Men’s Track and Field Captures IC4A Championship

Posted: May 17, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ryan McCoy
Ryan McCoy won the triple jump at the IC4A Championships.
Mason Athletics photo

George Mason scored 59 team points to win the IC4A Championship last weekend at William Weaver Track and Field Stadium in Princeton, N.J. The Patriots finished first in four events on the final day of action to capture the team title.

Cornell University finished second with 51 points, and the University of Pennsylvania finished third with 48 points.

Senior Richard Phillips took home two titles on the day, finishing first in the finals of both the 110-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash.

Phillips blew away the competition in the high hurdles, finishing the race in 13.85 seconds. The 200-meter dash was a closer race, but Phillips still prevailed, crossing the finish line in 21.30 seconds.

Junior Ryan McCoy captured the IC4A Championship in the triple jump with the best jump of his career, 15.99 meters (52 ft., 5.5 in.). Teammate Marc Kellman finished right behind McCoy with a leap of 15.39 meters (50 ft., 6 in.).

Senior Sammy Sesay ran his fastest time of the season in the 100-meter dash finals, crossing the finish line in 10.55 seconds to finish first.

In the 4×100-meter relay finals, senior Quentin Matthews, Phillips, Kellman and Sesay teamed up to finish fourth with a time of 41.47 seconds.

In the women’s ECAC Championships, the Patriots placed 15th in the team scoring with a total of 20 points.

Freshman Murielle Ahoure finished first in the finals of two events on Sunday. In the 100-meter dash, Ahoure captured first place with a time of 11.57 seconds.

Ahoure also won the 200-meter dash with the fastest time of her career, 23.33 seconds. The time shatters her previous personal best of 23.53 seconds, set during yesterday’s preliminary heats.

Two freshmen competed in the triple jump on Sunday. Brittanie Williams finished 12th with a leap of 11.83 meters (38 ft., 9.75 in.), while Ryann Hendricks finished 23rd with a mark of 11.66 meters (38 ft., 3.25 in.).

Next up for both the men’s and women’s track and field teams are the NCAA East Regional Championships, to be held on May 26 and 27 in Greensboro, N.C.

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