Cardinals head to Susquehanna for conference championship

Cardinals head to Susquehanna for conference championship

WASHINGTON – The 2012-13 indoor track season hits the championship segment this weekend, when CUA travels to Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday for the Landmark Conference championship. The Cardinals have been off since competing at the Susquehanna Invite, also in Selinsgrove, on February 9.

CUA has had a strong season up to this point, beginning all the way back on December 1 at the Bow-Tie Classic.  Joe Quigley finished 3rd in the 800 meters on the men’s side, while Megan Ross and Mary Clark placed one-two in the shot put.

At the Patriot Games in mid-January, Quigley and Robert Leeson posted top 10 finishes vs. a field that included numerous Division I competitors. 

That same day, Shawn Brubaker competed at the Lebanon Valley Invite and won the weight throw with a toss of 47’ 5.75”. For his efforts, Brubaker was named the conference’s Male Field Athlete of the Week on January 28.

Along with Brubaker, five CUA women captured individual titles at the Lebanon Invite, including Bridget Krumholz, Kristen Rayfield, Keely Eckberg, Ross and Clark.

On February 9 at the Susquehanna Invite, Matthias Arauco-Shapiro and Brubaker posted 4th place finishes, in the 3000 meters and weight throw, respectively, while on the women’s side, Laura Kinley and Ross earned 2nd place finishes in the mile and shot put, respectively.

At last season’s championship, the CUA women finished 3rd with 82 points and Head Coach Joe Fisher and his staff were named the Coaching Staff of the Year.

The Cardinal men placed 6th with 24 points.

Action on Saturday gets started at 11 a.m. The final event is slated to go off beginning at 5:45 p.m.

For more information on this weekend’s championship, click here.

Following this weekend’s competition, CUA will send several student-athletes to the ECAC championship on March 1 in New York.  The outdoor season then begins on March 22 at the Battleground Relays in Fredericksburg, Va., on March 22.