Sharks Set Record at UNF Meet

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks men’s and women’s track teams traveled to race at the North Florida Collegiate Invitational meet on Friday night. NSU competed against several programs, including Florida State, Jacksonville, Central Florida, Coastal Carolina, Miami and Florida Atlantic. Nova Southeastern raced in the 1500, 3000 steeplechase, and 5-kilometer. 

INSIDE THE MEET 

  • Eden Toal and Maya Espinosa were neck and neck with each other in the 1500, as the teammates placed 17th and 18th respectively. Toal finished with a time of 4:49.31, narrowly edging Espinosa (4:49.34).  

  • Ivanova Yanes earned a top-three finish in the 3000 steeplechase, finishing in 10:58.83. Yanes placed ahead of runners from Miami, Central Florida and Florida Atlantic in the competition. Yanes set a new program record in the race, breaking a nine-year record for NSU (11:01.69)

  • Aaron Weimer placed within the top-10 in the men’s steeplechase, finishing with a time of just over ten minutes (10:00.47).  

    RESULTS

UPCOMING 

The Sharks will take another trip to Cleveland, TN., to race at Lee University on Sat., May 14.  

To stay up-to-date on Sharks Track, follow on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_XCTF and visit the schedule page.  

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Sharks Race At SSC Invitational

TAMPA, FL. – Nova Southeastern’s Men’s and Women’s Track teams competed at the Sunshine State Conference Invitational, hosted by Tampa, on Saturday afternoon. NSU competed in the 1500, 5K and 800 meter runs.  

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Ivanova Yanes was the top Shark to finish in the 1500 meter run, placing fourth overall with a time of 4:46.54. 

  • Eden Toal came in seventh place, just a few seconds behind Yanes, completing the run in 4:50.45. 

  • Maya Espinosa (14th/4:53.85) and Corinne Renshaw (19th/4:59.69) were the remaining top-20 placers for Nova Southeastern. 

  • On the men’s side, Trey May placed 16th overall (4:13.47) 

  • Kamila Soja (6th/19:16.79) and Lia Smerina (20:15.51) were top-10 finishers for the Sharks in the 5K. 

  • Aaron Weimer nearly won the men’s 5K, finishing in 15:20.45, less than one second off the leader’s pace.  

  • Tessa Grotzinger placed 17th in the women’s 800. With a time of 2:42.10. Grotzinger’s splits were 1:16.72/1:25.39 

  • Holden Decker finished 17th in the 800m, with a time of 2:03.15. Decker’s splits for the race were 59.29/1:03.87 

    RESULTS

UPCOMING 

The Sharks will compete in Jacksonville, FL., at North Florida on Friday, April 29.  

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Sharks Split-up, Compete at Dual Events

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks men’s and women’s track teams competed in two separate events on Saturday evening, as Ivanova Yanes, Kamila Soja, Maya Espinosa and Aaron Weimer represented NSU at the Flames Invitational in Cleveland, TN., while the rest of the teams competed at the Hurricanes Alumni Invitational in Coral Gables, Fla. 

FLAMES INVITATIONAL 

Ivanova Yanes continues to star for the Sharks, placing fifth overall in the 3000-meter steeplechase, with a time of 11:07.56. Soja and Espinosa also added top-15 finishes for NSU, as Soja placed 13th (11:53.95) and Espinosa came in 14th (11:54.64). In the men’s race, Weimer placed 27th with a time of 9:47.98.  

HURRICANES INVITATIONAL 

Isabella Aristizabal was the top finisher for the Sharks in the 1500m, placing 10th in 5:11.08. Julie Bruggner (11th/5:19.42), Corinne Renshaw (12/5:21.60), Kiely Curran (13/5:23.05), Caitlyn Rogers (14/5:24.29) and Lia Smerina (16/5:36.36) all placed within the top-20 of the race for NSU.  

Michael May and Haydon Patrick both finished in the top-20 for the Sharks, placing 18th and 19th respectively.  

Grace Moriarty was the first Shark to complete the 800m race, finishing in 2:44.00 and narrowly edging out teammate Lauren Breski (2:45.86). Lucas Mardis, Holden Decker, and Cote Strike all finished within the top-25 in the final race of the day for NSU, with Mardis placing 22nd (2:06.41).  

UPCOMING 

The Sharks are back in action from Tampa on Saturday, April 23.  

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Sharks Race at Flames Invitational

CLEVELAND, TN. – The Sharks competed on day one of the Flames Invitational, hosted by Lee University. NSU competed in the 1500 and 5000 meter races on Friday evening. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

Ivanova Yanes placed 28th, in a field of 74, in the 1500, completing the race in 4:51.01. Eden Toal finished the 5000-meter run in 18:29.55, narrowly missing a top-50 finish. Joseph Salerno and Adrien Zambaux both represented Nova Southeastern in the men’s 5000. Salerno completed his run in 15:38.89, while Zambaux finished in 16:12.62. 

RESULTS

UPCOMING 

NSU continues competition at the Flames Invitational on Sat., April 9, as Aaron Weimer, Maya Espinosa, Kamila Soja, and Ivanona Yanes run in the 3000 meter steeplechase. The Sharks will also compete at the Hurricanes Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Coral Gables, Fla.  

To stay up-to-date on Sharks Track and Field, follow along on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_XCTF.  

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NSU Races at Spikes Classic

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Men’s and Women’s track programs competed at the Spikes Classic, hosted by Embry-Riddle on Friday afternoon. NSU raced in the 1500, the women’s 4 x 800 relay and the 5000 meters.  

INSIDE THE MEET 

LOCATION: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Spruce Creek Track 

EVENTS: 1500, Women’s 4×800, 5000-meters 

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HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Julie Bruggner was the first Shark to finish in the 1500, posting a time of 5:13.38. Shortly after Bruggner finished, Caitlyn Rogers crossed the finish line for NSU with a time of 5:15.73. 

  • Lauren Breski and Tessa Grotzinger added top-50 finishes for Nova Southeastern, with time of 5:33.25 and 5:34.92, respectively.  

  • Aaron Weimer completed the 1500 with a time of 4:11.50 and was the first Shark to finish the race. Trey May placed 39th with a time of 4:14.50 

  • The relay team of Maya Espinosa, Christina Adams, Kamila Soja, and Ivanova Yanes placed second overall in the 4×800 relay with a time of 9:55.41, which set a new program record. 

  • Ivanova Yanes added a top-10 finish for NSU in the 5000-meter, placing ninth overall with a time of 18:39.  

  • Eden Toal just missed on a second top-10 finish for the Sharks, placing 12th in 19:06.99. 

  • Joseph Salerno recorded a top-5 finish in the 5000-meter for NSU, placing fourth with a time of 15:17.88. 

  • Adrien Zambaux also placed in the top-10 for the Sharks, finishing with a time of 15:27.11 and placing seventh.  

UPCOMING 

The Sharks will be competing in a pair of events on Friday, April 8, splitting the team with Sharks traveling to both Cleveland, TN., and Coral Gables, Fla., to compete at Lee (TN.) and Miami.  

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NSU Competes at Hurricanes Invitational

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Track team traveled to Coral Gables to compete against Division I competition at the Miami Hurricanes Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Sharks raced against Miami, Florida International, South Florida, and Lynn, among others.  

MEET HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Ivanova Yanes placed with in the women’s 1500 (4:43.67), finishing just 13-seconds off the leaders pace. Yanes was the top Division II finisher and was joined in the top-10 by Eden Toal (8th/4:50.18). 

  • Adrien Zambaux narrowly missed a top-10 finish in the men’s 1500, completing the race in 4:10.09. 

  • Nova Southeastern dominated the women’s 800, having seven runners place within the top-10. Maya Espinosa paced the Sharks with a third place finish (2:25.36), and was followed by Tessa Grotzinger (2:41.93).  

  • Grace Moriarty (6th/2:46.79), Camille Remillard (7th/2:48.78), Sara Sonnak (8th/2:52.22), Lauren Breski (9th/2:53.59), and Hilary Moreno-Rosales (10th/2:55.48) rounded out the top-10 for Nova Southeastern. 

  • On the men’s side, Joseph Salerno added a ninth-place finish for the Sharks, with a time of 2:03.81. 

RESULTS 
UPCOMING 

Nova Southeastern will now prepare for the Spikes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Friday, April 1.  

To stay up-to-date on the Sharks, be sure to follow on instagram and twitter at NSU_XCTF. 

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Sharks Track Celebrates Senior Day

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Battling more than just the competition in a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Track team hosted their second meet of the season from the Ansin Sports Complex. Before the meet, NSU Athletics honored seniors Isabella Aristizabal, Ashley Holt, Cormac Gilmore, Cote Strike, Andrew Swanson and Aaron Weimer.  

INSIDE THE MEET 

COMPETING PROGRAMS: St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.), Palm Beach Atlantic, St. Thomas, Keiser, Webber International, Drake, Fort Lauderdale 

LOCATION: Miramar, Fla. | Ansin Sports Complex 

EVENTS: 1500, 800, and 3000 steeplechase 

GET SOCIAL: Instagram & Twitter – NSU_XCTF 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Eden Toal and Christina Adams placed first and second in the 1500, respectively. Toal completed the race in 4:53. 37, while Adams finished in 5:03.68. 

  • On the men’s side, Adrien Zambaux and Joseph Salerno both added top-six finishes for Nova Southeastern. Zambaux finished in 4:10.99, while Salerno came in sixth place with a time of 4:14.22. 

  • Tessa Grotzinger added a 14th place finish for the Sharks in the 800, completing the track in 2:41.35. 

  • Cote Strike placed ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:08.39. 

  • Ivanova Yanes earned a victory in the steeplechase for NSU, finishing in 11:18. Kamila Soja (3rd/11:48) and Maya Espinosa (4th/12:10) both placed in the top-five for Nova Southeastern. 

RESULTS

UPCOMING 

The Sharks will compete at the Hurricanes Invitational beginning on Friday, March 18, in Coral Gables, Fla. 

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Sharks Race at Tampa Invitational

TAMPA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field team competed in their second meet of the 2022 season on Friday evening at the Tampa Track Invitational. The Sharks raced in the 800m and 5-kilometer race. 

During the womens 5K, Ivanova Yanes placed fourth with a time of 17:53.14. Maya Espinosa was the only other Shark to place within the top-25, finishing 22nd with a time of 18:34.50. 

On the mens side, Joseph Salerno finished RBs 5K in under 15 mins, placing 11th, with a time of 14:59.81. Aaron Weimer finished the race in 34th, with a time of 15:36.96. 

Lauren Breski (2:46.07), Grace Moriarty (2:46.56), Sara Sonnak (2:53.94), and Hilary Moreno-Rosales (2:58.46) all finished the 800m in under three minutes for Nova Southeastern. 

UPCOMING

The Sharks will host their 2022 senior day from the Ansin Sports complex on Tuesday, March 15. Senior Day festivities are set to begin at 2 p.m.

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Sharks Start Track Season with Solid Performance

MIRAMAR, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Track & Field team began its 2022 season on Saturday evening from the Ansin Sports Complex. The Sharks competed against Florida Tech, Lynn, Embry-Riddle, St. Thomas (Fla.), and Florida College.  

It was a tremendous start to our season, we had Aaron Weimer, Ivanova Yanes and Eden Toal setting numerous records,” said Head Coach Bryan Hagopian. “We started our season with a win, busting the ‘rust off our spikes’ and we’re ready to rock-and-roll. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for our team.” 

Christina Adams was the first Shark to finish, placing second, in the 1500. Adams completed the race with a time of 5:11.32. Julie Bruggner (5th/5:23.61), Leah Marville (6th/5:24.42), Caitlyn Rogers (7th/5:24.91) and Taylar Sherman (10th/5:44.12) all added top-10 finishes for Nova Southeastern.  

In the 800-run, Tessa Grotzinger (6th/2:41.26) and Lauren Breski (9/2:51.54) earned top-10 finishes for Nova Southeastern. Holden Decker placed sixth in men’s 800-run with a time of 2:02.87.  

The Sharks absolutely dominated the 3000, with Ivanova Yanes taking the victory in 10:33.72. Following behind the two-time Sunshine State Conference First-Teamer was Eden Toal (10:36.67), Kamila Soja (3rd/10:44/15), and Corinne Renshaw (4th/10:49.74). Maya Espinosa (fifth), Isabella Aristizabal (sixth), and Lia Smerina (tenth) also raced well in the 3000-meter.  

Aaron Weimer and Joseph Salerno placed first and second, respectively in the 3000-run on the men’s side, with Weimer finishing in 8:46.31 and Salerno placing in second with a time of 8:48.98.  

The Sharks will next compete at the Tampa Invitational on Fri., March 4, in Tampa, Fla.  

RESULTS

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Hagopian Preparing Sharks for 2022 Track Season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Bryan Hagopian leads the Nova Southeastern Sharks Track and Field team into the 2022 campaign. Last season, NSU finished sixth in the Peach Belt Conference Championship.  

“We are excited about this season’s schedule and the opportunity to travel and compete against teams from across the country,” said Hagopian. “We have tremendous competition at these meets, that will push our student-athletes to be their best. I believe that a successful track season will set us up for an incredible Fall semester Cross-Country schedule.” 

The Sharks start their season by hosting the Ansin Invitational on Feb. 19, from the Ansin Track & Field Complex. NSU will then travel to Tampa to compete in the Tampa Track Invitational on Mar. 4. Following the Tampa meet, Nova Southeastern hosts the Ansin Spring Break Invitational on 3/15. The Sharks close month of March at the Hurricanes Invitational, hosted by Miami, on 3/18.  

In April, NSU will compete in five events, beginning on Apr. 1, at Embry-Riddle as NSU participates in Spikes Classic. Nova Southeastern will then have two separate meets on 4/8-9, traveling to both Lee (TN.) and Miami. The Sharks head to Tampa on 4/23 before also racing at North Florida on Apr. 29.  

The 2022 regular season concludes in Cleveland, TN., with NSU making its second trip to compete at Lee. The NCAA National Championship is scheduled for May 26-28 at Grand Valley in Grand Valley, MI.  

To stay up-to-date on Sharks Track & Field, follow on Instagram and Twitter at NSU_XCTF.  

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