Track competes at ECACs
Both the Colby women’s and men’s indoor track teams sent athletes to compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend at the New Balance Armory in New York, N.Y.
On Friday, March 2, the women’s 800-meter relay team of Annabelle Hicks ’14, Brittany Reardon ’14, Brittany Bell ’13 and Frances Onyilagha ’14 won their event in 1:44.50, breaking a school record by almost two seconds. Each runner then went on to post successful results in their individual events.
Hicks won her heat in the 60-meter dash prelims on Friday in 7.79, her second-best time, but had a false start in Saturday’s finals and was disqualified.
Reardon took fourth place in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.10 (8.99 in prelims), which gives her a chance to qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) meet. She also took 13th place in the pole vault with a leap of 10-11.75 feet.
Bell placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 58.69. Onyilagha also finished sixth in the 200 dash (25.92). Morgan Lingar ’13 finished 16th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:21.41.
The distance medley relay team of Robyn St. Laurent ’12, Courtney Laird ’13, Lingar and Kate Connolly ’14 placed 15th in 12:38.38. Bell, Sophie Weaver ’14, St. Laurent and Connolly took 18th place in the 3,200-meter relay (9:53.15).
The Colby women finished 14th out of 57 scoring teams with 21 points. In the men’s competition, Dom Kone ’13 continued his impressive season by winning the title in the 60-meter dash with a school record-breaking time of 6.80 (6.83 in prelims), earning 10 points for the Mules. He currently has the fastest time in the country in the event and is considered a favorite heading into the NCAA Division III Championship meet at Grinnell College in Iowa this coming weekend.