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McDougal's Victory Highlights Flames Performances At ECAC/IC4A Championships
Liberty's Josh McDougal finished first in the 10,000 meters highlighting the performances of the 16 different athletes that participated at this past weekend's ECAC/IC4A Championships hosted by Princeton.
Overall, the men's team finished 13th out of 55 teams with 22 total points in the final IC4A standings, while the women's team finished 34th out of 46 teams with seven total points in the ECAC standings.
Josh McDougal finished first in the 10,000 meters with a time 29:21.13, while Iona's Stephen Chemlany (29:25.82) and Keith Bechtol (29:51.05) finished second and third. McDougal's younger brother Jordan McDougal finished fourth in the 10,000 meter race with a time of 29:59.82.
In the men's IC4A Championship, the Flames' Markus Greenleaf qualified first in the preliminary round of the 100 meters with a time of 10:52, while finishing fourth in the finals with a time of 10.65. Ravanno Ferguson (10.84) and Don Wood (10.95) finished 13th and 23rd, respectively, in the preliminaries.
The men's 4x100 meter relay team of Vassel Oronde, Ferguson, Greenleaf and Wood finished seventh in the trials with a time of 41.51 to qualify for the finals where they finished seventh with a time of 41.70. The Flames' 4x400 meter relay team of Javan Carter, Ferguson, Josh Gilreath and Phil Leineweber finished 13th in the trials with a time of 3:15.54.
Rounding out the men's competitors in the event were Leineweber (48.86) and Gilreath (50.48) who finished 30th and 41st in the 400 meter trials.
In the women's ECAC Championships, Carol Jefferson finished sixth in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36.17.61, while Jaime Watson finished 10th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.41.
Charlene Hibbert finished 13th in the long jump with a distance of 5.80 meters, while Caitlyn Sutterfield (40.65 meters) and Andrea Beckles (12.52) finished 17th and 24th in the discus and the 100 meters, respectively.
The women's 4x100 meter relay squad of Beckles, Kena Butts, Hibbert and Stephanie Walker finished 12th in the trials with a time of 47.86. In the final event on Sunday, Butts finished fifth in the high jump with a height of 1.75 meters.
Several members of the Flames' track and field programs will begin their quest to advance to the NCAA National Championships when they travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. on May 26-27 for the NCAA Regional Championships with an opportunity on the line to qualify for the national championship event.