Track and field teams compete at home
This past Saturday, the Colby men’s and women’s outdoor track teams hosted Bates College, Husson University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Southern Maine (USM) in a home meet at Harold Alfond Stadium.
The Colby women came in third place with 146.5 points, following MIT (199.5) and USM (128) and edging out Husson (45). Brittney Bell ’13 won the 400-meter dash in 59.11. She also helped two relay teams—the 4x100 (Bell, Brittany Reardon ’14, Frances Onyilagha ’14 and Annabelle Hicks ’14) and 4x400 (Onyilagha, Laura Duff ’13, Hicks and Bell)—to victories as well.
Reardon set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.49, shaving half-a-second off of her own personal-best time. She came in second in the event. Hicks placed second in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 12.43. She took third in the long jump (16-7) and fourth in the triple jump (33-7.5). Onyilagha took second in the 200-meter dash in 25.29. She was followed by Bell in fourth place in 26.33.
Eva Lauer ’15 took second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:41.3, a personal record. Berol Dewdney ’13 also had a personal-best time of 11:13.70 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, taking second place as well. Leigh Fryxell ’14 added another second place in the javelin throw (131-06), a personal best as well. Abbott Matthews ’14 took third in the hammer throw (138-09), and teammate Kate MacNamee ’14 placed fourth (132-10). Madeline Purcell ’12 also added a fourth in the discus (102-05).
The men also placed third in their meet with 113 points, behind Bates (254) and MIT (183) and ahead of USM (98).
Dom Kone ’13 proved to be just as fast outdoors as he is indoors, winning the 100-meter dash in a school-record time of 10.66, beating his own record of 10.83. His performance ranks him in the top-five runners nationally.
Trent Wiseman ’13 won the pole vault, leaping to 15-1. Teammate Justin Owumi ’14 claimed a victory in the triple jump (43-6.5). Brett Sahlberg ’15 finished second in the 400-meter hurdles in 58.79. He also added a fourth in the long jump (19-0.75). Matt White ’14 took fourth in the 800 meters in 1:56.95. John Gilboy ’13 also added a fourth in the shot put with a throw of 45-3.75 meters.
The men will host the Maine State Championships this coming Saturday, April 21 at Harold Alfond Stadium at noon. The women will travel to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine to compete in the Aloha Relays.