NAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Preview

 

Team

Points (1st Place Votes)

1.

 SUNY Delhi

48 (6)

2.

Husson

43 (1)

3.

Thomas 33

4.

UMaine-Farmington

26

5.

NVU-Lyndon

23

6.

NVU-Johnson

12

7.

UMaine-Presque Isle

11

SUNY Delhi earned first-place votes from six of the league's seven head coaches for a total of 48 points and first-place in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Track and Field prechampionship poll.

Husson snagged the remaining first-place vote and accumulated 43 points for second-place. Finishing third with 33 points is Thomas, followed by UMaine-Farmington in fourth with 26 points. Not far behind is Northern Vermont-Lyndon with 23 points in fifth place. Northern Vermont-Johnson (12) and UMaine-Presque Isle (11) complete the poll in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

2019 Championship Information

NAC Track & Field programs will compete in a multi-conference championship event Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 on the campus of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) will also participate. Each conference will crown their own Men's and Women's Team Champions. An overall Combined Team Champion for each gender will also be awarded for the team that accumulates the most points across all three conferences.

Participating Teams

NAC (7): UMaine-Farmington, Husson, NVU-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon, SUNY Delhi, Thomas, UMaine-Presque Isle
GNAC (6): Emmanuel, Lasell, Regis, St. Joseph's (ME), Suffolk, Colby-Sawyer
NECC (5): Elms, Lesley, Newbury, So. Vermont, Eastern Nazarene

The female athletes will compete in a total of 21 events. For the schedule of events, click HERE.

For the 2019 Championship Heat Sheet, click HERE.

Event Scoring
Event management (scoring and timing) will be provided by Wilber Racing Systems.
Final Results will be made available after the championships.

NAC Women's Performance Results this Season - click HERE
NAC Women's Championship Meet Records
- click HERE

NAC Preview

SUNY Delhi: The Broncos feature three-time NAC Rookie of the Week Katerina Salcedo, two-time NAC Field Athlete of the Week Diana Echols, and Field Athlete of the Week recipient Susan Hoskins. Salcedo tops the conference in the 400, 800 and 1500-meters, and set a school record in the 800-meter run this season. She is the top-seed in that event with more than six seconds to spare. Echols holds the best conference marks in the shot put and hammer throw. Overall, SUNY Delhi leads the NAC in 11 events, including the relays, heading into the weekend.

Husson: Reigning champion Husson is ready to contend for the NAC Championship after winning their second NAC title in 2018, led by 2018 NAC Coach of the Year Kate Goupee. The Eagles will be led on the track by 2018 NAC Rookie of the Year Allison Kondracki, who excels in a variety of running and jumping events, and 2018 NAC Track Athlete of the Year, Leah Desjardins, who heads into the 2019 Championship with the fastest 100-meter and 200-meter times in the NAC this year. Senior Maddie Page currently has the best conference mark in the pole vault, and looks to set new heights this weekend.

Thomas: Thomas head coach Ian Wilson leads the Terriers into the NAC Championship meet in their first season as a varsity program. Top performers this season for Thomas include Track Athlete of the Week Faith Beaulieu in sprints and jumps, Rookie and Field Athlete of the Week Lillian Friars in throws, and Ellie Michaud in jumps. Friars has the best discus throw in the NAC so far this season by 3.83 meters, and is the top-seed in the event.

UMaine-Farmington: UMaine-Farmington finished in fourth-place at the 2018 championship and heads into the weekend with first-year head coach Joe DiSalvo at the helm. Junior Jess Brink is expected to excel in the shot put and discus throw. The Beavers are a small, young team who may be spoilers in several events at the NAC championship.

Northern Vermont-Lyndon: The Hornets finished fifth in the NAC Championship a year ago. Head coach Hayden Bunnell leads the team for his second season, and only the third season for the Hornets as a varsity program. Look for some very strong individual finishes from Abby Salvadore, who has the best javelin throw in the NAC and is the top-seed at the championship by more than three meters, and was runner up in the event a year ago; as well as freshman Zosia Prince, the 2018 NAC cross country champion, who tops the NAC in the 5000-meter run.

Northern Vermont-Johnson: Head Coach Shawn Woods leads NVU-Johnson into the championship meet after a record-breaking season for the Badgers. Watch for NVU-Johnson record-holding jumper Brooke Scheier to threaten in the high jump and triple jump.

UMaine-Presque Isle: Seasoned head coach Chris Smith has high expectations for his growing and developing squad. Women to watch include thrower Margie Dickinson and middle-distance runner Irina Norkin. Both are scoring contenders heading into the 2019 championship meet.

NCAA Division III Qualifying Lists

2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Qualifying List - click HERE
DIII New England Region Outdoor Performance List - click HERE

2018 Championship Results

Husson won the 2018 North Atlantic Conference Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship with 207 points, while Colby-Sawyer, the favorite going in to the championship, posted 167 points for second. Castleton placed third (92), followed closely by UMaine-Farmington (91) in fourth, while Lyndon took fifth (18) and Johnson State (9) took sixth. UMaine-Presque Isle competed as a squad, but did not record a team score, while SUNY Delhi did not score in the meet as a team, but if an individual athlete won an event she was recognized as a NAC champion.

For complete results, click HERE.