Track Teams Perform Admirably at Little Threes
This Saturday, April 23, the men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Amherst College to take part in the annual Little Three Championship. The Cardinal men posted 94.5 points as a team, placing them third behind both Williams (161.5) and Amherst (109). Quad-captain Tommie Lark ’12 won the triple jump with a leap of 45-10, and also came in second place in the long jump. Paulie Lowther ’13 excelled as well, placing first in the 100m dash with a time of 00:11.28. Skyler Cummins ’13 ran a sound race to claim the 5k title with a time of 15:05.71. Quad-captain Charlie Lang ’11 also nabbed third place in the 5k (15.12.82). There were eight second- and third-place finishes. Ernest Wingate ’14 finished second in the 400m hurdles (58.83), and Sam Roth ’13 ran to a second place title in the 800m with a time of 1:56.92. Quad-captain Alex Iwamoto ’12 contributed four points in the high jump (1.76m), while the team of Jack Pacelle ’13, Lark, Wingate and Lowther placed second in the 4x400 relay.
“Although the team did not compete as well as we had hoped,” said quad-captain Matt Katz ’11. “I know that we will come together this weekend at NESCACs.”
On the women’s side, Wesleyan notched 73 team points while Williams took the title with 176 points; Amherst came in second with 114. Freshman Sierra Livious had another outstanding meet, winning the shot put title with a throw of 38-4. She also placed third in the 400m hurdles and anchored the second place 4x100m relay team, along with Lia Monti ’13, Julia Frieze ’12 and co-captain Kathryn Kulowski ’11. Isabel Stern ’14 hustled to a third place finish in both the 100m hurdles and the high jump, contributing much needed points. Ashley Swan ’13 also snagged second place in both the javelin and the hammer throws.
Ahead for the squad is the annual NESCAC Championships, hosted by Wesleyan, on Saturday, April 30. This will be the last regular season meet for the Cardinals.