It was a great season for both the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams. They finished the Spring 2022 semester strong, with several notable records being set in the process.
The Women’s Track and Field team placed third at the 2022 Skyline Conference Championships late in the Spring 2022 semester. The Knights totaled 105 points at the meet and won three events.
Samantha Papadopoulos won both the 100- and 400-meter hurdle events, setting a new school record in the 100-meter race. She also won the 100-meter hurdle event. In the field events, Papadopoulos took the runner-up position in the long and triple jumps.
KellyAnn Platt also had a strong showing at the Skyline Championship, taking second in discus, third in javelin, and fourth in shot put. The 4x100-meter relay team of Platt, Jessica Kerrigan, Joanne Kubat, and Ashlyn Rivera scored a victory in less than a minute. Rivera finished off a strong day for the Mount with a third-place finish in the 1,500-meters. Priya Patel scored a third-place finish in the 800-meters, while Alyssa Millburn placed fourth in the 400-meters.
Just a few days before the Mount’s Commencement ceremony in May, Papadopoulos would go on to set two Mount records at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on her way to being named the ECAC Championship Most Outstanding Performer. Papadopoulos led the Mount to a fifth place finish out of 14 teams, first among Skyline schools, with 40 points. Papadopoulos, who graduated this year, closed out her college athletics career with four outdoor school records.
Kenneth Barrett and Dabein Walker each set a pair of school records as the Men’s Track and Field team finished in third place at the 2022 Skyline Conference Championship in April.
Barrett set both of his school standards on the track, posting program records in both the 800-meters and the 1,500-meters. Barrett posted a time of 2:02.65 in the 800-meter race. He went on to clip his own previous record in the 1,500-meters in a second-place finish.
Walker continued his stellar career with victories and school records in the high and triple jumps to go along with a third-place finish in javelin. Walker set a new high jump record with a mark of 1.90 meters, and added a new school record in the triple jump.
Jesse Hull won discus for the Knights and finished as the runner-up in shot put. Andrew Maloy added a runner-up finish for the Knights in the hammer throw.
Right before the end of the Spring 2022 semester, Barrett became the first men’s athlete to win a track event at the ECAC Championship, winning the 5,000-meters. It was the first win on track for the Knights in program history.
The Knights also got strong performances at the ECAC Championship from Walker and Maloy. Walker scored a third-place finish in javelin before placing fourth in triple jump. Maloy took the runner-up position for the Knights in the hammer throw.