FAIRFAX, Va. – The VCU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team clinched the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship title on Sunday at George Mason Stadium. The Rams captured their second title in three years.
The Rams finished with 159 points. On Sunday, VCU received first-place finishes from their 4x100-meter relay team, Olivia Coopwood (400-meter hurdles), Aliyah Newman (triple jump), and
Leading after day one, Dayton narrowly edged out defending champion George Mason for second place with 109 points. Most Outstanding Field Performer of the Meet, Jenni Rossi, led the Flyers as she finished first in shot put (14.90m) and third in the discus (48.36m)
George Mason finished third overall with 107 points. Trailing the Patriots were Massachusetts (93.5 points), Rhode Island (77 points), Davidson (64.5 points), Saint Joseph’s (60 points), Duquesne (50 points), La Salle (47 points), Richmond (38 points), Saint Louis (25 points), Fordham (24 points), and George Washington (4 points).
For the second day in a row, the women’s 800 meters record was broken. After breaking the record yesterday, only to have Mason’s Ashley Lewis break it two heats later, UMass’ Heather MacLean edged out Lewis for first place with a time of 2:05.61 compared to Lewis’ time of 2:05.82.
Women's Track Performer of the Year
Heather MacLean, Massachusetts
Women's Field Performer of the Year
Jenni Rossi, Dayton
Women's Rookie of the Year
Isaac Elliott, Duquesne
Coach of the Year