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Olympic Champions Speak at Manhattan Sep 25, 2012

Manhattan College welcomed Olympic champions Cullen Jones, Nastia Liukin and Amanda Beard, as well as the Jaspers' own Lindy Remigino '53, Aliann Pompey '99 and Joe Ryan '81 to campus as a part of the first-ever Olympic Week Lecture Series from Sept. 17-21. The event was sponsored by Manhattan's Office of Student Activities.

Manhattan to Host Olympic Week Lecture Series Sep 17, 2012

Olympic champions Cullen Jones, Nastia Liukin and Amanda Beard, as well as Manhattan College alumni Lindy Remigino '53 and Aliann Pompey '99 and Jaspers assistant track & field coach Joe Ryan '81 will speak with the Manhattan community about their Olympic experiences during a week-long lecture series sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. Each lecture begins at 8 p.m.

Pompey Eliminated From Olympic 400 Meters Aug 4, 2012

Former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey was eliminated in the semifinal round of the women's 400 meters at the 2012 London Olympics from Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Needing to finish among the top two in her heat, Pompey placed eighth in a time of 52.58 seconds.

Aliann Pompey Reaches Olympic Semifinals Aug 3, 2012

Former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey qualified for the semifinals of the women's 400 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Friday. Representing her native Guyana, Pompey posted a time of 52.10 seconds in her opening round heat at London's Olympic Stadium.

Phil Ragan Wins Junior Olympic Javelin Title Jul 30, 2012

Manhattan College's Phil Ragan (Belmar, N.J.) won the young men's javelin throw at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships from Morgan State University on Saturday. Ragan uncorked a toss of 60.67 meters (199 feet) to win the competition by 20 centimeters.

Jasper Men, Women Recognized by USTFCCCA Jul 26, 2012

Both the men's and women's track & field teams have been recognized for their success in the classroom by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Jaspers were named to the USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season.

Joe Ryan 2012 London Olympic Blog Jul 25, 2012

Manhattan Assistant Track & Field Coach Joe Ryan is currently in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Ryan is serving as a team official for the delegation from Guyana. He'll be providing regular updates on his Olympic experience at www.gojaspers.com.

Pompey, Ryan Headed to London for Olympic Games Jul 24, 2012

Former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey '99 and current Jaspers Assistant Coach Joe Ryan will be marching in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics on Friday night. Pompey will run the 400 meters for her native Guyana, while Ryan is a team official for the Guyanese delegation.

Ewald, Johnson Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Jul 24, 2012

Recent Manhattan College graduates Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) and Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) have both been named to the 2011-12 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Men's Track & Field team. They were among the 431 student-athletes from 148 institutions that were selected.

Manhattan Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Remigino's Olympic Victory Jul 20, 2012

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of one of the closest races in Olympic history—the final of the men's 100 meters at the 1952 Games in Helsinki, Finland. That race also produced one of the biggest Olympic upsets ever, as the gold medal went to Lindy Remigino, a modest 21-year-old Manhattan College junior from Hartford, Conn.

Joe Ryan Returning to Olympic Games Jul 3, 2012

Manhattan College assistant track & field coach Joe Ryan has been appointed as a team official for the delegation from Guyana at the 2012 London Olympics. Ryan will march in the Opening Ceremony on July 27 and be in London throughout the Games. During the Olympics, he will contribute a regular blog at www.gojaspers.com.

Jake Freeman Places Eighth at U.S. Olympic Trials Jun 21, 2012

The 2012 U.S. OIympic Team Trials-Track & Field got underway on Thursday with the hammer throw competition at Ronaldo Field on the Nike Campus. Former Manhattan College star Jake Freeman was among those vying for a berth in the London Games.

Aliann Pompey Named to Fourth Olympic Team Jun 19, 2012

Former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey has been chosen to represent her native Guyana at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It will be the fourth straight Olympic appearance for Pompey, who competes in the 400 meters.

Jaspers Compete at USATF Junior Championships Jun 15, 2012

Three members of the Manhattan College men's track & field team concluded their freshman season by competing in the USATF Junior Championships at Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on Friday. Edward Brentnall (Atlanta, Ga.) was in action in the hammer throw and Phil Ragan (Belmar, N.J.) threw the javelin, while Greg Perrier (Dix Hills, N.Y.) participated in the heats of the 800 meters.

Three Jaspers Set for USATF Junior Championships Jun 14, 2012

The Manhattan College men's track & field team will be well-represented at this weekend's USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. Edward Brentnall (Atlanta, Ga.), Greg Perrier (Dix Hills, N.Y.) and Phil Ragan (Belmar, N.J.) will all be in action at Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex from June 15-17 looking to clinch berths at next month's World Junior Championships.

Anastas Papazov Named Second Team All-American Jun 12, 2012

Manhattan College freshman Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) was named Second Team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday. Papazov finished 16th in the hammer throw at last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Papazov Places 16th at NCAA Championships Jun 8, 2012

Manhattan College freshman Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) contested the men's hammer throw final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships from Drake University's Drake Stadium on Friday afternoon. Papazov finished in 16th place with a top mark of 61.85 meters (202 feet, 11 inches).

Roman Ewald Selected to Capital One Academic All-District Team May 31, 2012

Manhattan College's Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, it was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Ewald now moves on to the national ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America Team.

Anastas Papazov Qualifies for NCAA Championships May 25, 2012

Needing to finish in the top 12 at the NCAA East Preliminary to earn a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Manhattan College's Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) did just that on Friday morning at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium. Papazov uncorked a best effort of 64.73 meters (212 feet, four inches) to place sixth in the hammer throw and punch his ticket to the National Championships.

Johnson, Ewald Compete at NCAA East Preliminary May 24, 2012

Two members of the Manhattan College men's outdoor track & field team—Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) and Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) were in action on Thursday on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Johnson just missed advancing to the NCAA Championships in the long jump, while Ewald contested the discus throw at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium.

Ewald, Papazov Prep for Regionals at Army Strong Series May 21, 2012

Manhattan College's Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) and Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) prepared for this weekend's NCAA East Regional by competing in the second meet of the Army Strong Throwing Series at the U.S. Military Academy's Shea Stadium on Saturday. Ewald contested the discus throw, while Papazov went up against a competitive field in the hammer throw.

Jaspers Conclude Competition at IC4A Championships May 13, 2012

The IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded on Sunday, and Manhattan College ended up 13th overall in the team standings after three days of competition at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium. Among those Jaspers in action on Sunday, the best result was turned in by Rokas Kirlys (Kamaji, Lithuania), who captured 15th place in the shot put.

Felix Siljeback-Larsen Wins IC4A Championship In Decathlon May 12, 2012

Manhattan College has had at least one athlete win an event at the IC4A Championships every year since 1970. That streak reached 43 consecutive years at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium on Saturday, as Felix Siljeback-Larsen (Vasteras, Sweden) earned his first IC4A title in the decathlon.

Siljeback-Larsen Leads IC4A Decathlon May 11, 2012

After the first day of competition at the IC4A Championships from Princeton University's Weaver Stadium, Manhattan College's Felix Siljeback-Larsen (Vasteras, Sweden) was the leader in the decathlon. In addition, the Jaspers' Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden) sat in third place in the ECAC Championships heptathlon.

Vega, Loutsenhizer Named Student-Athletes of the Year May 9, 2012

Anthony Vega (Indoor Track & Field/Baseball) and Lindsey Loutsenhizer (Basketball) received the inaugural Manhattan College Men's and Women's Student-Athlete of the Year awards at the Manhattan Athletic Department's 72nd Annual Block M Dinner on Wednesday night.

Papazov Takes Third In Hammer Throw at Army Strong Series May 8, 2012

Two days after winning the hammer throw at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, Manhattan College's Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) grabbed third place in the event against elite-level competition at the Army Strong Throwing Series on Monday afternoon. Papazov recorded a best throw of 65.04 meters (213 feet, five inches) at the U.S. Military Academy's Shea Stadium.

Manhattan Wins 2012 MAAC Men’s Outdoor Championship May 6, 2012

The Manhattan College men's track & field team entered the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Championships with one goal in mind: regaining the MAAC title they lost for the first time ever last season. Mission accomplished. The Jaspers outdistanced the second-place Broncs by more than 50 points, compiling 226 points during the two days of competition at the Rider University Track & Field Complex to bring the MAAC title back to Riverdale. The Manhattan women finished second behind Saint Peter's for the second straight year.

Jasper Men Lead After Day One of MAAC Championships May 5, 2012

After the first day of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Manhattan College men's team sat in first place. Patrick Consoli (Cliffside Park, N.J.) and Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) won individual titles to give the Jaspers an advantage of nearly 30 points over defending champion Rider. The Manhattan women, meanwhile, were fourth after six events at the Rider University Track & Field Complex.

Manhattan Seeks Redemption at MAAC Outdoor Championships May 4, 2012

For the first time in the history of the meet, neither the men's nor the women's team from Manhattan College enters the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the defending champions. The Jasper men saw their 13-year winning streak come to an end last year, when they finished second to Rider, while the women's squad was second behind Saint Peter's in 2011.

Anastas Papazov Named MAAC Performer of the Week May 1, 2012

After winning the men's hammer throw Championship of America at the Penn Relays on Saturday, Manhattan College's Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) has been selected as Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week. This marks the third time that Papazov has been recognized by the conference during the outdoor season.

Anastas Papazov Wins Men’s Hammer Throw Championship of America Apr 29, 2012

On the final day of the 118th Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Saturday, Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) made Manhattan College track & field history. Papazov won the men's hammer throw Championship of America, becoming the first individual Penn Relays champion in program history. His victory was the first by Manhattan in any event at the Penn Relays since 1957, when the 4 x 800 yard and 4 x mile relay squads both won gold.

Johnson Places Fifth In Long Jump at Penn Relays Apr 27, 2012

Manhattan College's Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) finished fifth in the men's long jump Championship of America at the 118th Penn Relays from historic Franklin Field on Friday. Johnson leaped 7.58 meters (24 feet, 10½ inches) to notch his second career Penn Relays top-five finish. He placed third in the event in 2010.

Jaspers Compete at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 22, 2012

With just two weeks remaining until the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, the Manhattan College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams headed to Princeton University's Weaver Stadium for the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday. The Jaspers enjoyed several top performances, including Kevin D'Emic's (Rockaway Point, N.Y.) IC4A-qualifying effort in the 800 meters.

Manhattan Sweeps MAAC Performer of the Week Awards Apr 17, 2012

After posting impressive performances at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships last weekend, Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) and Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden) of the Manhattan College outdoor track & field team took home Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's and Women's Performer of the Week honors on Tuesday. Ewald won two events and finished third in another, while Nyback broke her own school record in the heptathlon.

Jaspers Volunteer at Special Olympic Basketball Tournament Apr 16, 2012

Two members of Manhattan College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) joined with SAAC representatives from each of the other nine Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) schools to volunteer at Special Olympics New York's NYC Basketball Regional & Aquatics Tournament on Saturday, April 14.

Nyback Breaks Own Heptathlon Mark at Metropolitan Championships Apr 15, 2012

Last year at the Metropolitan Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden) set a Manhattan College school record in the heptathlon while the Jasper men's squad earned the team title. The script for 2012 was the same, as Nyback bettered her previous record and the men's team defended its crown at Rutgers University's Bauer Track & Field Complex on Saturday.

Papazov Earns MAAC Performer of the Week Honors Apr 10, 2012

For the second time this season, Manhattan College's Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week. Papazov was selected for his performances at the Sam Howell Invitational and Roadrunner Invitational last weekend.

Jaspers Earn 12 First-Place Finishes at Roadrunner Invitational Apr 8, 2012

Twelve members of the Manhattan College outdoor track & field team notched first-place finishes and five qualified for the ECAC/IC4A Championships at Ramapo College's Roadrunner Invitational on Saturday. The meet was also Manhattan's first team-scored competition of the season. The Jasper men grabbed first place in the team standings, while the Manhattan women were second.

Phil Ragan Earns MAAC Performer of the Week Honors Apr 3, 2012

For the second consecutive week, a Manhattan College freshman has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week. Phil Ragan (Belmar, N.J.) was selected after setting a school record in the javelin throw at the FDU Knight Invitational on Saturday.

Ragan Sets School Record In Javelin at FDU Knight Invitational Apr 1, 2012

On a cold and rainy day at Palisades Park Sportsplex, the Manhattan College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams took part in the FDU Knight Invitational on Saturday. The conditions weren't ideal from running, but that didn't stop the Jaspers from having several fine performances in the field events, highlighted by Phil Ragan's (Belmar, N.J.) school-record in the men's javelin.

Manhattan Sweeps First MAAC Outdoor Track Weekly Awards Mar 27, 2012

Manhattan College's Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) and Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) have earned the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week honors for the 2012 outdoor track & field season. Both athletes were selected for their performances at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 16-17.

Brian McGovern Named to Armory All-Star Team Mar 26, 2012

Manhattan College junior pole vaulter Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) has been named to the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center's annual Armory All-Star Team, it was announced on Sunday. The Armory All-Star Team recognizes those athletes that had the best performance in their event at the Armory during the 2011-12 indoor season.

Jaspers Boast Two National Leaders Mar 19, 2012

After the first weekend of outdoor competition across the country, two members of the Manhattan College men's track & field team lead the NCAA in their respective events. Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) is the national leader in the long jump, while Anastas Papazov (Balchik, Bulgaria) hast the nation's best mark in the hammer throw.

Field Athletes Shine at Baldy Castillo Invitational Mar 18, 2012

The Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams kicked off the outdoor season with their annual trip to the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State's Sun Angel Stadium on Saturday. The Jaspers turned in strong performances in a number of events, led by seven qualifiers for the ECAC/IC4A Championships.

Pompey Opens Season With First-Place Showing Mar 6, 2012

Former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey opened her 2012 season with a first-place showing in the 400 meters in a meet at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center on Saturday. She posted a winning time of 53.49 seconds.

Jaspers Conclude Competition at ECAC/IC4A Championships Mar 4, 2012

Courtesy of Kevin D'Emic (Rockaway Point, N.Y.), the Manhattan College men's indoor track & field team earned three more team points at the IC4A Championships, ending the meet with 12 points to finish in a tie for 24th place. D'Emic captured sixth place in the 800 meters, posting a time of 1:52.22 at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Sunday.

Johnson Wins Long Jump Silver at IC4A Championships Mar 3, 2012

The Manhattan College men's indoor track & field team had a good day on Saturday. Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) won the silver medal in the long jump, while Greg Perrier (Dix Hills, N.Y.) and Kevin D'Emic (Rockaway Point, N.Y.) both advanced to the final of the 800 meters on day one of the IC4A Championships from Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.

Wagner Shatters Own School Pole Vault Record Feb 27, 2012

In a special pole vault-only competition at the Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Academy on Sunday, Karolin Wagner (Ribbesbuettel, Germany) of the Manhattan College women's indoor track & field team broke her own school record in the event. Wagner cleared 3.74 meters (12 feet, 3½ inches) to set the new mark and win the competition.

McGovern Sets School, Irish National Record In Pole Vault Feb 23, 2012

Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) set a Manhattan College and Irish under-23 national record in the men's pole vault on Thursday. He cleared 5.22 meters (17 feet, 1½ inches) at the Armory Collegiate Challenge from the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center, breaking his own mark of 5.15 m (16'10¾) set at last year's IC4A Indoor Championships.

Manhattan Men Defend MAAC Indoor Championship Feb 18, 2012

In 2011, the Manhattan College men's indoor track & field team didn't clinch its 15th consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) title until the final event—the 4 x 400 meter relay. In 2012, the Jaspers went into the relay with their 16th straight crown already in hand. Manhattan defeated Rider by 60 points, 177-117, to win the team competition at the MAAC Indoor Championships at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center on Friday night. The Manhattan women finished second behind Saint Peter's.

Jaspers Look to Defend, Regain MAAC Indoor Titles Feb 16, 2012

At the 2011 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Indoor Championships, the Manhattan College men's indoor track & field team held off Rider by five points to win its 15th consecutive conference title, only to see the Broncs take the outdoor crown three months later. The Manhattan women, meanwhile, finished second last year, as Saint Peter's claimed its first MAAC title. The Jaspers are eager to reclaim the top spot, and they get that chance on Friday night, when the 2012 MAAC Indoor Championships take place at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center.

Manhattan Finishes Second at Inaugural Millrose Collegiate Invitational Feb 11, 2012

The Manhattan College men's and women's indoor track & field teams had a successful tune-up for next weekend's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships at the inaugural Millrose Games Collegiate Invitational at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center on Saturday. Led by four first-place finishers, the Jasper men secured second place in the team standings. The Manhattan women finished eighth as a team.

Ewald Leads Jaspers at Manhattan College Invitational Feb 8, 2012

In the Manhattan College indoor track & field team's final home meet of the season, the Manhattan College Invitational, Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) won the shot put competition and was the top collegiate competitor in the weight throw at Draddy Gymnasium on Wednesday. Ewald had season-best marks in both events, putting the shot 16.84 meters (55 feet, three inches) and registering a distance of 17.94 m (58'10¼) in the weight throw.

Cara Rostant Named MAAC Performer of the Week Feb 7, 2012

For the third straight week, a member of the Manhattan College women's indoor track & field team has been selected Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week. Junior Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) was chosen after qualifying for the ECAC Championships in two different events at the Giegengack Invitational last weekend.

Sprinters Shine On Day Two of Giegengack Invitational Feb 5, 2012

It was a successful day for the Manhattan College sprinting corps at the Giegengack Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Four different Jaspers posted qualifying times for the ECAC/IC4A Championships at Yale University's Coxe Cage.

Cara Rostant Wins 200 Meters at Giegengack Invitational Feb 3, 2012

Manhattan College's Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) ran a season-best time of 24.61 seconds to win the women's 200 meters on the opening day of action at the Giegengack Invitational from Yale University's Coxe Cage on Friday. The Jaspers went 1-3-5 in the event, as Ashley Bowman (Elmont, N.Y.) placed third in a time of 25.52 seconds and Ieva Vitola (Jekabpils, Latvia) was fifth in 25.92 seconds.

Andrea Nyback Named MAAC Performer of the Week Jan 31, 2012

For the second straight week, a member of the Manhattan College women's indoor track & field team has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week. Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden) was honored after qualifying for the ECAC Championships in both the pentathlon and long jump on Thursday.

Manhattan Men Finish Second at Metropolitan Championships Jan 28, 2012

Led by Colin Quirke's (Los Gatos, Calif.) victory in the shot put and a pair of second-place finishes by Greg Perrier (Dix Hills, N.Y.), the Manhattan College men's track & field squad took second as a team at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center on Friday. The Jasper women captured seventh place in the team standings.

Nyback Qualifies for ECAC Championships In Two Events Jan 26, 2012

On the first day of the Metropolitan Indoor Championships, Manhattan College's Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden) just missed breaking her own school record in the pentathlon, finishing with 3709 points to win the competition. Nyback's score, a mere eight points off her previous mark, currently places her ninth on the overall NCAA list for the 2011-12 indoor season.

Manhattan Sweeps Performer of the Week Honors Jan 24, 2012

Manhattan College has swept the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) indoor track & field weekly honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) was recognized as the men's Performer of the Week, while Heidy Palacios (Yonkers, N.Y.) was named MAAC Performer of the Week on the women's side.

Manhattan Men Place Ninth, Women 12th at Great Dane Classic Jan 21, 2012

With the championship season around the corner, the Manhattan College men's and women's indoor track & field teams took part in a meet with team scoring for the first time this season at the Albany Great Dane Classic on Friday. Led by Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) and Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.), the Manhattan men finished ninth in the team standings at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center. The Jasper women placed 12th as a team.

Jaspers Resume Indoor Season at NYC Gotham Cup Jan 14, 2012

After a month away from competition, the Manhattan College men's and women's indoor track & field teams was back in action at the NYC Gotham Cup from the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center on Friday. Several Jaspers posted qualifying marks for both the Metropolitan and ECAC/IC4A Championships, led by Colin Quirke's (Los Gatos, Calif.) first-place finish in the men's shot put.

Karolin Wagner Selected MAAC Performer of the Week Dec 13, 2011

After her record-setting performance last Friday, Manhattan College freshman Karolin Wagner (Ribbesbuettel, Germany) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Women's Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week. Wagner established a new school mark in the pole vault at the Brother Jasper Invitational.

Siljeback-Larsen Wins Heptathlon at Brother Jasper Invitational Dec 10, 2011

Felix Siljeback-Larsen (Vasteras, Sweden) of the Manhattan College indoor track & field won the heptathlon to lead three qualifiers for the IC4A Championships on day two of the Brother Jasper Invitational at Draddy Gymnasium on Saturday. Also qualifying for the IC4A Championships on Saturday were Rokas Kirlys (Kamaji, Lithuania) in the shot put and Trevell Moxey (Lansdale, Pa.) in the triple jump.

Karolin Wagner Sets School Record In Women’s Pole Vault Dec 9, 2011

In just her second meet as a Jasper, Karolin Wagner (Ribbesbuettel, Germany) earned a place in the Manhattan College indoor track & field record book on Friday afternoon at Draddy Gymnasium. She cleared 3.71 meters (12 feet, two inches) to break Jenna Daly's six-year old school record in the women's pole vault by one centimeter. Her performance was the highlight of day one at the Brother Jasper Invitational.

Roman Ewald Named MAAC Performer of the Week Dec 6, 2011

Senior Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) of the Manhattan College men's track & field team was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week on Tuesday. Ewald qualified for the IC4A Championships in two different events at the Manhattan College Opener last Thursday.

Rostant, Palacios Post ECAC Qualifiers at Yale Season Opener Dec 3, 2011

While most of the Manhattan College men's and women's indoor track & field teams kicked off the 2011 indoor campaign at Thursday's Manhattan College Opener, a few Jaspers waited until Saturday to begin the season. The wait was well worth it, as Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) and Heidy Palacios (Yonkers, N.Y.) posted ECAC-qualifying times at the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage.

Jaspers Host First Meet On New Indoor Track Dec 1, 2011

The indoor track at Draddy Gymnasium was replaced with a state-of-the-art Mondo surface over the summer. On Thursday afternoon, the Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams got a chance to formally compete on the new surface for the first time when they hosted the annual Manhattan College Opener.

Jaspers Finish Sixth at IC4A Cross Country Championships Nov 19, 2011

The Manhattan College men's cross country team concluded its 2011 season by competing in the annual IC4A Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday morning. Led by Zack Price's (Warwick, N.Y.) 27th-place finish, the Jaspers took sixth out of 16 teams in the University Division.

Dan Mecca Honored at Faculty Convocation Nov 14, 2011

Manhattan College head track & field/cross country coach Dan Mecca was recognized for his 25 years of service to the College at the annual Fall Faculty Convocation at the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers on Monday afternoon.

Manhattan Competes at NCAA Northeast Regional Championships Nov 12, 2011

With berths in the NCAA Championships on the line, the Manhattan College men's and women's cross country teams competed in the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Amherst Audubon Golf Course on Saturday afternoon. The Jasper men secured a 29th-place finish, while the Manhattan women's team placed 34th overall.

Jasper Men Secure Sixth-Place Finish at MAAC Championships Oct 28, 2011

On a cold and windy afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Cross Country Championships took place on Friday. Led by several personal-best times, Manhattan's men's team finished sixth overall. Meanwhile, the Jasper women were ninth.

MAAC Championships Slated for Friday at Van Cortlandt Park Oct 27, 2011

After a one-year absence, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Cross Country Championships return to Manhattan College's home course, Van Cortlandt Park, on Friday. The MAAC Championships get underway with the 6000-meter women's race at 12 p.m., followed by the men's 8000-meter race at 12:45 p.m.

Eight Student-Athletes Recognized at Fall Honors Convocation Oct 17, 2011

Epsilon Sigma Pi, Manhattan College's oldest college-wide honor society, held its induction ceremony on Sunday during the Fall Honors Convocation at the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. Eight senior student-athletes became members of Epsilon Sigma Pi during the convocation.

Wilkens, Jangsten Named MAAC Runners of the Week Oct 11, 2011

Manhattan College's Billy Wilkens (Kenmore, Wash.) and Maria Jangsten (Gothenburg, Sweden) have been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week for their performances at Friday afternoon's Metropolitan Championships. Wilkens placed 35th overall to lead the men's team, while Jangsten took 32nd in the women's race.

Manhattan Men Place Fifth, Women Seventh at Metropolitan Championships Oct 7, 2011

Championship season got underway for the Manhattan College men's and women's cross country teams on Friday afternoon, as the Jaspers gathered in Van Cortlandt Park with other schools from the New York City area for the annual Metropolitan Championships. And the Jaspers were up to the challenge of championship competition. The Manhattan men finished fifth overall, while the women's squad secured seventh place.

Indoor Track Rededicated to Joseph P. Kearney ‘67 Oct 5, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the new indoor track surface in Draddy Gymnasium was formally rededicated in honor of Joseph P. Kearney '67. Many of Kearney's family members and teammates were on hand for the brief ceremony, which was a part of the Manhattan College Track & Field Reunion.

Manhattan Competes at Paul Short Run Oct 1, 2011

On Friday afternoon, the Manhattan College men's and women's cross country teams competed at one of the largest annual meets in the Northeast, the Brooks Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. Running against an elite field, both squads performed well. The Manhattan men secured 36th place in the "Brown" race, while the women's team was 39th in the "Brown" race.

Pompey Named Director of Educational Development at Armory Sep 22, 2011

Immediately upon returning from Daegu, South Korea, where she represented her native Guyana at the 2011 World Championships, former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey embarked on a new role as the Armory College Prep program's Director of Educational Development. The program was founded by 1996 Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins and is run out of the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Manhattan.

Indoor Track Rededication Scheduled for October 1 Sep 21, 2011

The new indoor track in Draddy Gymnasium will be rededicated in honor of the late Joseph Kearney '67 as a part of the Manhattan College Track & Field Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 1. Members of the Kearney family will participate in the rededication ceremony, which is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m.

Jangsten, Voorheis Lead Jaspers at Iona Meet of Champions Sep 17, 2011

The Iona Meet of Champions is traditionally the first early-season test for the Manhattan College men's and women's cross country teams. That was certainly again the case on Saturday morning, as the Jaspers ran against some of the top squads in the Northeast at Van Cortlandt Park. Overall, the Manhattan women finished 15th in the team standings, while the men's squad placed 16th.

Jaspers Perform Well at Army Open Sep 2, 2011

After two weeks of nothing but training runs, the Manhattan College men's and women's cross country teams finally got to face some outside competition at the season-opening Army Open on Friday. Both freshman-laden squads performed well, with the men and women both taking second in the unofficial team scoring over the five-kilometer course at the West Point Golf Course.

Jotanovic Concludes Competition at World Championships Sep 1, 2011

Milan Jotanovic, a five-time All-American at Manhattan College, represented his native Serbia in the shot put competition at the 2011 IAAF World Championships at Daegu Stadium on Thursday morning. Jotanovic was unable to advance out of the qualifying round, posting a best mark of 18.39 meters (60 feet, four inches).

Jotanovic Competes In World Championships On Wednesday Night Aug 31, 2011

Milan Jotanovic, who was named All-American five times while at Manhattan College, will be in action at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea on Wednesday night. Jotanovic is representing his native Serbia in the shot put competition.

Pompey Contests 400 Meters at World Championships Aug 27, 2011

Representing her native Guyana, former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey was in action on Saturday at the IAAF World Championships from Daegu Stadium. Pompey competed in the women's 400 meters, but didn't advance out of the first round. Her time of 53.59 seconds was good for fifth place in her heat. However, only the top four finishers in each heat moved on to Sunday's semifinals.

Aliann Pompey Set for 2011 World Championships Aug 26, 2011

Former Manhattan College track & field star Aliann Pompey begins competition in the 400 meters at the 2011 IAAF World Championships on Saturday. Pompey, the 2000 NCAA indoor champion in the event, is representing her native Guyana at the World Championships, which are being held in Daegu, South Korea.

Marmbrandt, Olsson Perform Well at Swedish Nationals Aug 17, 2011

At the Swedish National Championships over the weekend, former Manhattan College athletes Malin Marmbrandt and Malin Olsson both competed in the women's long jump. Marmbrandt placed fourth with a jump of 6.25 meters (20 feet, six inches), while Olsson was sixth with a leap of 6.10 m (20'0).

Manhattan Named All-Academic Team by USTFCCCA Aug 11, 2011

The day after the Manhattan College men's track & field team was recognized for its academic success by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the Jasper women received the same honor. Manhattan was one of 164 institutions to earn Division I All-Academic Women's Track & Field Team status.

Jasper Men Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors Aug 10, 2011

The Manhattan College men's track & field team has been recognized for its success in the classroom by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Jaspers were one of 90 programs named Division I All-Academic Men's Track & Field Teams by the USTFCCCA on Wednesday.

Manhattan College Integrates Enhanced Athletic Logos Aug 4, 2011

As part of Manhattan College's new marketing and promotional campaign entitled The Promise, the College is introducing its newly enhanced primary athletic logos this month. The traditional Block M logo was revamped, but still retains a vintage look, which has been a mainstay throughout the athletic program's rich history. Additionally, both a ‘Manhattan' and a ‘Jaspers' word mark were created to complement the Block M logo.

Malin Olsson Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Aug 4, 2011

Manhattan College's Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) has been selected to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic women's track & field team for the 2010-11 season. She is one of a record 663 student-athletes from 172 institutions to receive the honors.

Manhattan Signs 33 Newcomers for 2011-12 Season Aug 2, 2011

Head Coach Dan Mecca has announced the Manhattan College track & field/cross country team's 2011-12 recruiting class. A total of 33 newcomers (17 men, 16 women) will join the track & field squad next season, and 14 of those athletes (seven men, seven women) will also run cross country for the Jaspers.

Pompey Wins 400 Meters at National Club Championships Jul 11, 2011

Former Manhattan College star Aliann Pompey took the gold medal in the women's 400 meters at the USATF National Club Track & Field Championships at Icahn Stadium on Saturday. Representing the Shore Athletic Club, Pompey crossed the line in 51.66 seconds, her best time of the year and just shy of her own meet record.

Ryan Named Head Coach of Guyana for World Championships Jul 5, 2011

Joe Ryan, an assistant coach for the Manhattan College track & field team has been named head coach of the Guyanese National Team for the upcoming World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Ryan served in the same capacity at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Jackie Hargrove Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Jun 20, 2011

Senior Jackie Hargrove (Vienna, Va.) of the Manhattan College women's track & field team has been nominated by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes graduating female student-athletes for their achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. Hargrove and Siena soccer player Tabitha Tice were the conference's two nominees.

Quirke, McGovern Represent Ireland at European Team Championships Jun 19, 2011

Fresh off a 15th-place showing at the NCAA Championships, Manhattan College All-American discus thrower Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) was back in action at the European Team Championships 1st League on Sunday. Representing Ireland in the continental team competition, Quirke finished 11th in the discus with a toss of 52.05 meters (170 feet, 9¼ inches).

Colin Quirke Named Second Team All-American Jun 13, 2011

Junior Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) of the Manhattan College men's track & field has been awarded Second Team All-America honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Quirke placed 15th in the discus throw at last weekend's NCAA Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Quirke Finishes 15th In Discus Throw NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2011

The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships got underway at Drake University's Drake Stadium on Wednesday night, and Manhattan College junior Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) was in action in the final of the men's discus throw. Quirke finished 15th out of 24 competitors in the event with a toss of 53.62 meters (175 feet, 11 inches).

Manhattan College Hall of Famer Joe Schatzle Passes Away Jun 6, 2011

Former Manhattan College track & field captain Joe Schatzle '53, who still holds three school records and was inducted into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, passed away on Saturday after a long illness. He was 79.

Three Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team Jun 2, 2011

The Capital One Academic All-District men's and women's track & field/cross country teams were announced on Thursday, and three Manhattan College student-athletes were recognized for their work in the classroom. Senior Jackie Hargrove (Vienna, Va.) was named to the women's squad, while juniors Albert Johnson III (Painted Post, N.Y.) and Tobias Lundgren (Alta, Sweden) were selected on the men's side. All three now move on to the national ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America Team.

Colin Quirke Qualifies for NCAA Championships May 29, 2011

Manhattan College junior Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) qualified for the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a seventh-place finish in the discus throw at the NCAA East Regional from Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on Saturday evening. Quirke moved on to the National Championships with a personal-best toss of 55.25 meters (181 feet, three inches).

Olsson Places 19th at NCAA East Regional Championships May 26, 2011

NCAA East Regional Outdoor Track & Field Championships got underway at Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on Thursday afternoon, and Manhattan College's Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) competed in the women's long jump.

Two Jaspers Headed to NCAA East Regional Championships May 25, 2011

The first round of the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the East Regional, will be held this weekend at Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. Two Manhattan College athletes have qualified for the competition. Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) will compete in the women's long jump, while Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) qualified in the men's discus. Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) also qualified in the men's pole vault, but will not compete due to injury.

McGovern, Quirke Selected to Represent Ireland May 24, 2011

Sophomore Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) and junior Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) of the Manhattan College men's track & field team have both been selected to represent Ireland at an upcoming European Cup meet in Turkey. McGovern will compete in the pole vault, while Quirke was chosen in the discus throw.

Manhattan Concludes Competition at ECAC/IC4A Championships May 15, 2011

A day after taking fourth in the discus throw, Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) of the Manhattan College men's track & field team secured fifth place in the shot put at the IC4A Outdoor Championships from Princeton University's Weaver Stadium on Sunday afternoon. One of three Jaspers competing in the event, Quirke collected four team points with a toss of 16.37 meters (53 feet, 8½ inches).

Quirke Takes Fourth In Discus at IC4A Championships May 14, 2011

Manhattan College's Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) captured fourth place in the discus throw at the IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championships from Princeton University's Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Quirke collected five team points with his toss of 51.62 meters (169 feet, four inches). Overall, the Jaspers are in 12th place in the team standings with 9.5 points after two days of competition.

Manhattan Men, Women Finish Second at MAAC Championships May 8, 2011

Both trailing after the first day of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Championships, the Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams battled back into contention on day two at the Rider University Track & Field Complex on Sunday afternoon. However, there was just too much ground to make up, as the men and women both finished second overall. Rider took the men's title, while Saint Peter's edged Manhattan by 25 points for the women's crown.

Men, Women Both Second After Day One of MAAC Championships May 8, 2011

The Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams are both in second place, but within striking distance, after the first day of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Championships from the Rider University Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Jasper men trail Rider 78-57, while the Manhattan women's team is 10 points behind Saint Peter's, 62-52.

Manhattan Men, Women Look to Repeat at MAAC Outdoor Championships May 6, 2011

The Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams aren't accustomed to being the underdogs at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Championships. Yet that's the position both squads find themselves in entering this year's event. The Manhattan men, who won the indoor title, are seeded second behind host Rider, while Saint Peter's is the favorite on the women's side. But the Jaspers are the defending champions (for both the men and women) and aren't prepared to hand over their titles. That defense begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday and continues at 11 a.m. on Sunday from the Rider Track & Field Complex.

Olsson Earns MAAC Performer of the Week Honors May 3, 2011

Freshman Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) of the Manhattan College women's track & field team has been selected Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week, the conference office announced today. Olsson won the bronze medal in the women's long jump Championship of America at the 117th edition of the historic Penn Relays last Thursday.

Four ECAC/IC4A Qualifiers Highlight Lion Invitational May 1, 2011

In its final tune-up before next weekend's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, the Manhattan College track & field team looked ready. Four athletes qualified for the ECAC/IC4A Championships, including two NCAA East Regional qualifiers, and numerous personal bests fell at the Lions Invitational on the campus of the College of New Jersey on a picture perfect Saturday afternoon.

Ewald Competes In Two Events at Penn Relays Apr 29, 2011

On Day Two of the 117th Penn Relays at Franklin Field, Manhattan College's Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) competed in two events on Friday. Ewald took part in the Eastern section of the men's shot put, then was joined by Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.) in the men's college discus.

Malin Olsson Wins Bronze Medal In Long Jump at Penn Relays Apr 28, 2011

Manhattan College's Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) won the bronze medal in the women's college long jump Championship of America at the 117th edition of the historic Penn Relays from Franklin Field on Thursday afternoon. Olsson moved from sixth place to third on her final attempt, a personal-best 6.12 meters (20 feet, one inch).

Andrea Nyback Named MAAC Performer of the Week Apr 19, 2011

After her record-breaking performance at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships over the weekend, sophomore Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden) of the Manhattan College women's track & field team has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week. Nyback won the heptathlon with 4856 points, breaking the 13-year-old school record in the event.

Nyback Sets School Record In Heptathlon at Metropolitan Championships Apr 18, 2011

Despite the high winds and heavy rains creating miserable conditions, several members of the Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams were able to turn in impressive performances at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships at Rutgers University's Bauer Track & Field Complex. The highlight of the meet was the school record in the heptathlon by Andrea Nyback (Koping, Sweden). Nyback finished with 4856 points to win the competition and qualify for the ECAC Championships.

Megan Tice Earns MAAC Performer of the Week Honors Apr 11, 2011

A member of the Manhattan College women's track & field team has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week for the third straight week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Senior Megan Tice (Hyde Park, N.Y.) was selected after winning the high jump at the FDU Track Classic on Saturday.

Roman Ewald Wins Three Events at FDU Track Classic Apr 10, 2011

Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) won three different events, qualifying for the IC4A Championships in each, to lead the Manhattan College men's track & field team to a first-place finish at the FDU Track Classic at the Palisades Park Sports Plex. The Manhattan women's squad placed second in the team standings.

Cara Rostant Named MAAC Performer of the Week Apr 5, 2011

For the second straight week to open the outdoor season, Manhattan College sophomore sprinter Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Women's Track & Field Performer of the Week.

Rostant, Olsson Win Events at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 3, 2011

After competing in cold, wet and windy conditions last week at Army, the Manhattan College outdoor track & field team returned to action on an absolutely perfect spring afternoon at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium on Saturday. The meet was highlighted by a pair of first-place finishes on the women's side. Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) led a 1-2 finish for the Lady Jaspers in the 400 meters, and Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) won the long jump.

Rostant, McGovern Claim MAAC Weekly Honors Mar 29, 2011

Manhattan College's Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) and Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) were awarded the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performer of the Week honors of the outdoor track & field season, the conference office announced on Tuesday. McGovern and Rostant both posted ECAC/IC4A qualifying marks at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State on March 19.

Manhattan Competes at Dick Shea Open Mar 27, 2011

Several members of the Manhattan College outdoor track & field team overcame the cold and windy conditions at Army's Shea Stadium to post impressive performances at the Dick Shea Open on Saturday afternoon.

ECAC/IC4A Qualifiers Highlight First Meet of Outdoor Season Mar 20, 2011

Manhattan College's outdoor track & field season officially got underway on Friday and Saturday, as the Jaspers made their annual trip to Arizona for the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State's Sun Angel Stadium. The meet was highlighted by seven ECAC/IC4A qualifying performances, including two each by Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) and Colin Quirke (Los Gatos, Calif.).

Siljeback-Larsen Claims Silver Medal In Heptathlon Mar 6, 2011

Felix Siljeback-Larsen (Vasteras, Sweden) of the Manhattan College men's track & field team captured the silver medal in the heptathlon at the IC4A Championships from Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Sunday. Siljeback-Larsen, whose personal-record score of 5402 points was the third best total in school history, finished just 61 points out of first.

McGovern Sets School Pole Vault Record at IC4A Championships Mar 5, 2011

At the IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championships at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Saturday, Manhattan College's Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) set a new school record of 5.15 meters (16 feet, 10¾ inches) to win the gold medal in the pole vault. With the jump, which was also a new Irish national indoor record, McGovern continued a streak of 25 consecutive years in which at least one Manhattan athlete has won an IC4A Championship.

Jake Freeman Claims Second National Title Feb 27, 2011

At the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships from the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday, former Manhattan College track & field star Jake Freeman won the weight throw competition to capture his second career national title. Freeman is the reigning National Champion outdoors in the hammer throw.

Rojeras Qualifies for IC4A Championships In 1000 Meters Feb 26, 2011

With the ECAC/IC4A Championships just a week away, this weekend marked the last chance for athletes to post qualifying marks. Mikael Rojeras (Sala, Sweden) of the Manhattan College men's track & field team did just that on Friday night, posting a time of 2:25.94 in the 1000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Challenge from the Armory Track & Field Center. Running the event for the first time, Rojeras captured second place.

Manhattan Men Defend MAAC Indoor Title, Women Take Second Feb 19, 2011

The Manhattan College men's track & field team has never lost the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) indoor title. And despite coming into the meet as underdogs, the Jaspers weren't about to let that change this year. Manhattan posted a narrow 141-136 victory over Rider at the Armory Track & Field Center on Friday night to win its 15th consecutive MAAC indoor championship. The Manhattan women's team finished second, 13 points behind MAAC champion Saint Peter's.

Manhattan Looks to Defend MAAC Men's & Women's Indoor Championships Feb 17, 2011

The Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams both enter the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Indoor Championships as the defending champions. With challenges expected from the Rider men and Saint Peter's women, Manhattan enters Friday night's meet looking to repeat. The competition gets underway at 5 p.m. from the Armory Track & Field Center.

Manhattan Men Recognized for Academic Success by USTFCCCA Feb 17, 2011

One day after the Manhattan College women's cross country team was recognized for its success in the classroom by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the men's squad received the same honor. The Jaspers, who placed three runners on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic Team, had a team GPA of 3.24 during the fall semester, making them one of 152 squads selected as Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams.

Manhattan Women Selected as USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Feb 16, 2011

The Manhattan College women's cross country team is among 192 squads that have been recognized as 2010 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USFTCCCA). The Lady Jaspers posted a team GPA of 3.24 during the fall semester.

Olsson Recognized as MAAC Performer of the Week Feb 15, 2011

Manhattan College freshman Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Women's Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week for the fourth time this season on Tuesday. Olsson broke her own school record in the long jump at last Wednesday's Manhattan Invitational.

McGovern Earns Silver Medal In Pole Vault at St. Valentine Invitational Feb 12, 2011

The men took center stage on day two of the St. Valentine Invitational from Boston University's Track & Tennis Center. Among the highlights for Manhattan College were Brian McGovern's (Yonkers, N.Y.) silver medal in the pole vault and a fifth-place showing by Felix Siljeback-Larsen (Vasteras, Sweden) in the high jump.

Malin Olsson Shatters School Record In Long Jump Feb 9, 2011

Malin Olsson (Malmo, Sweden) of the Manhattan College women's track & field team had quite an afternoon at Draddy Gymnasium on Wednesday. On her fifth effort in the long jump competition, Olsson broke her own school record with a leap of 6.14 meters (20 feet, 1½ inches), becoming the first Manhattan woman ever to jump 20 feet indoors. Then on her final attempt, Olsson shattered that mark, jumping 6.24 m (20'5¾). Her record leap was the highlight of the Manhattan College Invitational, the Jaspers' annual tri-meet with Fordham and Southern Connecticut State.

Sprinters Shine at Giegengack Invitational Feb 5, 2011

Cara Rostant (Valley Stream, N.Y.) had a pair of first-place finishes to lead the Manhattan College track & field team at the Giegengack Invitational at Yale University's Coxe Cage on Saturday. Rostant won the 200 meters in a personal-best and ECAC-qualifying time of 24.88 seconds. She also ran the anchor leg on Manhattan's victorious 4 x 400 meter relay squad.

Jaspers Celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Record Feb 3, 2011

Thursday, Feb. 3 marks the 50th anniversary of the Manhattan College track & field team setting a world record in the two-mile relay. The squad of John Corry (1:55.1), Kyle Courtney (1:54.2), Larry St. Clair (1:51.8) and Artie Evans (1:51.7) posted a time of 7:32.8 to win the gold medal at the 1961 Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. They broke the 19-year-old world record, which had been held by Seton Hall, by just over one second.

Siljeback-Larsen Leads After Day One of Metropolitan Championships Jan 29, 2011

The Metropolitan Indoor Track & Field Championships got underway with the weight throw and multi-event competitions at Draddy Gymnasium on Friday. Roman Ewald (Olching, Germany) and Kristi Krull (Tallin, Estonia) captured bronze medals on Friday, while Felix Siljeback-Larsen (Vasteras, Sweden) was in the lead after day one of the heptathlon.

Last Day to Bid In Track & Field Team's Online Auction Dec 22, 2010

The Manhattan College track & field team will be auctioning off autographed New York Knicks and Rangers memorabilia at www.gojaspers.com from now until December 22. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit the American Cancer Society.