Indoor Track & Field Season Preview

Indoor Track & Field Season Preview

Now that cross country season has come to an end, the Spartans return to action on the track in the first meet of the season at Boston University on December 1. This meet brings together teams like Stanford, Florida, Florida State, New Mexico, Providence, and other strong Division I programs which will help to start the season off with some fast times.

The Spartans return from a stellar indoor season last year winning the East Coast Conference Championship and having St Jacob Diodonet qualify and participate in the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in the 200 and 400.  St Jacob Diodonet comes back for his senior year preparing for his 4th NCAA Championship in 4 seasons with top times of 47.19 and 21.26 last year .  Rickssen Opont also provisionally qualified for Division II championships in the Shot Put where his best performance was 16.74 (54'11.25).  Also returning from great season last year for the Spartans are Dante Brown (Sprints, LJ), Kesigh Deloatch (TJ,HJ), Elias Guardado (TJ,LJ), and Frankie Schiavone (800).  New additions that the Spartans believe will help in the upcoming year are Josh Mallard (200,400), Karl Weppler (HJ, TJ), Jarret Millien (60, 200) and Kevin Bouyeau (800,1600).

The women's team will look to improve their performances from last year with Christina Maretzo, who was 1st team all conference last year in the 1000. Amber Lubaszka comes back for her senior season where she could run anything from the 400 up to the 1000 for the Spartans this year. Molly Conner is also coming back for her senior year where she is always a threat in the hurdles, triple and long jump. After having great cross country season Abbey Kimbrell, Rebecca MacLeod, Aida Torpey, Kayla Cobelli and Shannon Thompson all look to help the Lady Spartans to improve on the teams performance from last year. New additions include Dunya Alan (TJ,LJ), Riley Mclaughlin (200,400), Sam Biss (800,1600) Gabriela Motte (1600, 3000), Emma Sheedy (800,1600) and Sylvie Bischof (LJ,TJ,60), who are looking to make the Lady Spartans much deeper in many events this year.