FAIRFAX, Va. – The Rhode Island’s men’s and the George Mason women’s outdoor track & field teams will look to defend their Atlantic 10 Conference titles this weekend in Fairfax, Va., at George Mason Stadium, in the 2018 A-10 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The championship begins Saturday at 10:30 am with field events, beginning with men’s hammer. Multi-events start at 11:00 am and the running events will begin at 2:30 pm. Sunday’s schedule begins at 9:00 am.
The Rhode Island men will be in pursuit of their seventh A-10 title since 2007. Rhode Island is led by seniors Nigel Hill and Casey Burley. Hill is a two-time Atlantic 10 Track Performer of the Week and currently leads the A-10 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and the 400 meters. Burley sits atop the conference in the long and triple jump. Rhody also features a strong stable of hammer throwers. The top four performances are by Rhode Island performers with Brandon Amo leading the group.
George Mason, last year’s runner-up on the men’s side, will look to challenge Rhode Island for this year’s title. The Patriots are led by senior John Seals who currently leads the A-10 in the 110 hurdles, high jump, and pole vault. Blaine Lacey (800 meters) and Nathan Schulte (1,500 meters) also pace the conference in their respective events. George Mason looks to reclaim the top spot after winning the championship in 2017.
Also in pursuit of this year’s men’s championship will be Davidson, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis and VCU.
On the women’s side, George Mason will look to repeat as champions and earn its fourth A-10 women’s title since 2014.
The Patriots are led by junior Sarah Moore and freshman GJaudy John-Wallace. Moore’s 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash performances currently pace the Atlantic 10. John-Wallace leads the A-10 in the 100-meter dash and is second in the 200 meters. Shelby Garnand and Autumn White rank second and fourth in the pole vault, respectively.
Duquesne, last year’s runner-up on the women’s side, will try to improve upon their second place finish last year, as they finished with 112 points. The Dukes will try to capture their first-ever Atlantic 10 Women’s Championship in this weekend’s events.
Also in contention for the women’s title along with George Mason and Duquesne are Davidson, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, and VCU.
The Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be split over two days, with action starting at 10:30 am on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday. Complete coverage including live results and photos will be available at Atlantic10.com.