Two Beavers Receive All-Conference

Two Beavers Receive All-Conference

Jessica Brink takes second place at the NAC Championships in the Discus Throw with a distance of 30.12 meters.

Discus Throw
Lilly Friars, Sophomore, Thomas 35.73m*#
Jessica Brink, Junior, UMaine-Farmington 30.12m 

SUNY Delhi freshman Katerina Salcedo was selected as the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Track & Field Track Athlete of the Year, and Thomas College sophomore Lilly Friars was selected as the Field Athlete of the Year. Delhi freshman Aliyah McLean was voted Rookie of the Year, and Northern Vermont-Lyndon senior Abby Salvadore was selected as the Senior Scholar-Athlete. Delhi head coach Robb Munro was chosen as the Coach of the Year, and seven women's track and field student-athletes were named to the Sportsmanship Team.

NAC All-Conference major award selections are determined by a vote of the conference head coaches.

NAC Track & Field programs competed 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) also participated. Each conference crowned their own Men's and Women's Team Champions. An overall Combined Team Champion for each gender was awarded for the team that accumulated the most points across all three conferences. SUNY Delhi won both titles for men and women.

 

SUNY Delhi freshman Katerina Salcedo (Binghamton, NY) is the 2019 NAC Women's Track & Field Track Athlete of the Year. Salcedo earned Rookie of the Week honors during four of the five weeks that the award was given this spring, and claimed Track Athlete of the Week honors in the final week leading into the championship meet where she won five events. During the season, she also broke the SUNY Delhi school record in the 800-meter (2:18.15). Salcedo won the NAC individual titles in the 400-meter (1:00.97), 800-meter (2:26.63), and 1500-meter (5:08.74), and also anchored the winning 4x800-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams that both set new NAC Championship meet records. Her performance helped Delhi win the NAC Championship and also the Combined Team Championship titles at the three-conference event.

   
 

The 2019 NAC Women's Track & Field Field Athlete of the Year is sophomore Lilly Friars (Lebanon, Maine) from Thomas College. Friars earned Rookie of the Week and Field Athlete of the Week honors with numerous top-three finishes in throwing events throughout the season. At the 2019 NAC Championship, she won the discus throw with a new meet record mark of 35.73 meters, which was also the best score in all three conferences at the championship event, and qualified for the NCAA New England Regional meet. Additionally, Friars placed third in the hammer with a 37.43 meter throw.

   
 

The 2019 NAC Women's Track & Field Rookie of the Year is Aliyah McLean (Bronx, New York) of the SUNY Delhi Broncos. McLean finished in the top four in each of her events at the NAC Championship, including two golden performances. She won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.09. Transitioning from the track to the field, McLean also claimed top honors with a 1.5 meter high jump. She finished fourth in both the pole vault and the long jump with marks of 2.45 meters and 4.56 meters, respectively. Her performance was key to the Broncos NAC Championship and Combined Team Championship titles.

   
 

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon senior Abby Salvadore (Portsmouth, N.H.) accomplished a rare feat and was selected as the NAC Women's Track & Field Senior Scholar Athlete two years in a row. Salvadore completed a bachelor's degree in Mathematics last year with a 3.99 GPA and earned the 2018 Senior Scholar Athlete award. She returned to Lyndon this year to complete a second bachelor's degree, this time in Exercise Science, and utilize remaining eligibility in Track & Field. Salvadore is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and serves as the SAAC liaison to the Student Government Association. She is a member of the Sports Medicine Club, a student coach in the Exercise Science Department's strength and conditioning program, and a volunteer with Special Olympics. Salvadore was also named to the All-Conference First Team in javelin with a first-place throw of 36.24 meters at the NAC Championship, which was over five meters better than her next closest competitor. She is the school record holder in javelin, shot put, and discus. Salvadore qualified for the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships in javelin.

   
 

SUNY Delhi head coach Robb Munro is the 2019 NAC Women's Track & Field Coach of the Year. The Broncos won the 2019 NAC Championship and also the Combined Team title at the three-conference championship meet. Delhi won fourteen events, including all three relays in meet record times. Twenty-one women earned All-Conference honors with first or second place finishes. Additionally, Broncos were represented in each of the five Athlete of the Week honors, earning a total of nine weekly awards throughout the season; and freshman Katerina Salcedo and Aliyah McLean earned major conference awards in the Track Athlete of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively.



The first-place and second-place finishers in each event at the NAC Championship earned NAC First and Second Team All-Conference Team honors, respectively.

2019 NAC Women's Track & Field All-Conference Team 
*NAC Championship Meet Record
#Inter-Conference Meet Champion

100 Meter
Leah Desjardins, Junior, Husson 12.75*
Madeeah Oranchak, Junior, SUNY Delhi 12.82

200 Meter
Leah Desjardins, Junior, Husson 26.47*
Madeeah Oranchak, Junior, SUNY Delhi 26.95

400 Meter
Katerina Salcedo, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 1:00.97#
Naomi Mullings, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 1:03.00

800 Meter
Katerina Salcedo, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 2:26.63 
Julia Glisson, Freshman, Husson 2:36.91

1500 Meter
Katerina Salcedo, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 5:08.74
Zosia Prince, Freshman, NVU-Lyndon 5:23.33

5000 Meter
Zosia Prince, Freshman, NVU-Lyndon 20:29.90
Tristen Bowker, Senior, SUNY Delhi 21:12.02

10,000 Meter (first-time event held at the NAC Championship)
Mariah Davis, Freshman, Husson 46:02.24*
Destiny Anair, Freshman, Husson 46:18.31

100 Meter Hurdles
Aliyah McLean, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 17.09
Susan Hoskins, Junior, SUNY Delhi 17.47

400 Meter Hurdles
Arielle Moheimani, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 1:10.44*
Allison Kondracki, Sophomore, Husson 1:10.50

3000 Meter Steeplechase
Arielle Moheimani, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 12:54.20
Alexis Stevenson, Junior, SUNY Delhi 13:35.76

4x100 Meter Relay
SUNY Delhi – Jaylynn Sheppard, Diara Oliver, Erica Cornmire, Madeeah Oranchak 49.88*#
Husson – Shea Curley, Arianna McKinnon, Shie Smith, Leah Desjardins 51.67

4x400 Meter Relay
SUNY Delhi – Naomi Mullings, Ashley Magnifico, Arielle Moheimani, Katerina Salcedo 4:16.20*#
Husson – Julia Glisson, Jessica Dessert, Bree Sautter, Leah Desjardins 4:23.96

4x800 Meter Relay (first-time event held at the NAC Championship)
SUNY Delhi – Katerina Salcedo, Arielle Moheimani, Naomi Mullings, Ashley Magnifico 10:23.58*#
Husson – Danielle Scott, Julia Glisson, Amanda Marcus, Renee Dostal 11:07.54

High Jump
Aliyah McLean, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 1.5m
Leah Desjardins, Junior, Husson 1.45m

Pole Vault
Maddie Page, Senior, Husson 2.75m
Jessica Dessert, Senior, Husson, 2.75m

Long Jump
Madeeah Oranchak, Junior, SUNY Delhi 4.73m
Allison Kondracki, Sophomore, Husson 4.60m

Triple Jump
Madeeah Oranchak, Junior, SUNY Delhi 10.49m
Jordan Durant, Sophomore, Husson 10.45m

Shot Put
Diana Echols, Junior, SUNY Delhi 11.36m
Megan Bataran, Sophomore, Husson 11.15m

Discus Throw
Lilly Friars, Sophomore, Thomas 35.73m*#
Jessica Brink, Junior, UMaine-Farmington 30.12m

Hammer Throw
Diana Echols, Junior, SUNY Delhi 41.19m
Megan Bataran, Sophomore, Husson 40.09m

Javelin Throw
Abby Salvadore, Senior, NVU-Lyndon 36.24m#
Arielle Moheimani, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 29.22m

Track Athlete of the Year
Katerina Salcedo, Freshman, SUNY Delhi

Field Athlete of the Year
Lilly Friars, Sophomore, Thomas

Rookie of the Year
Aliyah McLean, Freshman, SUNY Delhi

Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Abby Salvadore, Senior, Northern Vermont-Lyndon

Coach of the Year
Robb Munro, SUNY Delhi

Sportsmanship Team
Shea Curley, Senior, Husson
Jaden Gray, Sophomore, NVU-Johnson
Jessica Hillman, Junior, NVU-Lyndon
Ashley Magnifico, Junior, SUNY Delhi
Paige Ireland, Sophomore, UMaine-Farmington
Chenoa Jackson, Senior, UMaine-Presque Isle
Ellie Michaud, Freshman, Thomas


The NAC Women's Track & Field Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette