track and field

Track and Field Looks Strong at Princeton

track and fieldThe University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Princeton University on Saturday where both teams finished second to Princeton, with many Hawks having strong races.

Junior Connor Fuller won the steeplechase with a time of 9:36.17, as senior Tommy Darlington took third. Junior Graham Huggins-Filozof  finished second in the 1500 with a time of 3:57.31. Senior Andrew Langille scored in the 800.  Senior Jalen Walker took third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.52. 

The Hawks took the top three spots in the 400, with sophomore Malcolm Chavis taking first running 48.62 seconds a personal best. Sophomore Dylan Capwell and senior captain Ben Boyd finished second and third. Junior Ahmier Dupree won the 100 with a time of 10.72 seconds. Dupree also won the 200 with a time of 21.70, while junior Eric Kahana also scored. MU’s men’s 4×400 relay won the event with a time of 3:16.72.

Sophmore Troy Andretta came in third in the hammer throw with a distance of 177’1”. Senior Taylor Bernstein took second with a shot put of 56’10.25”, with junior Tevin Kirby-Stewart taking fourth with a throw of 54’8.75 

Two Hawks scored in the javelin, with senior Zach Torrell taking second with 193’2” and  freshman William Civatte coming in fourth. Three Hawks placed in the discus, as Bernstein and Kirby-Stewart went two-three and freshman Corey Murphy finished fourth.

Junior Colton Lambert took fourth in the pole vault, which was moved inside due to hazardous win conditions. Senior Erik Anderson won the high jump at the height of 6’5”, and junior Liam Vogt took fourth in the long jump. Vogt also came in second in the triple jump with a jump of 44’. 

Freshman Domoah Kutu-Akoi finished first in the 100 meter dash in 12.37 seconds, and senior captain Lauren McDonald also placed. 

Senior Mel Lewis won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.61 seconds. The women’s 400 saw sophomore Tionna Garner finish in 55.34 seconds, a personal best to take first, and sophomore Antoinette Isekenegbe taking third. Senior captain Kate Frye won the 400 hurdles in 1:02.75 with sophomore Nia Driver in third. McDonald also scored in the 200.

Junior Kendal Hand won the 800 with a time of 2:13.51, freshman Danielle Leavitt in second. Sophomore Jenna Cupp finished fourth in the 1500 with a time of 4:37.79. 

Sophomore Molly McKeon won the 3000 with a time of 10:05.34. The MU women’s 4×400 came in second to Princeton with a time of 3:55.57. The women’s 4×100 relay took second with a time of 48.37.

Senior captain Taylor Johnson finished second in the hammer throw with a throw of 171’9”.  Johnson also won discus with a throw of 156’5, and junior Aziza Ahmed took second. 

“It is always nice to go and compete at Princeton, the whole team came out and made some good improvements this week even with the less than ideal wind conditions,” Johnson said. 

Senior Kelsey Reese won javelin with the wind against her with a mark of 139’10”, and freshman Stephanie Roones came in fourth. In the pole vault, McDonald took second at 11’11.75”, and sophomore Casey Sturts and junior Brittany Papa tied for fourth. 

Senior Kim Price finished third in the triple jump. Kutu-Akoi won the long jump with a jump of 18’5.75”. 

On Saturday night at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic, senior Khari Bowen ran 30:11.73 in the 10K to finish fifth. Bowen’s time broke the school record set by Ben Hutterer in 2010 by 31 seconds and is an IC4A qualifier. Bowen ran the first 5K in 15:14 before running the second 5K in 14:57 to move up from twelfth to fifth, running one of the fastest times in the Northeast so far this year.

“The race went out pretty quick. Coach Joe said I did a great job staying composed and reacting when it was time to start going. Overall I’m proud of my overall race and I’m exited to go faster at IC4A’s,” Bowen said.

The Hawks next weekend will run at the Greyhound Invitational at Moravian.