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NEC Champions! Men's Track and Field Wins 2014 Indoor Championships, Women Earn Second Place


Emily Nassi,

NEC2014Seven wins, including two apiece from Brendon Rodney and Adam Walker-Khan, sent the men's track and field team to the 2014 Northeast Conference Indoor Championship team title on Feb. 9.

The Blackbirds took home their first title at the meet since 2010, scoring 125 points over two days. LIU Brooklyn crowned seven event winners. Sacred Heart placed second with 108.50 points, followed by Central Connecticut, Wagner, and Mount St. Mary's to round out the top five. The Blackbirds started a run to the top during the sprint events, crowning four champions.

Rodney was honored as the Most Valuable Performer, while Walker-Khan was named the Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Field Performer, as voted on by the league's head coaches.

In addition, the women's track and field team crowned three champions en route to second place at the 2014 Northeast Conference Indoor Championships. Ja'Mesha Richard and Katrina Anderson each took a spot atop the podium, while the 4x400 relay also won a gold medal. 

The women's team finished second for the third-straight season, with 102 total points from both days of the event in 2014. Sacred Heart won the team title with 136 points, followed by LIU Brooklyn, Robert Morris, Saint Francis U., and Mount St. Mary's to round out the top-five.

The indoor season continues for LIU Brooklyn in March, when the Blackbirds compete at the Mason Last Chance Meet on March 2, followed by the ECAC/IC4A Championships on March 7 to March 9 and the NCAA Championships on March 14 to March 15.

Posted 02/11/2014

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