The Worcester State men, Westfield State women look to claim back-to-back championships when they compete at the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field/New England Alliance Championships on April 28.
The meet, hosted by Bridgewater State, will feature Fitchburg State, Massachusetts Maritime, Westfield State and Worcester State from the MASCAC plus seven teams from the Little East Conference to form the New England Alliance. The meet will begin at 11 am with the discus in the field and 10,000 meters on the track.
During the 2017 championship, the Lancers took the MASCAC title with 208 points. In second was Bridgewater State with 177 points while Westfield State was close behind in third with 176 points. Fitchburg State landed in fourth with 75 points while Massachusetts Maritime was fifth with 10 points.
Worcester State took home eight individual league titles and one relay. Edward Boamoah was a dual champion in the 200 meter dash (21.90) and 400 meter dash (47.78). He set a new MASCAC and Alliance in the 400 meter dash with his time. In the 100 meter dash, Jalil Gibson finished first with a time of 11.10 seconds.
On the field side, Sam Weeks was a two-time champion in the shot put (16.41m/53' 10.25") and discus throw (49.35m/ 161' 11"). Marcus Vieira had the best throw in the MASCAC and Alliance in the hammer throw with a top distance of 55.48m (182') while Justin Lewis grabbed the MASCAC crown in the high jump (2.01m/ 6' 7") and Scott Page in the pole vault with a top clearing of 4.40m (14' 5.25").
The 4x100 relay team of Gibson, Charles Newman, Phillip Bynum and Jared Barros won the MASCAC title with a top time of 42.83.
Bridgewater State claimed five league titles and the final two relays to finish second. Michael Kotleski was the MASCAC champion in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.19 seconds. Josh Higgins earned an individual medal in the 800 meter run in a time of 1:55.53. Joseph Kisamore earned the top spot in the 1,500 meter run (3:58.77) while Joe Keough won the 3,000 meter steeplechase (9:48.24).
In the field, Cameron Williamson had the top triple jump leap in the MASCAC with 14.21m (46' 7.50"), good enough for the individual title.
Lamont Haynes, Higgins, Olivier Ndikumana and Kotleski crossed the line first in the 4x400 meter relay for the MASCAC and Alliance title with a time of 3:20.24. In the 4x800 meter relay, Mike Sanpietro, Jake Connor, Will McKenzie and Zack Viera took home the MASCAC crown in a time of 8:28.47.
Westfield State landed two individual champions. Edison Perez was the 110 meter hurdle champion with a time of 15.49 while Dereck Stone was the long jump champion with a top leap of 6.87m (22' 6.50").
Closing out the individual winners was Fitchburg State with three. Brian Amaral was a dual winner in the 5,000 meters (15:48.67) and 10,000 meters (33:45.67). Cameron Stalters had the top throw in the javelin with a distance of 62.86m (206' 3").
Along with the MASCAC title, Worcester State also took home the Alliance crown with 149 points over runner-up Southern Maine with 125. Bridgewater State and Westfield State were in third and fourth with 110 and 95 points, respectively.
For the women, the Owls finished with MASCAC individual titles in seven events and two of the three relays. Jessie Cardin was a dual winner in the 1,500 (4:48.51) and 5,000 (18:34.35). Lexi Popp set a new MASCAC record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.36 while Kara Penney won the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:36.50 and Kerry O'Neil in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 41:27.63.
On the field side, Sabrina Pray finished first in the long jump with a top leap of 5.14m (16' 10.50") while Jaclyn Farrell was the league champ in the triple jump with a jump of 10.95m (35' 11.25").
The Owls also claimed the 4x100 relay with Valdemira Fernandes, Popp. Kerri Long and Pray in a time of 48.66 seconds. Crossing the line first in the 4x800 relay with a time of 9:53.12, a MASCAC record, were Nicole Lanoie, Autumn Brown, Lindsey Wassung and Jessie Cardin.
Runner-up Bridgewater State grabbed six individual titles and the final relay. Tess Miller claimed two league crowns in the 200 meter dash (26.06) and 400 meter dash (58.41). Kristyn Grattan was the first MASCAC competitor to cross the line in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:21.84.
In the field events, Ellie Bucknell grabbed the top spot in the MASCAC with a top javelin throw of 38.93m (127' 9.00" while Molly Dewar was first in the discus throw with a top throw of 35.86m (117' 0.80"). Samantha Richner tied with Worcester State's Haley Moss for the MASCAC title in the high jump with a top clearing of 1.53m (5' 0.25").
The Bears 4x400 meter relay team of Amanda Lane, Molly McNamara, Traci Perry and Miller took home the MASCAC crown with a time of 4:06.01.
Worcester State finished with two individual champions. In the 100 meter dash, Lauren Waters was first in with a time of 12.54 and Haley Moss in the high jump with a top leap of 1.53m (5' 00.25").
Rounding out the individual winners is Fitchburg State with three. Morgan Steele took home two MASCAC honors in the hammer throw (47.01m/154' 3") and shot put (11.62m/38' 1.50"). Annie Woolley broke the MASCAC and Alliance record in the 100 meter hurdles finishing in 14.32 seconds.
Southern Maine took home the New England Alliance title on the women's side with 166.75 points while Westfield State came in second with 126.60. Bridgewater State was next in third with 92.95 points.
All of the post-race results can be found on mascac.com following the conclusion of the meet on Saturday.