Track races New Englands
Runners from both the Colby women’s and men’s indoor track and field teams earned All-New England Honors this weekend at the Open New England Track and Field Championships.
Annabelle Hicks ’14 broke a school record in the 60-meter dash on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Boston University. She finished sixth in 7.82, having run 7.80 in the preliminary race to break Colby’s record. Her time was enough to earn All-New England honors and boost her national rank to 13 (the top 15 go to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship meet).
Brittany Reardon ’14 placed 10th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.16 (9.11 in the prelims). She was also 14th in the pole vault with a leap of 11-0.75 feet, tying her personal best. Eva Lauer ’15 placed 12th in the 5,000-meter race in 18:02.75. Brittany Bell ’13 ran a personal best of 58.44 in the 400-meter race, taking 16th place.
Morgan Lingar ’13 finished 24th in the 1,000 meter race, running a personal best of 3:02.95. Colby’s distance medley relay team (Lingar, Bell, Robyn St. Laurent ’12, Lauer) placed 14th in 4,000-meter race in 12:41.57.
In the men’s competition, Luke Doherty Munro ’13 also received All-New England honors after placing eighth in the 1,000-meter race on Saturday, also at Boston University. His time of 2:31.08 was a personal best and also earned the Mules their only point of the day. His second-place finish in his heat also secured his automatic bid to the final. Doherty Munro then teamed up with Matt White ’14, Kevin Clarke ’14 and Dylan Nisky ’14 to finish 10th in the 3,200-meter race at 7:50.83, shattering their seeded time of 8:06.09.
Nisky also had a personal-best time of 1:52.33 in the 800-meter preliminary race. He finished 13th overall, high enough for a spot in the NCAA Division III rankings and the distinction of the second-fastest time in Colby’s history. White placed 24th in the race, with his own personal-best time of 1:55.57.
Jeff Hale ’15, Will Supple ’12, Clarke and Ben Lester ’15 ran for 15th place in the distance medley relay, dropping 16 seconds off their seed time to finish in 10:23.23.
Both teams have qualified runners for next weekend’s ECAC Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship at the New Balance Armory in New York, NY.