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UD TRACK & FIELD SEASON REVIEW #UDTRACK

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A young University of Dallas track and field team gelled as the 2018 season progressed. Leading the Personal Records (PRs) on the women's side was Diana Hassink, as she notched the farthest throw in the Shot Put in conference at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Championship (SCAC).

Also making headlines on the women's team were the first pole vaulters to compete with UD in over a decade, Anna Brunk and Hannah Green. The tandem matched or set a program record seven times.

On the men's side, Kevin McGuirk led the way again by demonstrating his versatility competing in running events, jumps, and even threw javelin down the stretch.

With 29 student-athletes combined (15 men's, 14 women's) on the roster, 4th-year head coach Matt Barber was flexible putting each competitor in a position to be successful facing tough SCAC foes at the Championship.

TOP MOMENTS

(Women's Team)

  • Hassink Wins Shot Put with Record Breaker in 1st Day at SCAC Championship: Hassink scored 10 points for the Crusaders as she threw 12.26 Meters (40'2.75") to notch first place and break her own record. Full Story
  • Callahan Wins 1500 Meters; Green Tied Pole Vault Record: Emma Kate Callahan won her first collegiate meet with a 5:12.51 time in the 1500 Meters. It was first time a women's track and field athlete won an event for UD since 2016 at the USCAA Championship. H. Green reached a PR in the pole vault with a 2.90m result that placed her third and tied Brunk for the school record at that time. Full Story
  • Hassink and Brunk Break their Previous Records at Marc Randle Classic: With the team competing in its second meet of the spring, Hassink threw an 11.98m (39'3.75") to take second place and broke the school record held by her in 2017. Brunk topped her own pole vault record in just her second collegiate meet with a 2.90m (9'6.25"). Full Story

(Men's Team)

  • Crusaders Break 4x100 Meter Relay at SCAC Championship: For a fourth straight conference championship, Dallas broke a school record. In 2018, it was the 4x100m that included Charles Obegolu, McGuirk, Patrick Andrews, and Prince Giadolor. Several other career and season-best results were posted at the meet. Full Story
  • McGuirk eclipses 400 Meters Hurdles Time for Record at Dan Veach Invitational: McGuirk ran a 59.69 time to edge the previous all-time fastest time set during the 2006 campaign. His best personal time was seventh at a meet hosted by NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas. He also made his debut throwing the javelin. Shivam Mishra added a PR time in the 800 Meters, while Giadolor took 11th in the 100 Meter-Dash. Full Story
  • Joseph Kilmer Breaks 1 Mile Record at 2018 Bulldog Relays: Kilmer finished fifth in the mile with a record-breaking time of 4:53.11 minutes. The previous record time was set back in 2011. Kilmer shattered the mark by 4.4 seconds, as he also claimed SCAC Athlete of the Week. In addition, four different throwers for UD set PRs. Full Story

HASSINK LEADS CRUSADERS

  • Holds the top four Shot Put Results in the program with three in 2018: 12.26m, 12.00m, 11.98m, and 11.80m.
  • Won two meets this season. Besides the SCAC Championship, she took 1st at the Pioneer Invitational in Shot with an 11.48m. Hassink also finished third (29.65m) in Discus Throw, and fourth in Hammer Throw (36.21m).
  • Broke record in Javelin Throw (33.77m) in second meet to compete event in at Spire Twilight Meet.
  • Finished career with top UD throws in Shot, Javelin, and Hammer (from 2017 SCAC Championship).

RESULT NOTABLES

(Women's)

  • Hassink's record-setting Shot Put result at conference ranked eighth in TFRRS among DIII South/SE Region competitors. It led the SCAC. Her best Javelin throw was second in the league, while her best Hammer Throw at the Pioneer Invitational (36.21m) was ninth.
  • Jules Oliveti debuted as a thrower in the Shot Put, Hammer, and Discus. Her strongest event was Discus, as she led the Crusaders at most of the competitions. Her highest place was second at the Pioneer Invitational (32.34m). Her PR 33.27m at the 2018 East Texas Invitational ranked 10th in the SCAC.
  • Among the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), Dallas had a top time in nine events. Callahan held most of them in the 800m (2018 East Texas Invitational), 1500m (The Dan Veach Invitational), 5000m (Pioneer Invitational), and 10,000m (SCAC Championship). Clare Hernandez (3000 Steeplechase), Green (Pole Vault), and Hassink (Shot Put) claimed top marks at the SCAC Championship. Oliveti marked the best Discus Throw result at the 2018 East Texas Invitational.
  • Green's school record in the Pole Vault at the SCAC Championship checked in fifth overall in the spring.
  • The 200m, 800m, 1500m, and 5000m featured five different runners for the Crusaders this spring. Callahan, Hernandez, Amy Foote, Alondra Hurtado, and Mary Korth were involved in the last three races mentioned. The 200m had Helen Onyenso, Panda Green, Brunk, H. Green, and Nicole Zurita.
  • Brunk competed in a team-most six different events this season. They were: 200m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 400m Hurdles, Pole Vault, and Javelin Throw.

(Men's)

  • Giadolor claimed 5th in the 100 Meter-Dash at conference with an 10.97-clip. That matched his time from a year ago.
  • Giadolor's season-best 10.96 time at the McMurry War Hawk Classic ranked as the 24th fastest time among DIII South/SE Region results in 2018. It was tops in the USCAA.
  • Logan Fruhwirth boasted the top Javelin Throw among USCAA opponents with his PR at the SCAC Championship.
  • Six different Crusaders competed in the 200 Meter-Dash at some point this season. Giadolor, Isaiah Hayes, Cecilio Huitron, Peter Dinh, Mishra, and Jonah Costello ran the event.
  • There were also six participants in the 800 Meters including: Kilmer, Joseph Boyle, Mishra, John James, Dinh, and Costello.
  • Fruhwirth recorded a PR and 8th place in the Javelin at the SCAC Championship with a 41.00m.
  • Marcos Carmona had the other top-10 throws among the SCAC results with a 34.59m in the Discus Throw at the 2018 Bulldog Relays, and 33.76m in the Hammer Throw at the 2018 East Texas Invitational. Both scores ranked 8th.
  • For consecutive years McGuirk competed in seven different events. This year it included the 400m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and Javelin Throw. He now has competed in nine for his career (He ran in the 200m and 110m Hurdles in 2017).

ROSTER NOTABLES

  • There were only five returners on both the men's (Carmona, Giadolor, Hayes, James, and McGuirk) and women's (Conti, Hassink, Onyenso, Korth, and Shelby Waldron) on the women's side.
  • Callahan, Hernandez, Hurtado, Boyle, Kilmer, Dinh, and Mishra were dual athletes for cross country in 2018.
  • Dallas also featured four dual athletes that played women's basketball including newcomers Oliveti and P. Green. Onyenso and Waldron are the other pair.
  • There were also two men's basketball players with Hayes and Fruhwirth - who debuted his first season in jumps and throws.
  • Hassink is the remaining multi-sport student-athlete, as she competed her second season as a star thrower. The two-time SCAC Thrower of the Week also lettered four years in volleyball.

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POSTSEASON ACCOLADES

2018 LETTERWINNERS (Women)

Grace Conti****

Diana Hassink**

Mary Korth**

Shelby Waldron**

Anna Brunk*

Emma Callahan*

Amy Foote*

Hannah Green*

Panda Green*

Clare Hernandez*

Alondra Hurtado*

Jules Oliveti*

Helen Onyenso*

Nicole Zurita*

TEAM MVP

Diana Hassink

2018 SCAC All-Sportsmanship Women's Track & Field Team: Amy Foote

2018 All-SCAC Teams: Diana Hassink, Shot Put (1st Team) | Hannah Green, Pole Vault (2nd Team)

2018 LETTERWINNERS (Men)

Marcos Carmona***

Prince Giadolor***

John James**

Kevin McGuirk**

Patrick Andrews*

Joseph Boyle*

Jonah Costello*

Peter Dinh*

Logan Fruhwirth*

Isaiah Hayes*

Cecilio Huitron*

Joseph Kilmer*

Daniel Layton*

Shivram Mishra*

Charles Obegolu*

TEAM MVP

Kevin McGuirk

2018 SCAC All-Sportsmanship Men's Track & Field Team: Shivam Mishra

2018 All-SCAC Team: Kevin McGuirk, 4x100m (3rd Team) | Charles Obegolu, 4x100m (3rd Team) | Patrick Andrews, 4x100m (3rd Team) | Prince Giadolor, 4x100m (3rd Team)

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