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Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

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Project ended on November 03, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

Last year, we were limited to practicing with the on-campus first-year student-athletes in the Fall semester, our cross country and indoor seasons were cancelled, and then we were allowed to have an abbreviated, conference-only outdoor regular season. We had around half of our women’s team and one-fifth of our men’s team opt-in and return to campus for daily practices and small-scale meets starting the last week of February. Our roster was primarily composed of first-years and seniors/graduate students because these were the only individuals allowed to attend in-person classes. Given these challenges, we were delighted to have the opportunity to train and compete again, and we are truly looking forward to 2021-2022 when we’ll have our whole team back together. For many of our team who were fully remote, the focus shifted entirely to academic success and persevering through online classes. To that end, we are incredibly proud of our men’s track & field team for compiling the #2 cumulative GPA in NCAA DIII, checking in at 3.72. Not to be outdone, our women’s track & field team posted a 3.79 cumulative GPA! 


After five years of hard work, Ph.D. student Gina Dello Russo won her first NCAA title in the 400m in a new school record of 54.17. She also set a school record in the 200m (24.22), placing 6th and earning our team a 17th overall finish. Classmate and close friend Nick DiMaria competed alongside her in both the 400m and 200m at Nationals after a stellar campaign that saw him post a new school record of 48.08 in his final collegiate race. Both of them were named Academic All-Americans. Sophomore Laura Mathews and fifth-year Dylan Peters were each named All-Region in the 100m Hurdles and 10,000m, respectively. Despite having a pandemic-shortened season, our student-athletes broke 6 school records in outdoor track. 


The past year and a half has been challenging, and we are especially thankful for all of the parents, alumni, and fans who have supported us emotionally and financially. In recent years, your generosity has allowed us to: 


(1) acquire the Finn Flier (an “aerojavelin” that can be thrown on our turf field) and a Dominator weight throw competition implement (September 2018); 

(2) travel to VCU for a Spring Break outdoor track meet (March 2019); 

(3) travel to Nazareth College for an indoor regular season overnight meet (January 2020) that helped us preview the brand new facility hosting Regionals; 

(4) outfit our entire team in sharp new red Adidas uniforms (January 2020); 

(5) purchase a new pole vault pole, discus trainer, two competition hammers, and two outdoor competition shots (February 2021).

 

Funds donated during the #AllRise Challenge this year will go directly towards the purchase of hammers that we can throw safely indoors at practices, additional pole vault poles to fill gaps in our inventory, and a steeplechase barrier. With the challenges faced by many over the past two years, we are appreciative of any and all gifts. Thank you for your continued support, and go Ducks! 

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