Oct 01, 2013
The women’s track and field team captured the NJCAA National Championship this past weekend with the entire team crushing the competition. Leading the way for the Hawks was Savannah Boucher who set two national records as MVCC raced away to score 150 points. The next closest team was SUNY Delhi with only 107 points. Boucher set her first national record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:25.18, then returned to win the 5,000-meter race in a record time of 18:12.81.
“Savannah is an outstanding runner and has been consistent during her two years here at MVCC,” said MVCC track and field coach Gary Parker.
Boucher is a nine-time national champion and 11-time All-American.
But this national championship was a team effort with Jenna Hoefer winning the hammer throw and the 3,200-meter relay team of Stephanie Peck, Sara Rifendifer, Jackie Bakken, and Boucher winning in a time of 10:03.27. Boucher won the 10,000-meter run as Shykiera Heyward took first place in the 100-meter hurdles and second in the high jump. Victoria Reynolds won the javelin as many of her teammates placed in the top six to score points for the overall total.
Hammer Throw: 1. Jenna Hoefer, 122-04; 4 Carlin Chruscicki, 109-00.
3,200-Meter Relay: 1. MVCC (Stephanie Peck, Sara Rifendifer, Jackie Bakken, Savannah Boucher), 10:03.27.
10,000-Meter Run: 1. Savannah Boucher, 43:53.57; 3 Heather Vroman, 48:53.18; 8 Kayleigh Corbett, 1:01:14.18.
5,000-Meter Run: 1. Savannah Boucher, 18:12.81 (meet and school record); 6. Stephanie Peck, 21:08.92; 7. Heather Vroman, 21:21.70.
3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 1. Savannah Boucher, 11:25.18 (meet and school record); 5. Shelby Fiorini, 13:27.42; 6. Heather Vroman, 13:51.15.
1,500-Meter Run: 2 Savannah Boucher, 4:59.76; 3. Stephanie Peck, 5:07.45; 5. Sara Rifendifer, 5:22.17.
100-Meter Hurdles: 1 Shykiera Heyward, 14.98.
Pole Vault: 8. Carlin Chruscicki, 7-02.5.
Discus: 10. Jenna Hoefer, 89-03.
Javelin: 1. Victoria Reynolds, 107-04; 4. Jackie Bakken, 103-09.
Shot Put: 9. Jenna Hoefer, 30-10.5.
High Jump: 2. Shykiera Heyward, 5-03.00; 9. Carlin Chruscicki, 4-09.00; 15. Jackie Bakken, 4-05.00.
800-Meter Run: 4. Stephanie Peck, 2:28.04; 8. Sara Rifendifer, 2:39.02.
1,600-Meter Relay: 5. Mohawk Valley CC (Jackie Bakken, Stephanie Peck, Shykiera Heyward, Savannah Boucher), 4:22.10.