It was another big weekend for the Colby men's and women's track and field teams, as both traveled to Cambridge, Mass. for a meet at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There were several notable individual performances, including multiple victories on both teams, leading to positive results and a successful meet for both teams. <br /><br />
The women earned victories through the efforts of Kelley Foster '12, who won the discus throw with a toss of 125 feet 10 inches, and Danielle Sheppard '11, who won the high jump for the second consecutive week, with a leap of 5 feet 5 inches, 4 inches higher than her closest competitor. The team was very close to more victories, with four Colby athletes earning second places in their events: Emma Linhard '11 in the 1500 meter, Berol Dewdney '13 in the 3000 meter steeplechase, Brittany Bell '13 in the long jump and Tory Gray '11 in the javelin. Jordan Schoonover '11 added thirds in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump, and triple jump, while Heather MacDonald '10, Beth Bartley '10, Bell and Linhard also brought home thirds. The 109 points Colby scored was good for third place, behind MIT and Bates College. <br /><br />
The men were led by Dominique Kone '13, who finished in first place in the 100 meter dash, in 11.01 seconds. He added to that outstanding performance with a second place in the long jump and a third place in the 200 meter. Keith Love '13 earned the second Colby men's victory, leaping 6 feet 1.25 inches en route to winning the high jump. Devon Rook '10 finished in second place in the 400 meters, with a time of 52.59 seconds. Third place finishes were earned by team captain Mike Bienkowski '10 in the 5000 meter, Andy Maguire '11 in the 3000 meter steeplechase and Ben Ossoff '10 in the 800 meter. Like the women's team, the full men's team results were good for third place, behind Bates and MIT.<br /><br />
This weekend will be even more important for the teams, as the men will be competing in the State of Maine Championships, while the women will be taking part in the Aloha Relays. It is the only weekend this season the track and field teams will be at home, so make sure to get down to the track and show them your support.
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