Women’s Track takes third

On Saturday, April 11, the Colby women’s track team hosted a meet against four other schools. By the end of the day, the women finished in third place with 122 points—just 13 points behind Bates College and way behind winner Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had 287 points.

Many different athletes shined for Colby, but arguably the day belonged to Emily Doyle ’16. Doyle gave the Mules 20 points with her victories in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes with times of 25.92 and 59.63, respectively. In the 400-meter race, Doyle was the only runner under the minute mark. Michaela Athanasopoulos ’17, McKayla Blanch ’17, Emily Tolman ’16, and Doyle raced to a victory in the 1,600-meter relay with a winning time of 4:06.99. 

In a switch of normal events for her, Alanna McDonough ’16 competed in the 5,000-meter race and ended up winning with a time of 18:08.68, a full six seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

Athanasopoulos, Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17, and  Adrienna Carmack ’18 all took home second place finishes for the Mules. In the 400-meter hurdles, Michaela Athansoplous finished in second with a time of 1:07.69.  Her sister, Jenna, ran the 100-meter hurdles in only 15.52 seconds, and Carmack finished the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:52.14.  The Mules look to improve next Saturday, April 18 when they head down to Brunswick to compete in the Aloha Relays.

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