DAY TWO RESULTS
Feb. 17, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For the second straight year the Charlotte women’s track and field team captured the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship title, while also breaking two conference records.
Charlotte finished with 142.5 points, placing first in five events. Leading the 49ers was sophomore Joann Blakney, who was also named Most Outstanding Performer of the championship. Blakney placed first in the 60m (7.47) and 200m (24.35), as well as the long jump (5.98m). Also leading the 49ers was freshman Alvonna Blakney, the Most Outstanding Rookie Performer, who placed first in the 60m hurdles (8.59). Sophomore T’Sheila Mungo took home the gold medal in the 500m with a time of 1:11.50, breaking her previous A-10 record.
Runner-up Rhode Island finished with a total of 89 points. The Rams were led on day one by senior Kalyn Sheehan, who placed first in the heptathlon competition with 3,660 points. Leading into the relays, Rhody was in fourth place with 71 points. After two strong performances in the 4x800m (9:08.00) and 4x400m (3:52.20), Rhode Island moved into second place overall.
Rounding out the standings was VCU (86.5), Dayton (76), Richmond (72), Duquesne (60), Saint Louis (55), Temple (52), Butler (39), Fordham (32), La Salle (24), Massachusetts (22.5), Saint Joseph’s (15), and Xavier (12.5).
For complete results of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women’s Track and Field Championship, visit www.atlantic10.com.
2013 A-10 Track and Field Awards
Most Outstanding Track Performer: Joann Blakney, Charlotte
Most Outstanding Field Performer: Margo Britton, Temple
Most Outstanding Rookie Performer: Alvonna Blakney, Charlotte
Coach of the Year: Robert Olesen, Charlotte