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Kearney breaks course record at Sandshark

Beaufort, S.C. – Pacing past the competition Emily Kearney led the Bees at the Sand Shark Invitational over the weekend. Kearney’s course-record-setting mark of 17:05 was enough for overall first place in a field of 222 runners from across the NAIA. She also was named Appalachian Athletic Conference Runner of the Week. Strong showings from the rest of the team helped push them into 2nd place overall. Junior Maddie Mullenplaced 8th overall in a time of 18:36, and Freshman Katie Gerrard posted 18:39 to take 10th.

It was yet another impressive performance from a Bee’s team currently ranked #9 in the nation in the coaches’ polls. “With thousands of runners running the Sand Shark course over the past years, Emily’s new record is a direct reflection of the dedication and commitment she enforces when it comes to her running,” commented Coach Caldwell.

Team Results:
Emily Kearney (17:05)
Maddie Mullen (8th – 18:36)
Katie Gerrard (10th – 18:39)
Katie Clarke (20th – 19:23)
Kalie Demerjian (21st – 19:25)
Gabrielle Robinson  (72nd – 20:41)
Olivia Babeu (95th – 21:20)
Faith Dickey (165th – 23:34)


Rome, Ga. – Emily Kearney was the overall winner of the Berry Invitational on Saturday with a field of 215 women, leading the team to a 2nd place finish behind hosts Berry. Kearney navigated the 6000M rolling hills on the Berry College campus in a time of 21:40 to finish 79 seconds in front of the number 2 finisher. “I was very happy with the performance of Emily today. She is running really well and it is going to be exciting what she can do in the next month once postseason comes around,” commented Coach Caldwell.

The lady Bees finished 1 point behind host Berry college (55-56) to take second place overall out of 23 scoring universities. The Bees did not run a full squad as they sat two of their top 6 runners out due to injuries. “The ladies that ran today did exactly what we wanted. We used this race as a training run to get us ready for conference in 3 weeks. We will race next week as well but most likely not at full strength,” stated Coach Caldwell.

SCAD Atlanta Overall Rankings (215 total runners)
Emily Kearney 1st
Katie Gerrard 3rd
Kalie Demerjian 7th
Maddie Mullen 10th
Gabrielle Robinson 52nd


Charlotte, N.C. – Sophomore Emily Kearney continued her record-break streak at the Royal Invitational, setting a new school record over the weekend. Kearney, who broke the UNG Invitational course record in her last race was at it again over the weeknd in Charlotte. After setting a school record at this same race one year ago, Emily bettered her previous mark of 17:32 for the 5k to post a new record of 17:07. She did so in a highly competitive field of 220 runners across all divisions of the NCAA as well as the NAIA.

“Emily put in the work over the summer and the result of that work is showing this fall each time she toes the line. She is ultra competitive and a runner the team knows will give it her all from the start to the finish,” commented Coach Caldwell. Emily was not alone, joined by teammates Maddie Mullen and Gabrielle Robinson. “Maddie (18:44) and Gabby (20:53) both ran under their goal that I gave them before the race so I was pleased with their effort and the direction they are headed,” stated Coach Caldwell.

The Bees are currently ranked #9 in the nation in the coaches’ polls and continue the march to defend their Appalachian Athletic Conference title, first captured last year. They will race next at the Berry Invitational on October 14th in Rome, Georgia.


Oakwood, Ga. – Sophomore Emily Kearney put in another stellar performance to lead a surging Bees team to a second place finish at the University of North Georgia Invitational over the weekend. A year ago it was Kearney who set the course record at the same event, posting a 17:59 5K. Emily ran a blistering 17:40 to shatter her own record, taking first place in the process.

“Emily is the total package. She works incredibly hard and is a fierce competitor. You never have to wonder if she is ready to run, she loves to compete and is fearless”, stated Coach Caldwell.

Kearney was not alone in putting together an excellent performance. The Bees dominated the top 5, with Kalie Demerjian taking 3rd overall, and Katie Clarke coming in 4th. Rounding out the scoring for the Bees were Maddie Mullen and Katie Gerrard. “The team ran well as a whole. I think in a few weeks we will be hitting our stride and if we take care of a few unfortunate incidents, we should be where we expect to be”, commented Coach Caldwell. The remaining ladies to cross the line were Olivia BabeuGabrielle Robinson and Faith Dickey.


Oxford, Al. – The SCAD women’s cross country team opened up at the JSU struts where they were the lone NAIA team competing with NCAA D1 and D2 teams. The Bees finished second overall in the women’s white division (non D1 teams) out of 10 teams. Emily Kearney finished 2nd overall in the entire race which included 9 D1 teams such as Georgia Tech and Alabama to name a few. Kearney navigated the 4K course in a time of 14:14.7. Rounding out the top 5 for the Bees were; Katie Clarke (15:13.2), Kalie Demerjian (15:22.6), Olivia Babeu (16:04.5) and Maddie Mullen (16:23.0). The final two Bees to cross the line were Gabrielle Robinson (18:27.7) and Faith Dickey (20:15.4) Katie Gerrard had to pull out of the race due to an injury.

“I was pleased with the way Emily ran today. She put in the work over the summer and as good as she was last year, she looks even stronger in 2017. As for the team, we only had 3 training sessions together before this race and only one was a hard session so the thought process of this race was to go out and get a good hard effort in. With that being said, we were effected with Katie Gerrard not being able to finish as any team would be without a sub 18 min. 5K runner out of their lineup. I am confident if the team can stay healthy we will improve each week,” commented Coach Caldwell. The Bees hit the road again in two weeks to compete at the North Georgia Invitational on 9/16/2017 in Gainesville, Ga.

MRT’s Kearney wins AAC 5000m title

Montreat, N.C. – The SCAD Atlanta outdoor track team competed at the Appalachian Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at host Montreat College over the weekend. It was a successful event for the youthful Bees team, as they had 3 runners make the all-conference team in their respective events.

Leading the way was freshman Emily Kearney who was the overall champion in the women’s 5000M with a time of 17:38.18 – a full 46 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. “I am proud of how Emily ran today as it is difficult to run an entire 5000M solo. She competed the entire way and for that, she has to be commended. The 5000M is our marque event as we are a distance team only so it is nice to have back to back 5000M champions over the past two years”, commented Coach Caldwell.

In the women’s 10000M, Maddie Mullen was a solid third place finisher overall running a 40:38 earning her all-conference honors. On the men’s side, Adrian Monzon and Max Golema were extremely impressive in the 5000M. The two Freshmen placed 3rd and 4th respectively, with Monzon securing a spot on the all-conference team. “I was very pleased to see how Maddie, Adrian and Max ran at this meet. All 3 have put in the work and it showed today”, stated Coach Caldwell.

Rounding out their four year careers at SCAD Atlanta were Ivana Vera and Foon Fu. The two seniors contributed greatly to building the program over their time at SCAD Atlanta, and the strong team showing was a perfect send-off in their final collegiate event.

Emily Kearney will continue with her season at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor National  Track and Field Championships. Having obtained the “A Standard” in the 1500M and the 5000M, Kearney is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in both events and will choose one of the two to contest at the championships. Teammate Maddie Mullen will attempt to join Kearney this weekend as she competes in a half-marathon in an attempt to hit the qualifying mark for the Marathon. All the best to these two ladies and the rest of the team.

Individual Results

Emily Kearney: 5000M 17:38.18 (1) All-Conference – 5000M Champion
Olivia Babeu: 5000M 20:11.66 (9)
Maddie Mullen: 10000M 40:38 (3) All-Conference 10000M
Ivana Vera 1500M 6:48.27 (20), 800M 3:07.99 (24), 1:21.18 (14)
Gabrielle Robinson 1500M 5:36.63 (13), 2:39.00 (14)

Adrian Monzon: 5000M 15:59.53 (3) All-Conference 5000M
Max Golema: 5000M 16:04.96 (4)
Bayete Chinwendu: 1500M 4:53.26 (23), 800M 2:17.52 (17)
Jaylon Smith: 1500M 4:59.87 (26), 800M 2:17.93 (18)
John Ray: 1500M 5:07.43 (27), 800M 2:28.05 (22)
Foon Fu: 1500M 4:29.61 (15)

MRT’s Kearney Top 10 US


Rome, Ga. – The men’s and women’s track team put on an impressive performance this past Friday night under the lights at Berry College. Several of the Bees obtained personal best times or season best efforts. Max Golema and Adrian Monzon put together special efforts as they ran 15:41 and 15:45 respectively in the 5000M. Emily Kearney also continued to run well as she ran a 17:25 5000M and earned a berth to the Outdoor Nationals Championships as her time qualified under the “A Standard”. Kearney now has a top 10 time in the nation in the 1500M and 5000M at the NAIA level. Other notable performances were: Gabrielle Robinson in the 1500 (5:29.83), Olivia Babeu in the 5000M (19:33) and Maddie Mullen who was the first SCAD Atlanta athlete to tackle the 10000M on the track and she did not disappoint as she won the women’s 10000M in a time of 41:06.38.

Berry College Results

Women’s 1500M
Gabrielle Robinson 5:29.83 (Personal Best)
Ivana Vera 6:43.84

Women’s 5000M
Emily Kearney 17:25.04 (School Record)
Olivia Babeu 19:33.13
Kalie Demerjian 19:44.03

Women’s 10000M
Maddie Mullen 41:06.38 (School Record / Personal Best)

Men’s 1500M
Foon Fu 4:38.82
Bayete Chinwendu 4:49.74 (Personal Best)
John Ray 5:00.01
Jaylon Smith 5:02.74

Men’s 5000M 
Max Golema 15:41. 97
Adrian Monzon 15:45.68

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Atlanta, Ga. – The Bees built on their Indoor Track successes with a strong showing at the first outdoor meet of the season. Running at Emory on 3/18, the highlight of the meet was the performance by Emily Kearney. Running in the top seeded heat for the women’s 1500M, Emily absolutely ran away from the field and punched her ticket to Outdoor Nationals with a qualifying time of 4:38 (4:57 mile). Kearney followed that up 90 minutes later with an overall win in the women’s 800 running a time of 2:20. Both these times were all time best performances for Emily. Olivia Babeu also had a strong showing in the women’s 5000M.

The Bees returned back to Emory for the second weekend in row and Kearney put on another show that far surpassed what she did the previous Saturday. Running in the top seeded race of the women’s 1500M, Kearney took the lead early and ran away from the field to run another personal best time of 4:34.84 (4:53 mile) which gives her the “A Standard” in the women’s 1500M outdoor national championships. Sixty minutes later, Kearney followed that up with another personal best in the women’s 800M race in a time of 2:17.98. Other notable performances on the day were Bayete Chinwendu running 2:13.05 in the men’s 800M race, Adrian Monzon‘s 16:27.61 in the men’s 5000M and John Ray‘s 4:58.70 in the men’s 1500M race.

SCAD Atlanta Individual Results

Runner                       3/18/17          3/25/17

Emily Kearney 
1500M                        4:38.08          4:34.84
800M                          2:21. 46         2:17.98