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men's indoor track & field 2018-19 Season preview

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s track and field team will begin its 2018-19 indoor season on December 4th by hosting a home meet against Trinity and Connecticut College. The Cardinals are coming off of strong performances in both the indoor and outdoor campaigns.

During the 2017-18 season, the men’s squad saw two top-nine finishes at the New England Division III Indoor Championship, a 17th-place finish at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship, as well as an individual fourth-place finish at the Open New England Outdoor Championship meet. The squad will look to build upon those successes in the 2018-19 campaign.

head coach walter curry's thoughts

“The Wesleyan men’s track and field team is a very young team this year. With only three seniors, the men’s group is going to have to be prepared and have mental toughness to navigate through the season. We do have a lot of talent, especially within our underclassmen, but they wil have to learn and grow on the fly as the teams will compete through very competitive indoor and outdoor schedules. Our goal every season is to be very competitive at the New England Division III Indoor Championship, and carry that momentum into the Outdoor NESCAC Championship. This gives us a chance to put up as many points as possible in one of the toughest conference meets in the nation.”

key returners

KEVIN DELOUGHRY

  • Hometown: Westwood, N.J.
  • High School: Bergen Catholic
  • Class: 2021
  • Event(s): Sprints

Last year, DeLoughry had a stellar rookie campaign, highlighted by setting a new school record in the 400m hurdles (54.13) with a third place finish at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship. DeLoughry also placed fourth at the NESCAC Championship meet in the same event with a time of 54.99, and raced to a ninth-place finish at the New England Division III Indoor Championship.

andrew mccracken - captain

  • Hometown: Topsham, Maine
  • High School: Mount Ararat
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Pole Vault

McCracken heads into his final year coming off of a stellar junior campaign. McCracken really shined during the outdoor season as he moved up from a 13th-place finish in the pole vault at the New England Division III Indoor Championship, to a fourth place finish at the same meet during the outdoor season. Additionally, he placed seventh at the NESCAC Championships with a mark of 4.25m.

Olaniyi adebayo - captain

  • Hometown: Medfield, Mass.
  • High School: Medfield
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Throws

At the Elmer Swanson Invitational during indoor last year, Adebayo won the shot put with a toss of 11.61m, as well as the hammer throw with a mark of 33.27m. During the Little Three Invitational, he placed fifth in a pair of individual events, including the shot put (12.33) and the weight throw (13.03).

kevin mcmorrow - captain

  • Hometown: Wingdale, N.Y.
  • High School: Dover
  • Class: 2020
  • Events: Distance

McMorrow heads into the 2018-19 season after a successful sophomore year. He placed sixth in 3000m steeplechase (9:38.40) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship, and was part of the 4x8 relay team that came in sixth at the same meet with a time of 7:58.53.

grant van inwegen - captain

  • Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
  • High School: Montclair
  • Class: 2020
  • Events: Distance

A strong sixth-place finish in the 1000m at the New England Division III Indoor Championship propelled van Inwegen into a strong outdoor season last year. During the spring, he placed 10th in the 1500m at the NESCAC Championship meet and was part of the 4x8 relay that came in sixth at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship meet.

the newcomers

miles aronow

  • Hometown: West Hartford, Conn.
  • High School: William Hall
  • Event(s): Distance

alexander blaylock

  • Hometown: Shutesbury, Mass.
  • High School: Germantown Friends School
  • Event(s): Distance

nick carulli

  • Hometown: Southborough, Mass.
  • High School: Algonquin Regional
  • Event(s): Hurdles & Jumps

andrew dearborn

  • Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.
  • High School: St. John's Preparatory School
  • Event(s): Hurdles & Jumps

Christian denny

  • Hometown: Randolph, Mass.
  • High School: Catholic Memorial
  • Event(s): Springs

Griffin maristany

  • Hometown: Bar Harbor, Maine
  • High School: Mount Desert Island
  • Event(s): Sprints

connell oberman

  • Hometown: Poolesville, Md.
  • High School: Poolesville
  • Event(s): Sprints & Throws

noah olsen

  • Hometown: North Andover, Mass.
  • High School: North Andover
  • Event(s): Hurdles & Jumps

Will Ratner

  • Hometown: Princeton, N.J.
  • High School: Princeton
  • Event(s): Distance

dale ross

  • Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
  • High School: Montclair
  • Event(s): Distance

ethan walker

  • Hometown: Pacifica, Calif.
  • High School: Nueva Upper School
  • Event(s): Distance

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