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Gloucester County men claim first DIII Outdoor Track & Field crown
 May 10, 2014

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UTICA, N.Y. – Claiming individual titles in five events, Gloucester County (N.J.) won their first NJCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field national championship Saturday.

Sophomore Pat McCurry led the Roadrunners to the title, earning three individual national championships. McCurry took first in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:36.40 and followed up with a 4:06.90 in his 1500-meter run victory. His 16:19.66 time in the 5000-meter run clinched his third title of the week.

Gloucester County’s Marquis Tabb claimed another title for the Roadrunners. The sophomore won the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.64. Sophomore Kyle Kirschner won Gloucester County’s only field championship with a 54.32m throw in the javelin.

Finishing with 113 points, Gloucester County outpaced SUNY-Delhi (N.Y.) who came in second with 106 points. The Broncos swept the top three places in both the high jump and decathlon.

Wendall Williams from Herkimer County (N.Y.) went home with the most hardware. The Generals’ sophomore won four events including – the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, long jump and a share of the 4x100-meter relay crown. Also claiming victory in the 110-meter hurdles and triple jump, Herkimer County won the most events of any team with six championship performances.

Despite the impressive performance, Herkimer County finished in fifth place with 74 points. Suffolk County (N.Y.) finished in third with 97 points, followed by fourth-place Montgomery (Md.) who totaled 78. 

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