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Track and Field competes at UAAs

The Judges men and women’s Track and Field team competed in four meets, including the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in Missouri. 

 

Providence Friar Invitational, April 8

 

On the men’s side, Matthew Driben ’22 placed 14th in the three thousand meter run with a time of 8:52.62. In the 800 meter run, Samuel Kim ’24 placed 30th, Jacob Grant ’22 placed 34th, Aaron Portman ’22 placed 37th and Dylan Whalen ’25 placed 41st with times of 1:57.00, 1:58.13, 2:00.55 and 2:02.50, respectively. 

 

On the women’s side, Erin Magill ’22 placed fourth in the five thousand meter run with a time of 16:56.60. In the mile, Natalie Hattan ’22 placed 17th, Lizzy Reynolds ’24 placed 30th and Bridget Pickard ’23 placed 35th, with times of 5:10.75, 5:20.90 and 5:28.55, respectively. Victoria Morrongiello ’23 placed 16th in the eight hundred meter run with a time of 2:24.25.

 

The meet was non-scoring. 

 

Amherst Spring Fling, April 9

 

On the men’s side, Danny Krigman ’25 placed fifth in the one hundred meter dash with a time of 11.47 seconds, while Parker Jones ’24 placed eighth with a time of 11.78 seconds. In the two hundred meter dash, Dean Carey ’25 placed eighth with a time of 23.27 seconds.

 

In field events, Ori Slotky ’24 placed third in triple jump with 12.11 meters. Zachary Reynolds ’23 placed seventh in the discus throw throwing 36.76 meters. Dion Morris-Evans ’22 was first in the high jump with a height of 1.85 meters; he also placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 5.93 meters. Thomas Vandalovsky ’23 placed third in the hammer throw, with 43.19 meters, and fifth in the shot put with 11.96 meters. 

 

On the women’s side, in four hundred meter hurdles, Yahni Lapa ’23 placed fifth and Ianna Gilbert ’24 placed eighth, with times of 1:07.89 and 1:17.41, respectively. In the two hundred meter dash, Alya Campbell ’24 placed fifth, Liz Korn ’24 placed sixth, Devin Hiltunen ’22 placed eighth and Anna Touitou ’22 placed 19th with times of 27.00, 27.22, 27.35 and 28.31 seconds, respectively. In the 1,500-meter run, Erika Karlin ’22 placed 18th with a time of 5:13.81, while Adah Andersen ’23 placed 28th with a time of 5:42.50. 

 

Campbell also placed fifth in one hundred meter hurdles with a time of 15.94 seconds; Sonali Anderson ’22 was second in the event with 15.74 seconds. Smiley Huynh ’24 placed third in pole vault with a height of 3.25 meters. She also placed 10th in the one hundred meter dash in 13.17 seconds, whereas Touitou and Hailey Crane ’24 placed 17th and 21st respectively. 

In high jump, Olivia Zarzycki ’25 placed 10th and Emma Keohan ’25 placed 11th, with heights of 1.42 meters and 1.27 meters, respectively. 

 

The meet was non-scoring. 

 

Connecticut College Silfen Invitational, April 15-16 

 

At the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational, the men finished in 18th place with 10 points, while the women finished tied for 12th place with 25 points. 

 

On the men’s side, in the 4×400-meter relay, Dean Carey ’25, Grant, Kim and Jamie O’Neil ’22 placed second with a time of 3:24.76, Grant also finished 11th in the eight hundred meter run, with a time of 1:56.49. Morris-Evans placed 10th in the high jump with a height of 1.80 meters, and ninth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.24 seconds.

 

On the women’s side, the 4×400 relay team consisting of Hannah Bohbot-Dridi ’25, Campbell, Hiltunen and Zarzycki placed third with a time of 4:12.87. Zarzycki also placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.03 and eighth in the high jump with a height of 1.47 meters. 

 

Campbell also placed fifth in the one hundred meter hurdles with a time of 15.75 seconds; Anderson placed eighth with a time of 16.06 seconds. Hattan placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:45.55. 

 

Kirsten Man ’25 placed 10th in the high jump with a height of 1.42 meters. Huynh placed fifth in pole vault with a height of 3.25 meters. 

 

UAA Championships, April 23-24 

 

Overall, the Judges finished in seventh place with 25 points scored. The men placed seventh with 25 points, while the women placed sixth with 51.5 points.

 

On the first day of the competition, on the women’s side, Hattan, Pickard, Morrongiello and Reynolds placed fifth in the 4×800 meter relay, with a time of 9:39.19. In the four hundred meter dash, Korn placed sixth with a time of 59.13. In the four hundred meter hurdle, Zarzycki and Lapa placed fourth and eighth with times of 1:06.09 and 1:07.39, respectively. Huynh placed fourth in pole vault with a height of 3.37 meters, as well as fourth in long jump with a distance of 5.39 meters. On the men’s side, the 4×800 meter relay consisting of Willem Goff ’24, Grant, Kim and Aaron Portman ’22 placed sixth with a time of 8:09.12.

 

On the second day of the competition, on the men’s side, Reese Farquhar ’22 placed seventh in the two hundred meter dash, with a time of 22.92 seconds. In the 4×400 meter relay, Grant, Kim, O’Neil and Portman placed seventh with a time of 3:28.45.

 

Reynolds placed 11th in shot put, with a distance of 12.36 meters, while Jonathan Hau ’23 placed 14th with a distance of 11.18 meters. In the men’s mile, Goff placed 16th while Spencer Lee ’25 placed 17th, with times of 4:33.17 and 4:38.99, respectively. Driben placed 13th in the three thousand meter run with a time of 8:42.30.

 

On the women’s side, Hiltunen placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.81. In the three thousand meter run, Niamh Kenney ’22 placed sixth with a time of 10:15.38, while Zada Forde ’25 placed 17th with a time of 10:56.22. 

 

In the 4×400 meter relay, Campbell, Hiltunen, Korn and Zarzycki placed fifth with a time of 4:02.71. In the mile, Reynolds placed 13th with a time of 5:25.49. In the 60-meter hurdles, Anderson placed fifth with a time of 9.25, while Campbell placed eighth with a time of 9.45 seconds. Man placed fifth in high jump with a height of 1.52 meters.

 

The Judges will next compete in the Brown Springtime Invitational on Sunday, May 1. 

 

Editor’s Note: News Editor Victoria Morrongiello did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article. 

 

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