Nyack College Track & Field Season Recap

Nyack College Track & Field Season Recap

The Nyack Track & Field team wrapped up their 3rd season as a program placing 9th in the CACC with 4 athletes receiving All-Conference honors. All-Conference honors are given to athletes who place top 3 in an event. For the Warriors, junior Zach Trador received All-Conference honors by placing 1st in the 3000 meter Steeplechase with a time of 10:03. Finishing close behind was senior teammate Thomas Trott who finished 2nd with a time of 10:12. Joining them to receive All-Conference honors were freshman Patrick Chumba who finished 1st in the 10,000 meter race with a time of 34:20, and junior Winnie Jepkoech who placed 3rd in the 5,000 meter race with an impressive time of 19:27.

While the team struggled with overall placement due to a small roster size, the Warriors still managed to see a great deal of success in individual achievements. Over 80 percent of the team achieved personal records this season and 9 school records were broken. Athlete Bornes Jerono ran a personal record in the 5,000 meter race this season with a time of 19:31, which is a 2 minute improvement from last year. It also placed her 4th for the event in CACC season rankings.

Moving forward the Warriors are excited to welcome in a highly anticipated incoming freshman class which will help round out the team scoring. In addition to increasing roster size, the team is also taking steps to expand in event participation. This season Elizabeth Ince became the first female to compete in Pole Vault for the program. Her top showing this season landed her the 3rd best mark in in the Conference with a height of 7'6.5". Senior Jessica Short also became the first women to compete in the Steeplechase in which she ran a 15:37. Less than a month later she did it again with a time of 14:55, a 40 second improvement.

The Warriors have also seen a lot of success off the field including senior Finn Reese CACC Top XVI Award for his outstanding academic standing. The Top XVI Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the CACC championships. Reese finished his collegiate career with a perfect 4.00 GPA and received the honor for the second time in his career.

The Warriors look forward to another season of success in 2019