MEN'S TRACK & FIELD QUICK FACTS: In 32 years at Catholic, Jerry McGee has developed more than 20 Division I, II and III NCAA All-American's. He has also twice coached the USA National Team to victories over the Soviet Union... Paul Drumgoole '94 was McGee's most recent All-American, taking third in Division III in the indoor 800 meter and second in the outdoor in 1994... Assistant Coach Mark Robinson won back-to-back Division II 800 titles in 1974 and 1975... Mike Cowan, who has won the past two CAC titles in the javelin, is also a starting linebacker on the football team.
1996-97 MEN'S SEASON IN REVIEW: During the indoor season, freshman pole vaulter Trevor Orsinger erupted on the scene. Orsinger won the pole vault at the Lebanon Valley Invitational (13-0), finished second at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational (13-3), and qualified for the ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston. Senior Sean Quinn won the 35-pound weight throw (36-11) at the Lebanon Valley Invitational while setting a meet and arena record. At the Mason-Dixon Conference championships, Quinn was second in the 35-pound weight throw, freshman Sean Mullin fourth in the pole vault, and sophomore Nyaladzi Nthunamo fifth in both the 800 and 1,500 meters.
The outdoor season brought a fifth-place finish at the CAC championships and sixth-place finish at the Mason-Dixon Conference championships. Sophomore Mike Cowan won the javelin (178-2.5) at the CAC championships for the second straight year and made first-team all-CAC. Quinn won the hammer at the Mason-Dixon championships with a school-record throw of 136 feet. Quinn also set a meet record in the hammer at the Gettysburg Invitational, was second at the Christopher Newport Captains Classic, and third at the CAC championships. Nyaladzi Nthunamo (800) and freshman Matt Vilord (1,500) made all-Mason-Dixon Conference. Senior Jonathan Boehmer won the javelin at the Roanoke Invitational with a throw of 175 feet.
MVP: Sean Quinn
Rookie of the Year: Sean Mullin
Student-Athlete-Leader: Jonathan Boehmer
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD QUICK FACTS: Janet Muckenthaler, a two-time Academic All-American, has received a prestigious Truman Scholarship... The 1,600 relay team is an annual participant at the Penn Relays.
1996-97 WOMEN'S SEASON IN REVIEW: The women's team had three athletes qualify for the ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston. Junior Janet Muckenthaler was third in the pentathlon (55-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, 800) with 2,855 points. Last year she was seventh. Freshman Andre Wilson was eighth in the 200 meters in 27.77 and sophomore Kate Cassidy threw the shot put 34 feet 2.75 inches to finish 18th.
The outdoor season brought a fifth-place finish at the CAC championships and sixth-place finish at the Mason-Dixon Conference championships. Sophomore Anne Connolly was runner-up in the 5,000 meters (18.57) at the CAC championships and made second-team all-CAC. She won the 5,000 meters at both the Gettysburg and Messiah Invitationals. Muckenthaler (100, 800, 100 hurdles, high jump, long jump, discus), Cassidy (discus) and Connolly (3,000 & 5,000) made all-Mason-Dixon Conference. Muckenthaler, who was named GTE District II Academic All-American for the second straight year, was third in the heptathlon (100 hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200, long jump, javelin, 800) with 4,147 points at the ECAC Outdoor Track & Field championships. Her total was just 103 points off the NCAA qualifying standard and ranked 21st nationally for the outdoor season. At the Bridgewater Invitational, Muckenthaler placed in nine different events, finishing in the top three in seven. Connolly was seventh in the 5,000 meters (18:40.12) at the ECAC championships.
MVP: Janet Muckenthaler
Rookie of the Year: Anne Connolly
Student-Athlete-Leader: Janet Muckenthaler