Monmouth Selected as Favorites in Both MAAC Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field Preseason C
EDISON, NJ - Monmouth University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams were selected as preseason favorites by the league’s head coaches’ heading into the 2018-19 season. Monmouth University claimed the 2018 MAAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championship, after it totaled 260 points over the course of the two-day championship. The Hawks have won four of the five MAAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championship since they entered the league in 2013-14. Monmouth’s 260 points are the most it has ever totaled at the MAAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championship. Monmouth received 63 total points and seven first-place votes. Rider University, earned 55 total points and one first place vote. Manhattan College rounded out the top three with 46 points in the poll. Iona College trailed the Jaspers with 44 points, followed by Siena College in fifth with 30 points. Canisius College was tabbed sixth with 19 points, Marist College followed in seventh with 18 points, and eighth is Saint Peter’s with 13. The Monmouth women compiled 232 points last season en-route to their fifth straight MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championship, the most points by a women’s team since Manhattan College recorded 278.5 points in 2008. The Hawks’ 232-point total are the most that they have tallied in the MAAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship. Monmouth received 78 points and seven first-place votes. The Hawks were followed by Rider, who received 70 total points and one first-place vote. Quinnipiac (63 points) was selected third with, while Manhattan (58) placed fourth. Iona received 46 points, which placed them ahead of Marist who received 37 points in sixth. Siena (25) was picked seventh while Canisius and Saint Peter’s rounded out the poll with 18 and 12 points respectively.