Weekend Track Recap
Haverford Quad Meet (Wednesday)
The Haverford College men's and women's indoor track & field teams hosted the Haverford Quad Meet Wednesday afternoon and picked up a number of solid performances as the two squads prepare for the conference championship on the same track 10 days from now. The Haverford trio of Andrew Golato, Eric Arnold and Jacob Olshansky swept the first three spots in the men's 800. Golato's winning time was 1:57.10 with Arnold only 0.70 behind. Olshansky crossed the line in a time of 2:01.08. The Fords also swept the top three spots in the 3,000. Jake Koffer led the trio with a winning time of 9:03.49 while Chris Stadler was second (9:07.97) and Avi Bregman was third (9:10.72).
The Dickinson College men's and women's track & field teams both won the team titles at the 2011 Du Charme Invitational on Saturday. The men's 4x800 meter relay team set a Kline Center record with a time of 8:02.96, just over a second off the school record.
The Gettysburg College indoor track and field squads turned in strong performances in the final meet before the conference championships as both the men’s and women’s teams finished second at the Dickinson College DuCharme Invitational on Saturday. The Orange and Blue men tied Keystone College for second among 19 teams with 74 points, trailing only host Dickinson which put up 110 points. Freshman Ashanti Foster-Felder continued his impressive debut season by taking the top spots in both the 200 and 400 meter races. He took home the 200 title in 23.09, marking the fifth-fastest time in school history. Foster-Felder blazed down in the lane in the 400 as well, notching the fifth-fastest clip in program history and besting the field by over two seconds with a time of 50.90. Senior Nick Rosenberger grabbed the top spot in the 55-meter hurdles. After finishing second in the prelims by 0.11 to Hood College’s Nicholas Aldana, Rosenberger edged the Blazer 8.223 to 8.227 in the championship heat. The senior also finished just behind Foster-Felder in the 200 meters, placing third in 24.11.
James Ways anchored the winning 4x200-meter relay and finished second in the 300 to lead McDaniel to a sixth-place finish at the DuCharme Invitational hosted by Dickinson in men's indoor track and field action on Saturday. The Green Terror amassed 42 points at the 19-team meet. Dickinson won its own invitational with 110 points, outdistancing Keystone and Gettysburg by 36 points. Ways wrapped up the quartet that completed the 800 meters in a time of 1:36.18, joining Joe Rollins, Jerome Hill and Trevor Crest.
Franklin & Marshall competed at the Princeton Invite hosted by Princeton University on Saturday. The meet featured participants from all three divisions and was a non-team scoring event. Nils Michaelis placed third in the 60-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash. Michaelis finished the hurdles with an 8.34 and turned in a 23.09 in the 200-meter.
Sophomore Ben Press and junior Luke Sand each broke school records to win their respective events on Saturday at the NYU Team Challenge at the Armory Track & Field Center. JHU totaled 61 team points to take sixth place. Press set a new school mark in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:32.18 to take first place. Press bettered his only previous 1000 meter race of the indoor season by over eight seconds. Sand, who set a new school record in the shot put last week at the BU Valentine Invitational, once again set a new school mark with a throw of 15 meters to take first in the event.
For the second straight week, junior Peter Rice of the Muhlenberg men's indoor track and field team had a memorable meet at the Armory. Competing in the NYU Team Challenge, Rice broke the school record in the 400 meters, which he set on the same track eight days ago. More importantly, Rice hit the NCAA provisional qualifying mark. His time of 48.67 on the banked track converts to a flat time of 49.17, easily faster than the qualifying standard of 49.85.