Track & Field Works Amherst

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Both the Men and Women’s Track and Field teams performed at an equal level at the Amherst meet this week, with both teams placing 5th out of 9 teams.

The women were able to place consistently high for their events. Junior Katie Tonyai ’17 performed well with a 3rd place finish in the 100 meter dash (12.73) and 2nd in the 200 meter dash (26.30), while rookie Allie Bieling ’19 placed 11th in the 100 meter dash (13.79). The women also did well in the longer dashes, with Anna Barnes ’19 placing 6th in the 400 meter dash (1:00.64) and Morgan Sullivan ’18 placing 7th in the 800 meter run (2:22.72). Abby Barret ’16 and Michela Powers ’16 finished one after the other in the 5000 meter run with placings of 4th (18:21.53) and 5th (18:46.73) respectively. Trinity also performed well in the field events, with Abigail Allardi ’19 placing third in the high jump with 1.53m in the finals and 4th in the long jump with 4.72m. Lily Talesnick ’16 succeeded shot put in 3rd place, with a distance of 11.15m, as well as a 3rd place hammer throw finish at 41.79m.

The men would also have their moments. Alex Tomcho ’19 finished 4th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.06, while Patrick Hoagland ’16 finished 2nd in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:54.45. Sean Dunn ’16 would finish 2nd in the 5,000 meter run (15:17.76). Trinity would dominate the hurdles, with three of the placers in the 110 meter being Trinity students such as Luke Mayer ’19 and Bassil Bacare ’18. However, it was Geoff Bocobo ’16 that would place first in the 110 and 400 meter hurdles. For the field events, Jack Boucher ’18 would place 2nd in the javelin throw with a distance of 48.91m.

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