On  Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2001 the men's and women's track and field teams from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY continued their dominance of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference indoor tarck and field championships as they swept the competition for the sixth time in the eight-year history of the championship, and the five consecutive MAAC title for the school.

        The Lady Jaspers came off with 172 points to just 118 for Rider. Canisius took third place with 70 points.  Senior Cheryl Dreschsel from Port Jefferson Station, NY led the Lady J's, winning the Women's Meet Most Outstanding Performer award for her wins in three events: the 55-meter hurdles (8.54 seconds); long jump (5.34 meters-17 feet, 6 1/4 inches) and  a MAAC record-tieing high jump of 1.73 meters (5 feet, 8 inches). Another Manhattan senior lady, Nakisha Leon of Passaic, NJ took the 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 16.03 meters (52 feet, 7 1/4 inches) and she also won the shot put at 12.99 meters (42 feet, 7 1/2 inches). Sophomore Stephanie Allen from Levittown, PA  also claimed two titles for the Lady Jaspers, taking the 200 (26.35) and the 400 (26.35-sic). Jenny Zehr of Prospect Heights, IL won the mile run in 5 minutes, 16.0 seconds.

          (SOURCE:  Report, TRACK AND FIELD SWEEPS MAAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS  Men's and Women's Teams Win for Fifth Consecutive Year-- at http://www.manhattan.edu/athletics/news/news.html  for February 18, 2001)