89 points while Towson rounded out the field with 61 points.
Delaware’s Vicky Caruso was named the championship’s Most Outstanding Track Performer after capturing gold in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.74 and running on the Blue Hens gold medal winning 4x400 relay team. Field Co-MOP honors went to the Natalie Baird of William & Mary and Amira Idris of Delaware. Baird captured gold in the hammer throw with a distance of 49.09m (161-01”) while Irdis took top honors in the triple jump with a distance of 12.52m (41-01”).
Overall the Tribe took home five individual gold medals over the weekend. Meghan McGovern and Emily Stites earned gold medals in the 5,000m and 10,000m distance events for the Tribe on Friday night while Baird captured her gold in hammer to give W&M a 34 point lead going into Saturday’s action. W&M’s two gold medals on day two came from Rochelle Evans who took home top honors in the shot put (13.82m, 45-04.25”) and Katie Johnston who had the top javelin throw of the day with a distance of 43.82 (143-09”).
Delaware earned a total of four individual gold medals at the championship. Latoya James edged Mason’s Shavone Briscoe and JMU’s Jasmine Waddell to win the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.79. Joining Caruso on the gold medal 4x400 team was Nijah Dupiche, Chelsi Campbell and Toresha Foster who topped the second place Towson team with a time of 3:43.75.
Despite being ineligible to earn team points towards the championship, George Mason brought home four gold medals including three on the track. The Patriot 4x100 relay team of Aneesha Scott, Cierra McGee, Katea Jemmott and Shavon Briscoe won top honors with a time of 46.13. McGee won her second medal of the day in the 400m with a time of 53.40 while Taylor Wheaton posted the top time of 58.62 in the 400 hurdles. Jasmine Moser earned the Patriots their lone field gold medal of the day by winning the pole vault with a top height of 3.96m (12-11.75”).
Third place finishers JMU and UNCW each won two medals at the championship. The Dukes’ Katie Harman won the 1,500m with a time of 4:27.19 while teammate Erin Lopresti won the steeplechase with a time of 10:55.87. The Seahawks collected a victory on the track from Melenna Reid who won the 100m with a time of 11.66 and captured a victory in the field with Clarissa Perkins winning the discus with a hurl of 45.03m (147-09”).
Other individual winners for the day were Northeastern’s Jocelyn Hubbard in the 800m (2:10.39), Nia Howard in the long jump (5.19m, 19-04”), Nicole Genard in the heptathlon (4,815 pts), and Towson’s Evan Campbell in the high jump (1.66m, 5-05.25”).