The men and women’s track and field teams travelled to Durham, North Carolina for the Duke University Invitational and to Worcester, Massachusetts for the Holy Cross Invitational at the College of the Holy Cross on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. There was no team scoring for the Duke University Invitational; however, the Black Bears finished fourth at the Holy Cross Invitational with a score of 55.
On Friday at the Duke University Invitational, first-year Alice Barnsdale finished seventh in the women’s hammer throw, with a throw of 54.55 meters. In the men’s long jump, first-year Elijah White finished third with a jump of 7.07 meters. In the women’s long jump, fourth-year Ariel Clachar finished fourth with 5.68m. In the men’s shot put, fourth-year Adam Lufkin finished 18th, with a throw of 14.47 meters. Third-year Lauren Magnuson finished 18th in the women’s 400-meter with a time of 56.88 seconds.
On the second day of competition in Durham, Magnuson finished 18th in the women’s 200-meter, with a time of 24.97 seconds. Barnsdale finished seventh in the women’s hammer throw, throwing 54.55 meters. White finished fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 14.55 meters. In men’s discus, Lufkin finished third with a throw of 49.49 meters.
At the Holy Cross Invitational on Saturday, fourth-year Mozai Nelson finished third in the men’s 100-meter, with a time of 11.03, while first-year Seth White finished 11th with a time of 11.59 seconds and third-year Andrew Smith finished 12th with a time of 11.71 seconds.
In the 200-meter final, Nelson finished fifth with a time of 22.53, while fourth-year Isaac Yeboah finished 10th with a time of 23.32 seconds, Smith finished 12th with a time of 23.83 seconds and third-year Dylan Smith finished 14th with a time of 24.13 seconds.
In the men’s 400-meter final, second-year Andrew Clement finished 15th with a time of 52.16 seconds and Isaac Yeboah finished 16th with a time of 52.53 seconds. Fourth-year Jacob Johns finished first in the men’s 800 meter with a time of 1:55.31. First-year Ethan Orach finished eighth with a time of 1:58.17, followed by third-year Aaron Willingham who placed 10th, second-year Cooper Nelson who finished 11th, then fourth-year Logan Moses who finished 21st and third-year Tucker Corbett who finished 24th.
The Black Bears took the top spots in the men’s 1,500-meter with Johns finishing in first with a time of 3:55.29 and Willingham placing second with a time of 3:56.08. First-year John Hassett finished 11th with a time of 4:07.91, followed by second-year Colin Tardiff who finished 12th with a time of 4:15.49.
In the men’s 5,000-meter, third-year Jacob Terry finished seventh with a time of 15:33.05. In the men’s 110 meter hurdles final, second-year Colton Santoro finished sixth, followed by first-year Eric Fay-Wolf, who finished eighth. Fourth-year Elijah Yeboah finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles final, followed by second-year Brandon Kuusela who placed seventh, followed by Santoro who finished eighth and Fay-Wolf who finished ninth.
In the men’s 4-x-400 relay finals, Maine finished fourth with a time of 3:30.75. Second-year Troy Davis finished first in the men’s high jump, jumping 1.95 meters. In men’s pole vault, first-year Sam Bonnevie finished fourth. Davis finished eighth in the men’s long jump, followed by White who finished 11th and Smith who finished 13th. In men’s shot put, fourth-year Raymond Ngo finished sixth with a throw of 12.87 meters.
The Black Bears return to the track Thursday, April 26 when they travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays.