Embrace The Championship: Stonehill Women Make it Five Straight, Southern Connecticut Men Win 13th NE10 Title

Embrace The Championship: Stonehill Women Make it Five Straight, Southern Connecticut Men Win 13th NE10 Title




Owls, Skyhawks Repeat as NE10 Indoor Track & Field Champions

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - For the fifth consecutive year, the Stonehill Women's Team took home the Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship title, while the Southern Connecticut Men earned their NE10-best 13th-title during Sunday's action.

For the final team scores, please see below. 

The Skyhawks won their fifth-straight indoor championship matching the NE10 record for consecutive indoor wins, tying UMass Lowell, which won the title from 2002-06. Stonehill has now won eight-straight combined NE10 titles for cross country, indoor, and outdoor dating back to 2015 and has captured 14 of last 15 combined NE10 Championships since 2013.

Stonehill totaled 165 points with 15 total All-Conference nods, including eight from day two of the championships. Southern Connecticut combined for 118 points, good for second, while American International placed third with 99 points. Assumption (91 points) and Merrimack (54 points) rounded out the top five.

The Southern Connecticut Men's track and field squad captured the NE10 title for the 13th time in program history and for the second straight year. The team finished with 189 points just 4.5 points ahead of second-place American International. Stonehill finished third with 100 points, while Merrimack (65 points) and Assumption (43 points) finished fourth and fifth respectively.


Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Meet - Leakey Kipkosgei, American International 
Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Meet - Michaela Pernell, Merrimack
Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Meet - Turner Kelly, Southern Connecticut
Women's Indoor Co-Field Athletes of the Meet - Abby Jones, Assumption / Destiney Coward, Southern Connecticut

NE10 Men's Indoor Track & Field Standings
1. Southern Connecticut - 189
2. American International - 184.5
3. Stonehill - 100
4. Merrimack - 65
5. Assumption - 43
6. Franklin Pierce - 36.5
7. Adelphi - 29
8. Le Moyne - 20
9. New Haven - 17
10. Bentley - 11
11. Saint Rose - 7

NE10 Women's Indoor Track & Field Standings
1. Stonehill - 165
2. Southern Connecticut - 118
3. American International - 99
4. Assumption - 91
5. Merrimack - 54                         
6. Adelphi - 41
7. New Haven - 38
8. Southern New Hampshire - 27
9. Saint Rose - 22
10. Bentley - 18
11. Franklin Pierce -15
12. Le Moyne - 14

- Additional information for this release provided by the Stonehill athletic communications staff 

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.