Mountain Hawks conclude IC4A/ECAC Championships with seven All-East honorees
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Lehigh men’s and women’s athletics teams had a total of seven athletes taking All-East awards over the weekend as the Mountain Hawks closed the three-day IC4A / ECAC championships on Sunday. All-East honors included Conor Reilly (pole vault), Madison Zaun (5 km), Connor Melko (5 km), Jeffrey Kirshenbaum (10 km), Kerry Perna (high jump), Teasha McKoy (discus) and Ian Scott ( High jump and) triple jump).
The Brown and White had two athletes compete against each other in the pole vault on the first day of competition on Friday. Freshman Reilly hit 4.78m on his second attempt and cleared 4.88m on his first attempt to finish third. Louis Logsdail crossed 4.18m on his second attempt to finish 19th.
On Saturday, the Mountain Haws saw several impressive performances from their athletes. In the 5 km race, the second Melko continued his remarkable campaign and finished third with a time of 14: 15.73. Melko’s time was a new PR and has it for the sixth time in school history. In the women’s 5km, Zaun won All-East honors by finishing sixth with a time of 17: 32.75. In the men’s 10km, Patriot League silver medalist Jeffrey Kirshenbaum recorded a PR and an eighth place with a time of 30: 14.54. Brad DeMassa turned 21st with a time of 31: 23.36.
The second Scott recorded two All-East honors in the high jump and the triple jump. In the high jump, the jumper finished sixth and recorded a new PR with a mark of 2.00 m, while in the triple jump he took eighth place with a mark of 14.43 m. Perna, the bronze medalist of the Patriot League, stayed with the high jump and finished seventh with a jump of 1.61 m. In the obstacle race, Nick Norton took 17th place with a time of 9: 30.77. In the 100 mH preliminary rounds, Chae Kim only missed the cut and finished 10thth with a time of 14.89.
After a fifth place in the discus, Junior McKoy received the All-East Award with a throw of 45.00 m and then turned 11th in the shot put to 12.99 m. Rachel Sequeira finished the day with a 19th in the triple jumpth End the course with a jump to 10.99 m.
For most, the IC4A / ECAC championships will mark the end of the outdoor season, but several Lehigh athletes will be waiting for the final qualifying lists for the first round of the NCAA championships. The best 48 seeds in each event will advance to the East region. NCAA qualifiers are expected to be announced earlier this week.
Speer – Veronica Meyer – Foul
Pole Vault – Conor Reilly – 3rdapprox4.88 m
Pole Vault – Louis Logsdail – Sept.th4.18 m
100 mH (Prelims) – Chae Kim – 10th14.89
Obstacle Race – Nick Norton – 17thth9: 30.77
5K – Madison Fence – 6th17, 32.75
5K – Connor Melko – 3approx14, 15.73
10K – Jeffrey Kirshenbaum – Aug.th30: 14.54
10 km – Brad DeMassa – 21st31, 23.36
High jump – Kerry Perna – 7th, 1.61 m
Discus – Quinn Conlan – Foul
High Jump – Ian Scott – 6th2.00 m
Shot put – Teasha McKoy – 11th, 12.99m
Discus – Teasha McKoy – 5thth45.00 m
Triple Jump – Rachel Sequeira – 19th10.99 m
Triple jump – Ian Scott – 8th, 14.43 m