Kellman, Ahoure Earn CAA Track and Field Honors
Posted: July 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) named Mason senior Marc Kellman the CAA Male Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year, and freshman Murielle Ahoure CAA Rookie of the Year for Track and Field.
Kellman concluded his career at George Mason by advancing to the finals of the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 10 and placing fifth with a leap of 15.97 meters (52 ft. 4.75 in.), earning All-American honors for the third time in his career.
He advanced to the National Championship meet by placing fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA East Regional Championships on May 27 with a jump of 15.85 meters (52 ft.). Kellman finished second in both the long jump and triple jump at the CAA Outdoor Championships, and also finished in second place in the triple jump and in third place in the long jump at the IC4A Championships, helping the Patriots capture the IC4A team title.
The three-time All-American finished his career at George Mason ranking fourth all-time at the school in the triple jump with a mark of 16.43 meters (53 ft. 11 in.). He registered that mark at the 2006 Indoor Track and Field Championships, where he finished second in the entire nation in the triple jump. In addition to the All-American accolades, Kellman was also a two-time IC4A Champion and two-time CAA Champion.
Ahoure, an at-large selection to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after placing sixth in the 200-meter dash and eighth in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Regional Championships, was one of only three freshman in the entire nation competing at the National Championships in the 100-meter dash, and the lone freshman in the 200-meter dash.
She was named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the CAA Championships after winning the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash, and anchoring the 4×100-meter relay team that captured the CAA title. During the 2006 outdoor season, she won the ECAC Championship in both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. She also won the ECAC Championship in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season, and finished second at the ECAC Indoor Championships in the 200-meter dash.
The Patriots also had a number of men and women named to the CAA All-Conference Team based on their performance at the CAA Outdoor Championships. The top three finishers in each event were named to the All-Conference Team.
Earning All-Conference honors for the men’s team were senior Sammy Sesay in the 100-meter dash and 4×100-meter relay; senior Richard Phillips in the 200-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles and 4×100-meter relay; sophomore Brian Hay in the 110-meter hurdles and 4×100-meter relay; Kellman in the long jump, triple jump and 4×100-meter relay; junior Ryan McCoy in the triple jump; and freshman David Wellington in the high jump.
The women’s team also had a number of All-Conference performers, including Ahoure in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay; senior Sheena Davidson in the 400-meter dash, 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay; freshman Ryann Hendricks in the 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay; sophomore Misti Turner in the 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay; and freshman Brittanie Williams in the triple jump and heptathlon.