Season Concluded at ECAC Championship

By D.J. Bevivino

PIKESVILLE, MD – The Mount Saint Mary College Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams wrapped up their 2024 season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship hosted by Stevenson University The Knights battled through challenging weather conditions, showcasing their determination and skill throughout the meet.

Men’s Team
In the men’s 100-meter dash, Jordan Wallace, Michael Gillespie, and Ramasoj Williams represented the Knights. Williams, in his final collegiate meet, ran a time of 12.14 seconds. Gillespie also competed in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 24.16 seconds. Wallace and Williams joined him in the 200, posting times of 24.92 and 24.84 seconds, respectively.
Senior Christopher Christiano earned a bronze medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.94. Freshman Joseph Carmona finished the 1500-meter run in 4:58.43, capping off a solid first season with the Knights.

Women’s Team
Sophomore Maria Baldwin competed in the 100-meter and 400-meter dashes, earning points for the Knights with a fourth-place finish in the 400m (1:04.97). Baldwin also tied for third in the high jump, clearing 1.40 meters.

Fellow sophomore Lily O’Brien showcased her versatility, competing in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, long jump, triple jump, and high jump. She secured a top-five finish in both hurdling events and tied for third in the high jump alongside Baldwin.

O’Brien’s best performance came in the triple jump, where her mark of 9.76 meters earned her a fourth-place finish.

Sophomore Sarah Kannenberg represented the Knights in the 800-meter and 1500-meter runs, scoring points in both events.

Head Coach Fred Callo expressed his pride in the team’s performance, particularly highlighting the efforts of the graduating seniors, Christiano and Williams. “So happy for Chris and Ramo today,” Callo said. “The meet was a great way to end their track careers at the college. I’m excited that Chris was able to grab a bronze medal in the 800-meter run.”

Callo also acknowledged the women’s resilience in facing the challenging weather conditions. “The women battled the elements all day long,” he remarked. “Lily had some good jumps in the rain in triple and long. Maria had a nice day in the high jump and 400-meter dash. Lily was excellent as always in both hurdling events as well.”

The Knights’ performance at the ECAC Championship marks the end of a successful season, filled with personal bests and team achievements. The program looks forward to building on this momentum in the coming year.

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