Cardinals travel to Goucher for outdoor conference championships

WASHINGTON – The CUA track and field teams begin the championship segment of their outdoor season this weekend, when the Cardinals make the short trip north to Goucher College for the Landmark Conference championships. The two-day event begins Saturday and concludes on Sunday afternoon.

The CUA women have had a strong outdoor season, beginning at the Battleground Relays in March. Laura Kinley won the 1500, Megan Ross took 1st in the hammer throw and Keely Eckberg set a PR in the 5000 with a time of 18:22.13.

At the YCP Green and White Invite on April 6, Kinley (800 meters), Dexie Cercos (100 hurdles), Ross (shot put) and Mary Clark (hammer) all posted 1st place finishes.

Bridget Krumholz placed 2nd in the 400, and Kinley, Kelsley Broomfield, Cercos and Krumholz teamed up for a 2nd place finish in the 4 x 400.

Two weeks ago, the Cards finished 4th at the 16-school Messiah College Invite, as Kinley crossed 1st in the 1500, and Ross (shot put), Christine Burias (pole vault) and the 4 x 400 relay team placed 2nd in their respective events.

Last weekend at the Gettysburg Invite, Ross had a terrific day, posting three top-10 finishes, including a win in the shot put. Hannah Gillis placed 2nd in the long jump and Eckberg earned a 3rd place finish in the mile.

On the men’s side, Shawn Brubaker earned a 1st place finish in the hammer at the Battleground Relays, with the 1600 sprint medley relay team also crossing in 1st.

Brubaker then won the hammer at the Goucher Invite, while Kiernan Powell took 1st at the YCP Green and White Invite in the javelin. Joe Quigley finished 4th in the 800 at York, and John Brewer, Robert Leeson and Jacob Maclin each placed in the top 10 in the 800.

CUA had a great day at the Messiah Invite, with Quigley, Powell and Matthias Arauco-Shapiro earning 1st place finishes. The 4 x 400 relay team of Arauco-Shapiro, John Funk, Dylan Gallagher and Brewer placed 4th in its event, and Brubaker added a top-10 finish in the hammer.

At last weekend’s Gettysburg Invite, Brubaker placed in the top-10 of two events, while Quigley earned a 4th place finish in the 800. Arauco-Shapiro placed 7th in the mile, and Alex Hetzel and Jacob Maclin posted top-six finishes in the 400.

The CUA women finished 4th at last year’s championship, while the men earned a 6th place finish.

Action gets underway at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Live results of all the action can be found here.

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