MIRAMAR, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams kick off their 2020 season on Saturday afternoon at the Ansin Sports Complex as hosts to the NSU Sharks Invitational. As the lone official home event at the facility, the Sharks will also honor 11 Shark seniors embarking on their final season representing NSU.
The Sharks led by 12th-year head coach Bryan Hagopian, the meet will open up at 4:00 p.m. with the women’s hammer throw and the running events will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the women’s 4x800m relay. All events will be tracked live on Half-Mile Timing.
Five teams will be competing in the meet, which will run on a rolling schedule. The Sharks’ senior ceremony will take place following the completion of the women’s and men’s 5000m run and prior to the night’s final event, the 4x400m relays.
The Sharks will recognize the following seniors during the ceremony:
Third-year jumper with a major role on the NSU sprint relays since joining the squad in 2017. Originally from Bloomfield, Conn., he will graduate with a degree in Sports Management. Anderson is second all-time on the NSU lists in the long jump with a mark of 6.92 meters, finishing seventh last year and sixth in 2018 at the Peach Belt Championships. He was a member of the 2019 Peach Belt Champion 4×100 relay that earned a provisional national qualification. Was named USTFCCCA All-Region last season.
A three-year cross country leader and distance runner out of Saint Marys, Pa., who has been the consistent cross country top scorer. Bauer earned fourth twice in the 10,000 meter at the Peach Belt Championships and sixth in the 3000 steeplechase twice as well. She holds a 4.0 GPA and is a member of Razor’s Edge Leadership, Farquhar Honors College, President’s 64, Undergraduate Student Government and Alpha Chi Honor Society. She received honors for 2019 Division 2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement and is a four time SSC Commissioner’s Honor Rolle awardee. She will graduate with a degree in Finance with minors in Experiential Leadership, International Business, and Spanish – the next stop for Bauer is law school at either George Mason or Syracuse.
A four-year cross country and distance competitor from Plantation, Fla. A captain on the cross country team, Lacy has taken on the 1500 meter on the track and will graduate with a degree in Business Marketing with plans to continue his education at Trinity University with his Master’s in Behavioral Psychology. He also works with the organization SafePlace 4KIDS, a 24/7 emergency intake center for foster children removed from their homes.
He is entering his second season as a thrower out of Medford, Ore. and will graduate early with a degree in Sports Management. He is a member of Razor’s Edge Shark Cage, earned Peach Belt All-Academic and Division 2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement recognition and is a student assistant in the NSU Athletic Communications office. Moczygemba threw his collegiate best of 34.44 meters in the javelin throw at last year’s Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational.
Starting his second season as a hurdler at NSU after beginning his career at Slippery Rock University. Originally from Milton, Pa., Nieves was the 2019 Peach Belt Champion in the 400 meter hurdles and as part of the 4×100 relay, Peach Belt runner-up in the 110 meter hurdles and was a provisional national qualifier in all three events. Was named USTFCCCA All-Region last season. He also holds the Slippery Rock 60 meter hurdles record and was a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion in the 110 hurdles and the 4×100. Ian will graduate with a degree in Sports Management.
Entering his fourth year as a sprinter out of Gainesville’s Oak Hall High School, Robinson has run the 100, 200 and 400 and was part of 4×100 teams that finished fourth at the Peach Belt Championships in both 2017 and 2018. Jared will graduate with a degree in Legal Studies and plans to pursue law school.
Coming out of Haverstown, Pa., Taddeo ran three seasons of cross country and is in his third season as a distance runner, competing in everything from the 1500 to the 10k. He is also a leader on the NSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – He is the 2019-20 SAAC President and is a two-time SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll awardee. Matt will graduate with a degree in Sociology.
Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Tallman is in her third season as a thrower in all four events. She launched her career-best javelin throw of 31.69 meters to finish sixth at the 2017 Peach Belt Championships, also finishing eighth in the discus and ninth in the shot put to help NSU to the 2017 Conference Title. Katie will graduate with a degree in Athletic Training, and is currently applying for an athletic training residency.
Competing in her fourth season at NSU in pole vault and high jump, since joining the team in 2016 out of Jackson, Mo. Towne has finished fourth twice at the Peach Belt Championships in the pole vault and was third at the 2017 championships to help NSU to the 2017 Peach Belt Title, topping out so far at 10m. Shannon finished her undergraduate degree in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Joined the Sharks as a distance runner prior to the 2016 cross country season, and has run the 1500, 3000 and 5000 on the track. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Will is a double major who will graduate with degrees in Marine Biology and Environmental Science. She plans on continuing her education with either a Master’s or PhD in Deep Sea Benthic Ecology and Taxonomy. She received honors for 2019 Division 2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement and is a four time SSC Commissioner’s Honor Rolle awardee. Morgan is a member of Razor’s Edge Research and is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholar.
Entering her first and only season with the Sharks after starting her career as a sprinter and hurdler at Florida Tech. While in Melbourne, She earned fifth in the PBC 3000m steeplechase and is working on her master’s degree in Marin Science. She is originally from Hutchinson, Kan.
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