May 6, 2012
Amherst, Mass. - The Charlotte men's and women's track and field teams overcame Day One deficits to capture the 2012 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the UMass Track & Field Complex on the campus of the University of Massachusetts.
On the men's side, Charlotte, which entered the final day of competition in second place and 11 points by Rhode Island, finished with a total of 210 and was led by winning performances from freshman Khyran Shank in the 100-meter dash (10.66) and the 200-meter dash (21.01), junior Isaac McReynolds in the 110-meter Hurdles (14.28), junior Cordell Livingston in the 400-meter Hurdles (51.88) and senior Jake Wainwright in the Long Jump. Overall, the 49ers recorded seven event victories in the championship.
Rhode Island finished the championship in second place with 180 points after entering Sunday on top of the team standings. Leading the way for Rhode Island on the second day was senior Jacob Keeling, who captured first in the Shot Put (m), in addition to winning the Javelin on Day One of the meet.
Finishing in third was Temple with 140 points. The Owls were led by senior Travis Mahoney, who was named the Men's Outstanding Track Performer following his first place finishes in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase and the 5,000-meters.
Charlotte, Rhode Island and Temple were followed by Fordham (65), Duquesne (62), La Salle (51), Saint Joseph's (49), Massachusetts (45), Saint Louis (26), Xavier (21) and Richmond (9).
On the women's side, Charlotte finished with 167.6 points after sprinting into the lead on Sunday following wins in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, the 800-meters, the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay.
Runner-up Temple finished with 108 points. On Sunday, the Owls were led by standout performances from freshman Margo Britton in the Shot Put (14.44m) and the Discus Throw (49.46m). Temple also placed second in the 4x400 relay.
Coming in third place was Rhode Island with 107 points, followed by Dayton with 104.3, Duquesne (86), Saint Louis (77), Richmond (50.5), Massachusetts (45.5), Xavier (39), Fordham (32.5), La Salle (25) and Saint Joseph's (15.6). The first-team All-Conference consists of the individual winners at the two-day Championship, while the All-Conference second team is made up of the second-place finishers. For complete results from the 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships log on to www.atlantic10.com.
2012 Atlantic 10 Track & Field Awards
Men's Coach of the Year: Robert Olesen, Charlotte
Women's Coach of the Year: Robert Olesen, Charlotte
Men's Most Outstanding Rookie Performer: Jamil Muhammed-Ray, Charlotte
Women's Most Outstanding Rookie Performer: Margo Britton, Temple
Men's Most Outstanding Field Performer: Jacob Keeling, Rhode Island
Women's Most Outstanding Field Performer: Brittney Cloudy, Saint Louis
Men's Most Outstanding Track Performer: Travis Mahoney, Temple
Women's Most Outstanding Track Performer: Nicol Traynor, Richmond