HAWKS HEAD BACK TO NEW ENGLAND FOR IC4A/ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 7, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — As the indoor track team concludes its regular season and heads into postseason play, their first stop will be Boston for the IC4A/ECAC championships. The competition will be a three-day event beginning today, taking place in the same location as last Sunday’s meet on the campus of Boston University.
The Hawks will send a healthy number of athletes to the competition. For the men, Waite and senior Javon Spencer (Montego Bay, Jamaica) qualified in the 60 and 200 meter dash, while Harris qualified in the 200 meter as well. Senior Aaron Chatman (Waldorf, Md.) also will go to Boston, qualifying in two races, the 200 and 400 meter races. Freshman Khalil Rmidi Kinnini (Malaga, Spain) earned qualification in the 3000 meter race with last Sunday’s record breaking performance of 8:25.91, and the 4x400 relay team of Chatman, Spencer, freshman Jared Kerr (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) and senior Ramone Waite (Kingston, Jamaica) passed the grade with a time of 3:15.05 at the Columbia Invitational in New York last February. Kerr has qualified in the long and triple jumps, and freshman Nicarge Arnold (Castries, St. Lucia) will join Jared in the long jump. Junior Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Dominica) has long past earned qualification in two events, and he will be joined by junior Rico Duncan (Cheverly, Md.) in the shot put and senior George Chandler (Birdsnest, Va.) in the weight throw.
On the women’s side, junior Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) has qualified in three races—the 60, 200 and 400 meter races—and sophomore Shantol Hemley (St. Catherine’s, Jamaica) earned qualification in the 500 meter and 800 meter runs. Two relay teams, one in the women’s 4x400 and the other in the women’s 4x800, will travel to Boston and finally, graduate student Geranda Williams (Waldorf, Md.) qualified in the triple jump.
This weekend is the last chance for athletes to qualify for the NCAA tournament next weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A few Hawks, including Simon and Evans, have already qualified for the NCAAs.