NESCAC Track & Field Awards Announced

2019 NESCAC Track & Field Individual Awards
HADLEY, Mass. - Following the completion of the NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships on April 27 at Middlebury, the 2019 NESCAC Track & Field individual award winners have been selected as voted on by the conference coaches. Additionally, the top three finishers and top three relay teams in each event at the championship received All-NESCAC recognition.
 
Middlebury’s senior Nicholas Hendrix (East Molesey, United Kingdom) won the Sabasteanski Award as the Most Outstanding Male Performer. Hendrix, who is the third Middlebury athlete to win the award, defended his title in the men’s 100-meter dash and earned a second title in the 200-meter race. He was also a member of Middlebury’s 4x100 relay team the took first place by .01 second to help the Panthers capture the NESCAC Championship for the second straight year and the second time in program history. 
 
Hamilton senior sprinter Cat Berry (Mansfield, Ohio) is the recipient of the Sabasteanski Award as the Most Outstanding Female Performer and the first Hamilton athlete to win the award. Berry won conference titles in the women’s 200-meter and 400-meter races. She finished with a time of 58.22 seconds in the 400 meters and defended her 2018 NESCAC title in the 200 meters with a time of 25.60 seconds. Berry also ran the second leg of Hamilton’s winning 4x100-meter relay.
 
The Sabasteanski Award is named in honor of the late Frank Sabasteanski, who graduated from Bowdoin and later led the cross country and track and field programs at the college for 28 years.
 
Most Outstanding Rookie Performer honors went to Henry Buren (Kansas City, Mo.) of Amherst and Lydia Pitts (New Haven, Vt.) of Bowdoin. Buren was runner-up in the 100-meter and 200-meter races and anchored Amherst’s 4x100 relay team that placed fourth. He is the first Mammoths in program history to earn the most outstanding rookie distinction. Pitts is the first Polar Bear to earn the honor after finishing as the NESCAC Runner-up in the triple jump and placing fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. 
 
Peter Slovenski and the Bowdoin staff earned Women’s Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year honors. The Polar Bears, who won the NESCAC title in 1992 and 1993, took third place at the 2019 NESCAC Championships, marking their best NESCAC finish since 1998. It is the first time since the NESCAC Coaching Staff of the Year honor was established in 2003 that the Bowdoin staff has been recognized.
 
The Middlebury men’s coaching staff, led by head coach Martin Beatty, was selected as the Men’s Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year for the second year in a row. Beatty directed the Panthers to their second consecutive NESCAC title, as the team won nine events. It is the fourth time the Middlebury staff has been honored.

The top three finishers in each event and the top three relay teams earn All-NESCAC honors

2019 NESCAC Men's Track & Field All-Conference
Event First Place Second Place Third Place
100-meter dash Nick Hendrix (Middlebury) -10.60 Henry Buren (Amherst) - 10.69 Anthony Kardonsky (Tufts) - 11.10
200-meter dash Nick Hendrix (Middlebury) - 21.71 Henry Buren (Amherst) - 21.89 Anthony Kardonsky (Tufts) - 21.97
400-meter dash Jimmy Martinez (Middlebury) - 50.06 Josh Howard (Middlebury) - 50.89 William Robertson (Middlebury) - 51.02
800-meter run Lucas Wright (Hamilton) - 1:52.45 Nathan Hill (Middlebury) - 1:53.40 Hiroto Watanabe (Tufts) - 1:55.36
1,500-meter run Aidan Ryan (Williams) - 3:55.61 Jon Perlman (Middlebury) - 3:58.01 Nathan Hill (Middlebury) - 3:58.48
3,000-meter Steeplechase Theo Henderson (Middlebury) - 9:23.70 Jacob Kahrs (Williams) - 9:26.48 Bart Rust (Bates) - 9:32.09
5,000-meter run Aidan Ryan (Williams) - 15:05.25 Spencer Ferguson-Dryden (Amherst) - 15:10.06 Brian Reaney (Tufts) - 15:13.35
10,000-meter run Clark Ricciardelli (Amherst) - 31:20.66 Danny Aschale (Connecticut College) - 31:23.94 Sean MacDonald (Bowdoin) - 31:37.55
110-meter hurdles Josh Etkind (Tufts) - 14.82 Tanner Burton (Colby) - 14.96 Maxim Doiron (Amherst) - 15.23
400-meter hurdles Sage Bailin (Colby) - 53.71 Riley Patten (Tufts) - 55.34 Kevin DeLoughry (Wesleyan) - 56.24
High Jump Ian Kagame (Williams) - 2.0 meters Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene (Bates) - 1.95 meters Joseph Staudt (Bowdoin) - J1.95 meters
Long Jump Matthew Manteiga (Tufts) - 6.95 meters Reed Foster (Bowdoin) - 6.87 meters Max Memeger (Middlebury) - 6.86 meters
Triple Jump Jaseen Zarroug (Amherst) - 13.93 meters Jordan Edwards (Amherst) - 13.75 meters Brendan Donahue (Bates) - 13.71 meters
Javelin Zack Smith (Bates) - 52.99 meters Henry Hintermeister (Tufts) - 52.34 meters Alfred Hurley (Middlebury) - 51.28 meters
Discus Zack Sieb (Middlebury) - 42.63 meters Christian Trebisacci (Tufts) - 42.49 meters Minaj Rahman (Middlebury) - 41.06 meters
Hammer Minhaj Rahman (Middlebury) - 57.33 meters John Rex (Bates) - 55.11 meters Nathaniel Klein (Middlebury) - 46.89 meters
Shot Put Kevin Quisumbing (Tufts) - 14.44 meters Nathaniel Klein (Middlebury) - 14.35 meters John Rex (Bates) - J14.35 meters
Pole Vault John Natalone (Middlebury) - 4.85 meters Ben Wallace (Tufts) - 4.70 meters Andrew McCracken (Wesleyan) - 4.55 meters
4x100-meter relay Middlebury (Noah Wagner-Carlberg, Nick Hendrix, Arden Coleman, Conor Banky) - 42.76 Bowdoin (Mason Freeman, Owen Tuck, Troy Green, Yaw Sekyere) - 42.77 Tufts (Brandon Levenstein, Anthony Kardonsky, Thomas Miller, OJ Armstrong) - 43.11
4x400-meter relay Middlebury (Arden Coleman, William Robertson, Josh Howard, Jimmy Martinez) - 3:23.35 Amherst (Kyland Smith, Stanley Dunwell, Brad Besson, Ryan Prenosil) - 3:24.27 Williams (Chris Bassett, Elliott Fong, Cole O'Flaherty, Tristan Colaizzi) - 3:27.68
4x800-meter relay Amherst (Ermias Kebede, Jacob Silverman, Kristian Sogaard, Estevan Velez) - 7:58.11 Williams (Jett Ballantyne, Peter Kirgis, Elias Lindgren, Lucas Estrada) - 8:00.82 Middlebury (Nathan Hill, Liam Hoagland, Sawyer Tadano, James McGaugh) - 8:03.37
       
2019 NESCAC Women's Track & Field All-Conference
Event First Place Second Place Third Place
100-meter dash Brittney McKinley (Bowdoin) - 12.03 Kennedy Green (Williams) - 12.12 Samantha Schaefer (Bowdoin) - 12.23
200-meter dash Catherine Berry (Hamilton) - 25.60 Brittney McKinley (Bowdoin) - 25.77 Marie Steiner (Hamilton) - 26.10
400-meter dash Catherine Berry (Hamilton) - 58.22 Megan Powell (Williams) - 59.03 Emma Beane (Bowdoin) - 59.20
800-meter run Ayden Eickhoff (Bates) - 2:14.41 Anna Passannante (Williams) - 2:14.88 Cassidy Kearney (Middlebury) - 2:15.83
1,500-meter run Anna Passannante (Williams) - 4:36.27 Ayden Eickhoff (Bates) - 4:37.11 Abigail Nadler (Middlebury) - 4:39.57
3,000-meter Steeplechase Sara Pinsonault (Wesleyan) - 11:20.68 Kelsey Tierney (Tufts) - 11:37.65 Jaylan Fraser-Mines (Williams) - 11:50.25
5,000-meter run Rory Kelly (Middlebury) - 17:47.74 Abigail Nadler (Middlebury) - 17:52.10 Christina Scartelli (Amherst) - 17:52.53
10,000-meter run Kate MacCary (Middlebury) - 35:58.49 Emma Hermann (Williams) - 36:18.81 Emily Harris (Williams) - 36:56.18
100-meter hurdles Sophie Stokes Cerkvenik (Colby) - 14.51 Izabelle Ith (Williams) - 14.70 Kylene DeSmith (Tufts) - 14.89
400-meter hurdles Sara Ory (Bowdoin) - 1:05.35 Elise Lambert (Bates) - 1:06.11 Annah Rossvall (Colby) - 1:06.16
High Jump Emma Egan (Williams) - 1.65 meters Sharde Johnson (Colby) - J1.65 meters Jacqueline Kirk (Tufts), Summer-Solstice Thomas (Williams), Emily Larson (Colby), & Katie Maehl (Wesleyan) - 1.60 meters
Long Jump Emma Egan (Williams) - 5.23 meters Izabelle Ith (Williams) - 5.22 meters Shannon Kennedy (Connecticut College) - 5.21 meters
Triple Jump Cailin Stollar (Williams) - 11.43 meters Lydia Pitts (Bowdoin) - 11.18 meters Kathryn Ezeoha (Tufts) - 11.09 meters
Javelin Rebecca Gorman (Middlebury) - 41.22 meters Devan Walsh (Trinity) - 38.76 meters Leah Matari (Bowdoin) - 36.25 meters
Discus Emily Senatore (Connecticut College)-43.88meters Koko Mensah (Connecticut College) - 38.60 meters Nkemdilim Aduka (Tufts) - 37.08 meters
Hammer Ivie Uzamere (Wesleyan) - 47.47 meters Evelyn Drake (Tufts) - 45.83 meters Katie Hughes (Bates) - 42.74 meters
Shot Put Koko Mensah (Connecticut College) - 13.71m Peace Kabari (Trinity) - 13.21m Belinda Saint Louis (Bowdoin) - 11.76m
Pole Vault Kelsie Hao (Williams) - 3.81 meters Kreager Taber (Middlebury) - 3.55 meters Christina Young (Williams) - 3.40 meters
4x100-meter relay Hamilton (McKela Kanu, Catherine Berry, Marie Steiner, Diamond Jackson) - 49.31 Bowdoin (Morgen Gallagher, Brittney McKinley, Angela Wallace, Samantha Schaefer) - 49.55 Williams (Kiara Tan, Kennedy Green, Davis Collison, Megan Powell) - 49.70
4x400-meter relay Williams (Davis Collison, Ella Dunn, Summer-Solstice Thomas, Megan Powell) - 4:00.33 Middlebury (Lucy Lang, Ava O'Mara, Julia Munz, Gretchen McGrath) - 4:00.51 Bowdoin (Emma Beane, Morgen Gallagher, Samantha Schaefer, Sara Ory) - 4:01.70
4x800-meter relay Middlebury (Katie Glew, Meg Wilson, Anna Willig, Nicole Johnson) - 9:34.62 Bowdoin (Delaney Bullock, Abigael Csmanski, Claire Traum, Caroline Shipley) - 9:35.17 Tufts (Lauren Diaz, Tara Lowensohn, Julia Noble, Rhemi Toth) - 9:37.56