Track & field takes fourth
Sprinter Dom Kone ’13 pulls away from the pack in the 100-meter dash on Saturday. Kone ran the event in 10.78 seconds.
The Colby men’s outdoor track team hosted the State of Maine Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past Saturday, April 21, at Harold Alfond Stadium. Dom Kone ’13 won the Alan G. Hillman Memorial Most Valuable Track Athlete Award after winning the 100-meter dash in a quick 10.78 seconds. He also won the 200 meters in 22.33.
Kone also helped the 400-meter relay team to second place with teammates Caleb Harris ’15, Brett Sahlberg ’15 and Trent Wiseman ’13 (43.64). Matt White ’14 placed second in the 400-meter dash in 50.30 seconds. Justin Owumi ’14 added another second in the triple jump (44-2.75).
John Gilboy ’13 took third in the hammer throw (157-06) and fifth in the shot put (43-8). Harris placed fifth in the hammer throw (136-02). The Mules also received fifths from Ken Prior ’12 in the high jump (5-10), Owumi in the 110-meter hurdles (16.52), Luke Doherty Munro ’13 in the 1,500 meters (4:00.91), Will McCarthy ’15 in the 10,000 meters (34:35.55) and Kevin Clarke ’14 in the 800 meters (1:57.04). Bates College won the meet with a score of 235 to win its 10th title in the past 11 years. Bowdoin College took second with a 222 score, followed by the University of Southern Maine (USM) with 82.5 points. Colby took fourth place with a score of 74.5.
Meanwhile, the Colby women’s outdoor track team traveled to Bowdoin to compete in the Aloha Relays. Annabelle Hicks ’14, Brittany Reardon ’14 and Leigh Fryxell ’14 each won events, helping Colby to a third-place finish with 122 points. The Mules finished behind Bowdoin (196) and USM (131) but ahead of Bates (82.5), Smith College (63.5), Mount Holyoke College (20) and Husson University (nine).
Hicks won the 100-meter dash in 12.44 seconds. Reardon took the 100-meter hurdles in 14.93 and Fryxell conquered the javelin throw with a toss of 116-06. The Mules’ 3200-meter relay team (Eva Lauer ’15, Berol Dewdney ’13, Morgan Lingar ’13 and Laura Duff ’13) also claimed a victory in 9:54.97.
Karyn King ’12 had a slew of second-place finishes, starting with the heptathlon with a whopping 3,524 points. She was also runner-up in the 200-meter dash (28.10), the 800 meters (2:41.05), the high jump (4-7.5), the long jump (14-10.75) and the shot put (31-8.5).
Brittney Bell ’13 added another second in the 400-meter dash (58.21), as did Duff in the 800 meters (2:22.79), Dewdney in the 1,500 meters (4:50.55) and Colleen Kenny ’12 in the 3000-meter steeplechase (13:18.40).
Hicks also took third in both the long jump (16-11.25) and the triple jump (34-6.25). Reardon added a third as well in the pole vault with a leap of 10-11.75. Bell took third in the 200-meter dash (26.38), as did Lauer in the 1,500 meters (4:51.54) and Maeve McGovern ’14 in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:15.34.
Kate Connolly ’14 added a fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:53.38). The Mules also received a fourth from Allison Rigby ’14 in the 5,000 meters (19:41.58). Kate MacNamee ’14 was fifth in the hammer throw (133-03) and Julianne LaBrecque ’14 took fifth in the pole vault (9-0.25).
Both teams will compete next Saturday, April 28, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships at Bates in Lewiston, Maine.