March 5, 2011

Records Fall at Columbia

NEW YORK – Four Gettysburg indoor track & field records were set Saturday evening at the fast, competitive Columbia University Last Chance Meet, held at the Armory in New York City. The meet consisted primarily of Division I, Division III, and unattached competitors. Senior Clay Reynolds broke a one-year-old record in the mile, just edging the mark set last season by current Gettysburg assistant coach Adrian Macdonald, who ran 4:12.78 at the same meet a year ago to break a 33-year-old school record. Running on a banked track, Reynolds was clocked in 4:12.21, but placed 19th among 32 runners in an incredibly fast event that saw the top three finishers ran four minutes flat. He also lowered his NCAA Division III provisional-qualifying time; the championship field will be announced Sunday evening. Junior Brenden Repack took over three seconds off his own school record in the 3,000-meter run, taking 25th among 30 runners in 8:46.65. Other records were set by sophomore Andrew Bay in the 60-meter dash and senior Nick Rosenberger in the 60-meter hurdles. Bay was timed at 7.29 seconds and took 10th out of 13 competitors while Rosenberger posted an 8.58 to take eighth in a field of 11.

 

Senior Brandon Hahn of the Johns Hopkins men's indoor track & field team broke the indoor school record in the mile with a time of 4:19.20 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet on Saturday at the Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY.  Hahn bested his previous indoor season-low time of 4:28.25, but fell just over three seconds short of the NCAA provisional qualifying time. The record was previously held by Graham Belton, who ran the mile in 4:20.66 in 2008.

 

For the second straight year, Bobby Torphy took the phrase "last chance meet" quite literally. The senior on the Muhlenberg track and field team broke the school record and hit the NCAA provisional qualifying time in the mile at the Columbia Last Chance Qualifer at the Armory in New York. Last year, Torphy took advantage of his final opportunity to qualify for the NCAAs in the 800 meters. Torphy will find out on Sunday if his time of 4:14.57 will be good enough to earn his fifth trip to an NCAA Championship meet.