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2014 Blue & Grey Intrasquad Meet - November 12, 2014

It’s a great day to be a Hound!  On Saturday, the track and field teams held their annual Blue and Grey intrasquad meet and athletes left with a sense of pride and excitement for the up-and-coming season. The day consisted of nine events, the standing long jump and triple jump, shot put and weight throw, 40 meter dash, 320 meter race, the three hurdle race, the handstand walk, and the 4x160m relay.

The pole vaulters started with an impressive handstand walk that displayed their upper body strength, balance, and poise.

The jumpers leapt to success in both the long jump and the triple jump. Stand out marks included Melissa Cheong in the standing long jump with a mark of 8’4” and Gavin Bailey with a mark of 9’10”. Kiara Bright skipped to victory in the women’s standing triple jump with a mark of 29’7”. The men’s triple jump was much closer and only two inches separated Kahron Walker and Chris Ossont who were both in the 39 foot range.

Gavin Bailey came back to win the hurdles for the men. Morgan Redmond also had an impressive win in the three hurdle race for the women. She improved by 0.2 second from last year but came up just short in the 40 meter dash. Her teammate, Briana Wright, crossed the finish line first for the women while Matt Barnett sprinted to victory on the men’s side.

The two lap race, a fan favorite, was a fight to the finish for both the men’s and women’s race. Corinne Glass and Brielle Sutter battled for the win. The race was close but 400 meter record holder, Brielle Sutter, was today’s winner by about a half second.  On the men’s side, Tyler Dwyer led the pack.  Although his teammates were close behind him, he stood his ground and crossed the line first.

The coed relay gave the Greyhounds a chance to mix things up, work as a team, and created a strong sense of pride amongst each other. There was no A team, no B team, no women’s team, no men’s team, there were only teams of Greyhounds racing around the track.

The throwers had a great day as well. After only a few weeks of practice, the Blue and Grey meet was a great chance to see where everyone is at while providing friendly competition. In the women’s events, Jenny Kratch took the victory in the weight throw improving her distance by over a meter from the previous year’s Blue and Grey meet. Ciara Stewart, a newcomer to the throwers, won the shot put with an impressive early season mark of just over 37 feet.

On the men’s side, sophomore Matt Jones won a close battle in the weight throw. He beat out teammates Parker Munson and Jeff Gallagher by a little more than a foot. In the shot put, redshirt junior Parker Munson took home the title. His toss of 51 feet 5 ¾ inches would have been a Moravian record had this been an official meet! Overall, the many great throws and personal bests proved we are headed in the right direction going into the season.

The Blue and Grey intrasquad meet gives athletes a chance to compete and with our first meet of the season being only three weeks away, it’s a great way to know we are on track to having a great season!

Coach Baumann 



2013 Blue & Grey Intrasquad Meet - November 26, 2013

The Moravian College Track and Field team competed in the annual Blue-Grey intrasquad meet on Saturday, November 16th in the ARC.  The sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers, and throwers were split into two teams and competed in eight events (hurdles, shot put, long jump, 320m dash, weight throw, pole vault, 40m dash, and the 4x160m relay).  The men on the Blue team beat out the Grey team 91 to 71 while the women on the Blue team also came out with a victory against the Grey team 84 to 64. 

The Blue team’s key victories came from senior Dave Cariello in the men’s hurdles, senior Yacine Zerdoum in the 320m dash, junior Parker Munson in the shot put, and a sweep in the 40m dash with freshman Matt Barnett, sophomore Albert Myers, and senior Yacine Zerdoum.  Other key performances came from Myers placing 2nd in the long jump, senior Jeff Gallagher placing 2nd in the weight throw, freshman Matt Jones placing 3rd in the shot put, and Cariello placing 3rd in the long jump and tying for 1st in the pole vault.

The women on the Blue team had key victories from a double victory by freshman Lauren Suelke in the long jump and 40m dash and freshman Jackie Finnegan in the shot put.  The race of the day was the showdown between the school record holder in the women’s outdoor 400m, junior Brielle Sutter, and the school record holder in the women’s outdoor 400m hurdles, junior Morgan Redmond, in the 320m dash where Sutter came from behind to edge Redmond at the line for the victory.  Other key performances came from sophomore Tyler Clore placing 2nd in the weight throw, sophomore Christelle Reglas placing 2nd in the long jump and 3rd in the 40m dash, junior Dana Fineman placing 2nd in the pole vault, freshman Becky Flitcroft and sophomore Meghan Newman placing 2nd and 3rd in the hurdles.

The Grey team came away with a few victories of their own from senior Kris Joint in the long jump, senior Tim Lorah in the weight throw, and sophomore Ryan Karnopp tying for first in the pole vault.  Other key performances from the Grey team included senior Craig Arner and sophomore Gavin Bailey placing 2nd and 3rd in the hurdles, freshman KJ Williams placing 3rd in the weight throw, freshman Greg Cahill placing 2nd in the shot put, while sophomore Tyler Dwyer and junior Chris Ossont placed 2nd and 3rd in the 320m dash respectively. 

The women on the Grey team also fought their way to victories from senior Jenny Kratch in the weight throw, junior Hailey Kester in the pole vault, and junior Morgan Redmond in the hurdles.  Other key performances came from Redmond and sophomore Corinne Glass placing 2nd and 3rd in the 320m dash, junior Brianna Wright in the 40m dash, while freshman Casey Raymond placed 3rd in the pole vault and long jump.  The meet ended with the 4x160m relays.  Both Blue and Grey had four mixed gender teams competing.  The Grey relay team of Ossont, Bailey, freshman Lauren White, and Redmond finished first.  The Blue relay team of freshman Mike Guarino, senior Jenni Smilgis, sophomore John Barr, and Barnett finished in second while the Grey relay team of Raymond, Joint, Dwyer, and freshman Kiara Bright finished in third.

Overall, both teams provided a promising look into the 2013-2014 track and field season for the Hounds!  They open the indoor season at Lehigh University December 6th and 7th.

Coach Baumann


2013 NCAA Indoor Meet - March 22, 2013

This year the NCAAs were out in Naperville, IL at North Central College.  Kris Joint was our lone men’s qualifier indoors this year in the long and triple jumps, but he stepped up for the ‘Hounds!

Friday night was the long jump.  He had some strong jumps in trials up to 22'11", which put him at 7th going into finals.  Entering the 6th round of jumps, only one jumper improved on his mark from trials so we felt Kris had a great shot of maintaining his All American position.  However, in the 6th round the 9th placed jumper improved 4 cm over Kris which dropped him to 8th place.  Although disappointing, with only one jumper left we felt confident that he’d still be in 8th, preserving his All American spot.  However, the very next jump from the (then) 9th placed jumper bettered Kris’ jump yet again, and this time by just ONE centimeter.  Two minutes and two jumpers before him, Kris was all but assured his first All American honor, but suddenly had to produce on his final attempt or be left out of the awards.  However, on his last attempt Kris stepped up with a 17 cm improvement which leapfrogged him from 9th to 6th, where he’d stay and earn his first All American honor with a jump of 23’6”.

On Saturday Kris was entered in the triple jump.  We were worried about this event due to a lingering ankle injury this season, and in fact almost didn’t enter him in the long jump to preserve him for his preferred event.  As it turns out, the long jump did hinder his triple and he could “only” manage a 47’10” jump in trials, about a foot shy of his PR.  He just didn’t have the strength in his ankle that he needed, but Kris still managed to jump well, finished 10th, and missed All American by just 3 inches even with the weakened ankle!   He’ll take a little time to rest up, and will resume competing a little later in the outdoor season, while everyone else will start up in two weeks at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.

Coach Baumann


Conference Championships - February 27, 2013


As with any season, the first team goal is to win Landmarks.  We were extremely excited about the potential of this year’s team with a strong freshmen class and key returners, but the way things look on paper in November isn’t always how they turn out in February.  We were quickly getting into shape and coming together as a team when in the last week key athletes John Barr, Yacine Zerdoum, Justin Taylor, Ryan Karnopp, and Donnie Noble were stricken with injuries.  Prior to the injuries we already knew it’d be a close meet with Susquehanna, but the setbacks made it even closer!

However, at the meet our team leaders rose to the occasion. There are too many highlights to mention them all here, but just a few that immediately come to mind include Kris Joint who won the long, triple, was 5th in the high, and helped lead our 4x2 relay to second along with senior and fellow jumper Travis King who was 2nd in the triple, had a huge PR in the 60 (7.3) and had another season’s best in the long in the 21’s.  In the distances, Donnie Noble overcame his hip flexor strain to win the mile (4:22) and 5k (15:34), while Dillon Farrell was right behind in 2nd in both events AND anchored the 4x800 15 minutes later.  John Heberling won a tightly contested high jump competition with freshman Jason Fuehring right on his heels in 2nd in only his second high jump of the season.  Dave Cariello had a huge day with a season’s best in the PV, and an ECAC qualifying time of 8.52 in the 60 hurdles, winning both events.  Freshman Gavin Bailey and Tyler Dwyer had big breakthroughs in the 400s/relays, and we expect both to key parts of our team for the next four years.  Finally in the weight throw, Tyler Potterton had an enormous PR, nearly throwing 47 feet which was good enough for 3rd place.  In the end we wound up winning by 21 points in a very tightly-contested battle with Susquehanna.

We’re off to the Armory this weekend for the ECACs with a number of our jumpers – Kris Joint, Jason Fuehring, Travis King, John Heberling, and Dave Cariello in the hurdles.  The following week is NCAAs where, as of this moment, Kris Joint would be in with his 48’11” TJ and 23’7” LJ from Princeton.  We’re hoping we can get a few of the other four to better their marks and qualify for Indoor NCAAs in Chicago on March 8th/9th.

Coach Baumann






Coaches' Corner

From time to time, Head Men's Track & Field Coach Jesse Baumann will give an update on the program. 
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