ARLINGTON, Va. - It was announced recently that Marymount's track and field program has been accepted into the All Atlantic Region Track and Field Championship (AARTFC) for the upcoming 2023 outdoor season, per head coach Jon Morrow.
"This reflects the growing competitiveness of our team," Morrow said of the acceptance.
Per the AARTFC website, the organization "aims to foster and maintain intercollegiate competition in men's and women's track & field within the Atlantic Region that would promote a high level of sportsmanship and friendly relationships among its members."
"The AARTFC has come a long way in creating a highly competitive meet with a championship that's going to help us continue to grow as a program," Morrow said.
The Saints had a strong showing in the 2022 season, collecting nine total Atlantic East All-Conference first team finishers as well as five Second Team All-Conference finishes in the championship meet.
In the 2022 season, MU competed on the regional level at the ECAC Division III Championship held at Southern Connecticut State University. The men's team placed third out of 11 teams with the women's side, Deziree Conklin-Boone picked up first-place finishes in the 100m and 400m hurdles, respectively. Samantha Healy picked up top finishes in the throws events, highlighted by a second-place mark in the hammer throw.
A full schedule for the Saints' track & field program will be released closer to the start of the season, with full information on the AARTFC outdoor Championships for the 2023 outdoor season.
For more information on the AARTFC and its member institutions, click here.