Returning home for their final Conference tune-up, the Captains put up yet another big list of Personal Records - and a few more All-Time Performances, too.
The Distance squad is on another tear this season as PRs are dropping in bunches and the CNU All-Time Lists are seeing a lot of new performances. Raymond Gamache (King George, VA) made the biggest hit of the day with a 54 second PR in the 3k. His 8:52.92 elevates him to 5th in CNU History. The women's 5k
was equally impressive as Jade Zaharoff (Vienna, VA) led Erin Rolaf (Woodbridge, VA) and Karen Bumiller (Burke, VA) on to the CNU All-Time Lists. Zaharoff's seven second indoor best improved her #6 ranking and Rolaf's 18:57.10 debut landed her at #7. Bumiller improved her two-year-old best by two seconds to 19:24.43 and holds on at #9 in CNU History.
The rest of the Distance crew contributed another 13 PRs to the team's total of 32. Brad Turner (Williamsburg, VA) (9:21.42) and Scott Wright (Oak Hill, VA) (9:38.37) followed Gamache to their bests in the 3k. Jessica McClelland (Stafford, VA) cut her Mile best by 14 seconds to 5:33.42. The men's Mile produced five more lifetime bests: Scott Teribury (Woodbirdge, VA) led the way in 4:33.32 and was followed by Christopher Allen (Reston, VA) (4:35.93), Michael Hoy (Mechanicsville, VA) (4:36.71), Daniel Richard (Manassas, VA) (4:38.70), and Alex Hoak (Manassas, VA) (4:54.75).
Nick Hedrick (Falls Church, VA) broke the 2-minute barrier in the 800m for the first time indoors (1:58.58) as did Samuel Martin (Rockville, MD) (1:59.26). Wilson Bever (Chantilly, VA) dropped his PR by a second to 2:03.15. For the women, Dira Hansen (Culpeper, VA) improved her season best to 2:15.91 to move well up on the Division III seasonal list. Meaghan Grant (Fairfax, VA) and Enuma Ezenwa (Herndon, VA) each dropped three seconds off their PRs to 2:33.09 and 2:35.09, respectively.
In the shorter events, freshman Fredsal Walker (Herndon, VA) scored four PRs. The first came in the 60m Hurdles preliminary round, trimming 0.05 seconds to 9.62. Later in the finals, she dropped all the way down to 9.45 seconds. She also added a 61.27 PR in the 400m and a 26.66 PR in the 200m. Danielle Crowley (Rockville, MD) broke 10 seconds for the first time in the 60m Hurdles (9.98) and Amanda Reap (White Post, VA) nearly did the same with her PR 10.09.
Freshmen Robert Mayes (Culpeper, VA) and Matt Gaddy (Stafford, VA) each earned a pair of sprint PRs. Both cut about half a second from their 400m PRs - Mayes to 52.16 and Gaddy to 53.10. Fellow frosh Daulton Teaford (Boyce, VA) led the Captains with a debut time of 52.03. In the 200m, Teaford led again (23.28) with junior Richard Roethel (Farmingville, NY) right behind (23.32) before Mayes (23.38) and Gaddy (24.18) again improved their previous bests by about half a second.
Teaford led a trio of freshmen Captains in the High Jump, too, with a PR 1.89m/6-2.25 clearance. In the other vertical event, junior David Fishman (Springfield, VA) added another centimeter to his indoor Pole Vault best (4.22m/13-10). That also improved his hold on the CNU #7 spot All-Time.
The freshmen throwers continued their development in the Weight Throw - a new event for all of them this year. Kendrick McMinn (Virginia Beach, VA) added a meter to his previous best (10.86m/35-7.75) and Anthony Melton (Richmond, VA) added a couple of feet to his (9.77m/32-0.75). Rashidat Omotosho (Alexandria, VA) added almost four feet to her best in the event (10.03m/32-11). Senior Jonathon Wade (Rocky Mount, VA) fouled his three attempts in the Weight Throw, but recovered well to land a near-PR in the Shot Put (12.63m/41-5.25).
Heading in to a "bye-week", the Captains are 19th in the men's National Meet Rankings with the women still knocking at the door (31st). The men moved back up to 2nd to match the women on the South/Southeast Region Index. In the Dual Meet Rankings, the men and women reversed positions as the women are now #11 and the men are #14 in the Nation. Both still sit atop the South/Southeast Region.
After a weekend away from competition, the Captains host the Mason-Dixon Conference Indoor Championships on Sunday, February 19th.