Moravian men, women garner combined 11th, 12th consecutive Landmark crowns
TOWSON, Md. -- Moravian's men’s and women’s track and field teams dominated the Landmark Conference championships with each team capturing its sixth consecutive conference title.
The Moravian men won with 312 points, outlasting Susquehanna at 239.5. Merchant Marine earned its first third-place finish at the outdoor championships while Juniata took home fourth place and Catholic finished fifth. Goucher wrapped up in sixth.
The Greyhounds started off strong with victories in the first three track events. Alec Duncan won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:49.23. The Moravian relay team made up of Travis King, Travis Dorsa, Justin Taylor and Albert Myers combined to win the 4x100 in 43.17. David Cariello followed up with his second win of the weekend. He won the 110 hurdles in 15.29 seconds. Myers came back with wins in the 100 meters (11.08 seconds) and 200 meters (22.52 seconds). Donald Noble picked up the trifecta on Sunday, winning the 5,000 in 15:08.71 after taking top honors in the 1,500 and 10,000 on Saturday.
Tomas Sanchez of Merchant Marine won the 400 dash for the second year in a row. He finished with a time of 50.15 seconds. Teammate Dan Baxter took home top honors in the 800 meters in 1:55.66. Sanchez teamed up with Jacob Weaver, Ian Helis and Chris Cook to win the 4x400 in a time of 3:24.30. Susquehanna’s Brian Etz won the 400 hurdles in 57.59 seconds.
In the field events, Moravian’s Jonathan Heberling won the high jump at 1.88 meters to reach the top of the podium for the second year in a row. Kristopher Joint followed up Saturday’s win in the long jump with a victory in the triple jump at 14.76 meters. The top three triple jump finishers were all Greyhounds.
On the women’s side, Moravian blew away the competition with 264 points for first place. Susquehanna climbed into second during the second day of competition and finished with 150 points. Catholic finished in third and Juniata earned fourth place. Goucher placed fifth and Merchant Marine was in a close sixth.
Moravian was dominant in sprints. Freshman Corinne Glass won the 100 and 200 while sophomore Brielle Sutter won the 400 and finished second to Glass in both the 100 and 200. The dynamic duo combined with Christelle Reglas and Morgan Redmond to win the 4x100 relay in a time of 49.16 seconds.
Juniata’s Courtney Peterson started things off with a win in the 3,000 steeplechase in 12:25.42. Peterson’s teammate, Angela Shaffer won the 100 hurdles in 15.54 to notch her second win in the event. She finished in the top three at the Landmark meet all four years of her career. Juniata's Katrina Woods won the 5,000 in 18:14.34. Goucher’s Jaclyn Kellon won the 400 hurdles in 1:03.79. She won the event at all four championships of her career and broke the conference and meet record in the event.
Susquehanna’s Ashley West won the 800 in 2:16.57 to break her own conference record and set a meet record. West combined with Eryn Spangler, Laura Alleva and Brooke Linders to win the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:02.29.