MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's track and field team will travel to Middlebury College for the 2019 NESCAC Men's & Women's Track & Field Championships on Saturday, April 28th. The Cardinals will look to move up in the rankings this year, as the Panthers look to defend their title from last year. Last season, Middlebury captured their first NESCAC title with 172 points, 32 points better than second-place Williams (140) and 35 points ahead of third-place Tufts (137).
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A live webcast will be available at NESCAC.com and on Roku, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire (search NESCAC Network).
CARDINALS TO WATCH:
- Wesleyan's Kevin McMorrow narrowly leads the men's 3,000m steeplechase field with a personal best time of 9:19.71. He ran conference-leading time two weeks ago at the Silfen Invitational and was named the NESCAC Track Performer of the Week following his performance.
- Kevin DeLoughry looks to improve from last year's fourth-place finish, as he is just behind the top-sprinter in the 400m hurdles, registering a time of 54.87.
- The 4x400m relay (DeLoughry, Christian Denny, Griffin Maristany and Roberts) had a phenomenal performance at the Silfen Invitational, breaking the school record with a time of 3:21.81. Wesleyan will battle three-time defending champion Middlebury for the NESCAC crown, as the Panthers ranks first with a time of 3:17.83.
- The Cardinals have two sprinters ranked in the top-10 in the 400m. DeLoughry is fourth with a time of 49.56, while Kyron Roberts is ninth (50.12).
- In the pole vault, Andrew McCracken is ranked third with a mark of 4.70m. Last year McCracken placed seventh with a height of 4.25m.
- Grant van Inwegen is situated well in the 1,500m field, ranking sixth with a time of 3:56.94.
- In the 110m hurdles, Nick Carulli will look to break into the top-eight, as he sits in ninth with a time of 16.11. He will also look to move up in the long jump, as his 6.45m mark ranks him 11th overall.