Track successful in state championship

After very successful showings at home for the Colby Open Invitational last week, the Colby Men and Women’s Track and Field teams continued their quality performances this Saturday in their respective meets. The men’s team competed in the Maine State Championships while the women traveled to Brunswick for the Aloha Relays.

Coming in fourth out of eight teams, the women won both the 400 and the 1,600-meter relays at the race. At the 400-meter, Margaret Giles ’18, Maggie Hojlo ’17, Acadia Brooks ’17, and Emily Tolman ’16 combined for a time of 55.90 seconds, while Emily Doyle ’16, Michaela Athanasopoulos ’17, McKayla Blanch ’17, and Taylor Depalo ’19 won the 1,600 relay by more than 13 seconds with 3:57. The Mules took second place in several events, including Doyle in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.32 and Adrienne Carmack ’18 in the 5,000-meter with 18:49.91. In addition, Tolman and Rachel Leonard ’19 tied in the 400-meter dash with dual times of 1:01. In the 100 hurdles, Sophie Stokes-Cerkvenik ’19 also came in second with a time 15.14 seconds, and she placed fourth in the 400 hurdles with a time of one minute and eight seconds. Finally, Julia Rembetsy-Brown ’18 placed second in the long jump with a distance of 16-9.

Colby achieved fifth-place finishes in the discus, shot put and hammer throw, from Christine Clark ’19 (107-06), Michaela Garrett ’17 (34-8.), and Kat Restrepo ’18 (133-10), respectively. In the pole vault, Emily Geske ’18 came in fourth at 9-6, and Isa Berzansky ’19 took sixth in the triple jump with 33-11.

The men’s team competed at home, coming in fourth out of six teams. With a time of 10.95 seconds, Nick Boutin ’19 won the 100-meter dash for the Mules. Zach O’Connor ’19 and Leo McGuinness ’17 also finished in the top six of the event, with times of 11.19 and 11.30, respectively. Marcques Houston ’18 won the 200-meter dash with 22.27, beating Bates’ Colin Kraft by 0.14 seconds.

The Mules took several third place finishes at the meet, including Ryan Salerno ’17 in the javelin, Landon Summers ’17 in the 110 hurdles (15.38), James O’Donnell ’18 in the 400 hurdles (56.99), and Pedro Caballero ’17 in the 400-meter dash (50.68). In the long jump, Andy Fullerton ’17 placed second with (21-2.5) and teammate Jamaal Grant ’16 finished fourth in 20-10.5. Both the men’s and women’s teams have only the NESCAC championships remaining on the season, which will both take place this  Saturday, April 30, at Bowdoin. The league championship meet will be followed by the New England Division III championships the next weekend.

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