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Track & Field Race at the NY Armory

track-and-fieldThe men and women's track and field teams competed in the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games and the 107th Millrose Games this past weekend.

The teams first participated in the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games on Friday, Feb. 14. Sophomore Eric Kahana placed eighth overall in the men's 60 dash with a seven second finish. Kahana also competed in the men's 200 dash and placed ninth overall with his 22 seconds time.

Freshman Dylan Capwell took eighth overall in the men's 400 dash with a time of 48.92. Junior Ben Boyd also had a top ten finish in the men's 500 run where he took fourth place with a time of 1:03.95.

Junior Alex Leight was a sixth place finisher in the men's 800 run at 1:53.94. Junior Khari Bowen took fifth place in the men's 1000 run with a time of 2:31.38.

The men's 60 meter hurdles invitational saw a top three finish by MU athletes junior Jalen Walker, sophomore Geordan Ferguson, and Kahana. Walker finished with a time of 8.05 while Ferguson and Kahana were tied at 8.16.

Junior Joey Marini tied for fourth in the high jump, third in the long jump and took fourth in the triple jump at 48 feet three inches.

Senior Errol Jeffrey placed first in the men's shot put 18.07 meters while junior teammate Taylor Bernstein finished third at 16.43 meters.

The women's side included a fifth place, 7.78 seconds finish in the 60 meter dash by senior Lachelle Wallace. Other highlights came from freshmen Jessica Ball and Abby Baker in the women's 1000 meter run. Ball placed sixth at 3:00.18 while Baker finished eighth at 3:00.97. Junior Kate Frye also had a top ten finish for the Hawks in the 60 meter hurdles where she took fifth place with a time of 8.75. Sophomore Michaela Read finished fourth overall in the high jump at 1.60 meters while junior Lauren McDonald took third place in the pole vault at 3.60 meters. Other third place finishes include senior Mariah Toussaint in the long jump with a distance of 6.00 meters and senior Rachel Aliotta in shot put with a distance of 13.99 meters.

Senior Tilah Young placed fourth in the Millrose Games' weight throw with a distance of 59'8". With this number, Young broke a school record set over a decade ago.

Saturday's Millrose Games featured the Hawks relay teams, both of which broke school records for their times.

The men's 4x800 team consisted of Leigh, Capwell, junior Andrew Langille, and junior Luis Reyes. The four compiled a time of 7:32.16 which has become the school record and landed them in third place for the event.

The women's 4x400 squad included freshman Tionna Garner, Frye, senior Laura Williams, and freshman Anotinette Isekenegbe. The women also placed third with a time of 3:44.29 and set a school record for the event as well.

The squads return to action on Friday, Feb 21 for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships.

PHOTOS COURTESY of Jim Reme

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