Teams narrowly miss top-five finish
The men and women’s track team traveled to Tufts University for the Tufts Snowflake Classic, running their way to a sixth-place finish on the women’s side and a ninth-place finish on the men’s side of the track.
The men finished with 30.5 points to finish ninth out of 16 teams. The women garnered 36 points to take sixth place out of 15 teams.
Women’s squad (36 points, sixth place)
The squad’s 4x400-meter-relay quartet of Tove Freeman ’16, Ramini Dayon ’19, Maya Sands Bliss ’18 and Haliana Burhans ’18 picked up 10 points in a win in the event, totaling a combined 4:17.64, a solid five seconds faster than the quartet from Keene State College.
Burhans had a strong day for the squad, taking fifth place in the 100-meter dash. Her time of 13.57 seconds was .22 seconds out of fourth place and just over a second-and-a-half out of the top spot. Burhans took sixth in the 200-meter dash in 27.17 seconds, a mere seven hundredths of a second out of fifth place.
Kelsey Whitaker ’16 continued her strong runs in the 1,500-meter run, taking third place in the event. Whitaker ran to a time of 4:43.61, a shade over two seconds off the top spot. Kyra Shreeve ’18 took eighth place in the event in 4:56.94, while Maggie Hensel ’16 was 13th, stopping the timer at the 5:02.50 mark. Meaghan Barry ’18 ran to a 5:25.22 finish in the race, good for 30th out of 54 competitors while Christine Minor ’19 completed the race in 5:33.23 for a 34th-place finish.
Julia Bryson ’19 was fourth in the 3,000-meter run, running to a 10:46.38 finish — a full four seconds faster than the fifth-place runner.
Ashley Klein ’18 earned a seventh-place finish in the javelin throw, totaling a distance of 30.21 meters, two meters short of a top-five finish.
Freeman earned fifth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.86, just over a second off the top spot and less than half a second out of second place.
Men’s squad (30.5 points, ninth place)
The men’s squad excelled in the short-distance events, getting a sixth-place finish from Adam Beckwith ’16 in the 200-meter dash. Beckwith ran to a 23.92 finish in the race, half a second out of the top-five competitors in the race.
Adam Berger ’16 was 13th in the race, running to a 24.21-second finish, while Michael Kroker ’18 took 19th in 24.64 seconds.
Kroker placed 16th out of 42 competitors in the 100-meter dash in 11.92 seconds, one-tenth of second out of a top-15 finish.
Jeremy Wilson ’17 was 10th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.82 seconds while Beckwith ran to a time of 54.40 seconds, good for 13th place.
Quinton Hoey ’17 earned third place in the 1500-meter run in 4:05.26, less than a second off the top spot. Grady Ward ’16 took a top-10 finish for the Judges, running to a 4:08.52 ninth-place finish. Henry McDonald ’18 and Trevor Tuplin ’18 placed back-to-back in the 400-meter hurdles, running to times of 1:00.70 and 1:01.90, respectively. McDonald earned seventh place while Tuplin raced to an eighth-place finish.
Evan Scott ’19 took the top spot in the high jump with a distance of 1.88 meters, .05 meters higher than the second-place finish. Mark Franklin ’18 was fifth in the event, jumping to a solid distance of 1.73 meters on the day.
Kevin Trotman ’17 took eighth place in the discus throw, totaling 35.96 meters. Scott Grote ’19 totaled a distance of 35.89 meters, good for ninth-place.
The Judges return to action to this Saturday when they travel to Amherst College to compete in the Amherst Spring Fling.