Meet Recap: 2022 NJCAA DIII Outdoor T&F Championships

Champions were crowned at the 2022 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships! The meet was held at the Hudson Valley Outdoor Athletic Complex in Troy, New York.

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The College of DuPage (Ill.) swept the men’s and women’s team crowns, repeating their sweep of 2021. The Chaps won the men’s title by 22.5 points over Mineral Area (Mo.) with 118.5 points and the women’s title by 27 points over Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC with 138 points.

2022 NJCAA DIII Outdoor T&F Championships – Final Standings

Men’s Team
Points
 
Women’s Team
Points
College of DuPage (Ill.)
118.5
 
College of DuPage (Ill.)
138
Mineral Area (Mo.)
96
 
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC
111
Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC
76
 
Mineral Area (Mo.)
 
90
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC
65
 
Harper (Ill.)
88
Thaddeus Stevens (Pa.)
54
 
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
80

Keep reading below to find out more about everything that transpired.

Men’s Recap

The Chaps got two wins from Josh Rivers, taking the high jump (1.98m/6-6) and long jump (7.17m/23-6¼) on Friday. DuPage went 1-2-4 in the long jump. Rivers was also third in the 200.

Another double winner in the meet was Hunter Cary of Mineral Area (Mo.), who won the decathlon (5045) and 110 hurdles (15.36). He was an unfortunate DNF in the 400 hurdles.

DuPage scored in 16 of the meet’s 22 events. 

The Chaps’ Diego Villalobos earned ironman honors, scoring in four events. He was runner-up in the long jump, third in the triple jump, fourth in the 100 and anchored the runner-up 4×100 foursome.

Women’s Recap

DuPage’s women won seven events. Kiara Carter won the 100 (12.40) and 200 (25.88) and ran leadoff on the winning 4×100 team (49.51) plus anchored the victorious 4×400 (4:10.99).

The 4×1 quartet was anchored by Mya Mangan, who won the pole vault (3.12m/10-2¾). 

The Chaps also got two wins from Alexandra Ochab, taking the long jump on Friday (5.35mw/17-6¾w) and Saturday’s 400 (60.97). She also led off the winning 4×400 team.

Kara Knorr of Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC claimed the meet’s most individual victories with three. She won the hammer on Thursday (34.16m/112-1) before Friday’s shot put (11.43m/37-6) and javelin (36.41m/119-5). She set seasonal bests in all three events.