Roberts Wesleyan Women and St. Thomas Aquinas Men Win ECC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Roberts Wesleyan Women and St. Thomas Aquinas Men Win ECC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Men's Results
Women's Results 

Williamsville, N.Y. - The Roberts Wesleyan women and St. Thomas Aquinas men finished first at the ECC Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday afternoon at Williamsville High School. It was the fourth straight ECC outdoor title for the Roberts women, while the St. Thomas Aquinas men earned their second straight outdoor championship. 

The Roberts Wesleyan women dominated the competition on their way to a fourth straight conference title. The Redhawks nearly doubled the margin of runner-up Daemen, topping the Wildcats by a final tally of 194-100. The victory also made it four straight years that Roberts Wesleyan's women team has also swept the ECC Cross Country and Indoor/OutdoorTrack & Field Championships.

Seven wins out of 21 events on the day and 16 other top-three finishes helped the Redhawks to another ECC title. Chelsea Hayward wrapped up her ECC career by crossing the finish line in both the 100m dash (12.08) and the 200m dash (25.13). Other individual winners for Roberts were Kristina Button (400m dash  - 57.95, high jump - 1.60m) and Moriah Martone (3000m steeplechase - 12:06.34),

Roberts' 4x100m relay team of Kathleen Amstad, Button, Brianna Randolph, and Hayward also crossed the finish line first in a time of 47.03, while the 4x400m relay team of Amstad, Amanda Greenwood, Button, and Hayward also came in first by crossing the line in 3:59.66.

Like the women's side, St. Thomas Aquinas lapped the rest of the field, defeating the runner-up by a margin of (213-155). The Spartans were helped to victory by individual champions Matthew Tina (10,000m run - 34:17.31), Frankie Schiavone (400m hurdles - 56.33), Kesigh Deloatch (high jump - 1.88m, triple jump - 14.17m), Dante Brown (long jump - 6.98m), and Rickssen Opont (shot put - 16.07m, discus - 46.06m).

The Spartans' 4x100m relay team comprised of Jaren Scott, St. Jacob Diodonet, Malyk Michel, and Brown,  was also first across the line in a time of 42.06. In addition, the Spartans received 13 top-three finishes on the way to clinching the championship.

Eight meet records were broken on the day with six coming on the men's and two on the women's. Records are denoted with a # in the list of event winners below.

* - Results from some events surpassed previous ECC records but will not count as such due to having wind speeds higher than the NCAA maximum (2.0 meters per second) to be counted as records.

Women's Team Results

School Pts.
1. Roberts Wesleyan 194
2. Daemen 100
3. LIU Post 98
4. St. Thomas Aquinas      86
5. Dist. Columbia 84
6. Queens  71
7. Molloy 7

Men's Team Results

School Pts.
1. St. Thomas Aquinas      213
2. Roberts Wesleyan 155
3. LIU Post 144
4. Daemen 75
5. Molloy 35
6. Queens 23

Event Winners

100m Dash: Chelsea Hayward, Roberts Wesleyan - 12.08
200m Dash: Chelsea Hayward, Roberts Wesleyan - 25.13
400m Dash: Kristina Button, Roberts Wesleyan - 57.95
800m Run: Alexandria Okon, LIU Post - 2:20.45
1,500m Run: Talya Williams, LIU Post - 4:46.16
5,000m Run: Talya Williams, LIU Post - 18:04.18
10,000m Run: Amy Trabert, Daemen - 40:58.53
100m Hurdles: Shannell Hibberts, Dist. Columbia - 15.44
400m Hurdles: Niasia Harding, Dist. Columbia - 1:04.82
3,000m Steeplechase: Moriah Martone, Roberts Welsyan - 12:06.34
4 x 100m Relay: Roberts Wesleyan - 47.03 #
4 x 400m Relay: Roberts Wesleyan - 3:59.66
4 x 800m Relay: LIU Post - 9:51.00
High Jump: Kristina Button, Roberts Wesleyan - 1.60m
Pole Vault: Taylor Haude, Daemen - 3.05m
Long Jump: Cierra Roberts, Dist. Columbia - 5.47m
Triple Jump: Katja Meyer, Daemen - 10.59m
Shot Put: Kaitlin Klein, LIU Post - 11.82m
Discus: Kaitlin Klein, LIU Post - 38.45m
Hammer: Erin Leonard, Queens - 37.94m
Javelin: Alyssa Farrell, LIU Post - 36.98m #

100m Dash: Destyn Harding, LIU Post - 10.97
200m Dash: Stefan Adams, LIU Post - 21.65 #
400m Dash: Stefan Adams, LIU Post - 47.37 #
800m Run: Josiah Ottolini, Roberts Wesleyan - 1:59.42
1,500m Run: James Betts, Roberts Wesleyan - 4:06.95
5,000m Run: Christopher Sims, Roberts Wesleyan - 15:47.79
10,000m Run: Matthew Tina, St. Thomas Aquinas - 34:17.31
110m Hurdles: Ashton Colaire, Roberts Wesleyan - 14.85 #
400m Hurdles: Frankie Schiavone, St. Thomas Aquinas - 56.33
3,000m Steeplechase: Nathan Cannon, Roberts Wesleyan - 10:02.67
4 x 100m Relay: St. Thomas Aquinas - 42.06 #
4 x 400m Relay: LIU Post - 3:26.79
4 x 800m Relay: Roberts Wesleyan - 8:02.50
High Jump: Kesigh Deloatch, St. Thomas Aquinas - 1.88m
Pole Vault: Paul Dunbar, Roberts Wesleyan - 4.45m #
Long Jump: Dante Brown, St. Thomas Aquinas - 6.98m
Triple Jump: Kesigh Deloatch, St. Thomas Aquinas - 14.17m
Shot Put: Rickssen Opont, St. Thomas Aquinas - 16.07m #
Discus: Rickssen Opont - St. Thomas Aquinas - 46.06m
Hammer: Andrew Saulpaugh, Queens - 46.24m
Javelin: Evangelos Fradalakis, LIU Post - 49.96m