The Muhlenberg mens track and field team enjoyed great success from
2001 to 2003, finishing in the top three in every Centennial Conference
meet and crowning three All-Americans. In 2004, it was the womens
turn to shine.
The Mule women scored their best finish ever at the CC Outdoor
Championships, coming in
fourth (just five points out of third). They also placed fourth indoors
(3.5 points from third) for their best finish in 10 years. The women had
their first two two-event champions, their first CC Most Outstanding
Performer and their second NCAA Championships competitor.
Diana Garretto, who finished seventh in the 800 meters,
was the only Mule senior to score points in an individual event at the CC
The men didnt do too shabby for themselves. They were third indoors
landing in the top three for the fourth year in a row and
fifth outdoors. The men also had an outdoor NCAA qualifier.
Leading the charge for the women were freshman Jacquelyn Inverso indoors
and sophomore Danielle Seiler outdoors. Inverso was named Most Outstanding
Performer for field events at the CC Indoor Championships after winning
the triple and high jumps and coming in second in the long jump. An NCAA
provisional qualifier in the triple jump, in which she set the school
record both indoors and outdoors, she was Muhlenberg's first female to win
two events at a conference championship meet.
Seiler duplicated that feat outdoors, capturing the 400 meters and the
400-meter hurdles, breaking school records in both events. She was invited
to the NCAA Championships in the hurdles and finished 17th.
The Mules third gold medalist was freshman Sarah Mitchell, who had an
outstanding spring season throwing the javelin. She broke the school
record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Other top performers for the women included sophomore Karen Mount, who
contributed to six
school records (two individual and one relay both indoors and outdoors),
freshman Rachel Drosdick, who broke the school record in the heptathlon,
and junior Kristin Boydston, who placed in all three throws at the CC
Senior Joshua Boyer placed in all three jumps outdoors
and two of the three indoors. His best finish was third, indoors in the
triple and outdoors in the high. For his career, Boyer placed 18 times in
the jumps at the CC meets.
The men were again led by junior John Brodowski, who shook off injuries to
qualify for the NCAA Championships in the decathlon for the second year in
a row. He came in 14th. Brodowski earned his third career CC gold medal
when he won the high jump outdoors, and he placed in the top three in
three indoor events.
Senior Randy Holak erased three near-misses by taking first place in the
javelin at the CC meet. The three previous years, he finished second twice
and third once.
Muhlenberg was strong in the shot put all year, placing three in the top
four indoors and four in the top eight outdoors at the CC championships.
Indoors, senior Frank Santini won the silver medal at the CC meet and
broke a 29-year-old school record a week later at Ursinus.
Freshman Lex Mercado was the top newcomer for the Mule mens team,
finishing second in the 800, fourth in the 400 and in the top five on
three relay teams indoors.