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Track and Field attends meets across MA

Since The Hoot’s last issue, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have competed at three different meets. They competed first on Jan. 26 and 27 respectively at UMass Lowell’s Riverhawk Invitiational, then together on Jan. 27 at Wheaton College’s Wheaton Invitiational and finally on Feb. 2 and 3 at Tufts University’s Cupid Invitational.

Over the course of the Riverhawk Invitational and the Wheaton Invitational, both the men’s and women’s teams netted multiple PRs (personal records). 

For the women’s team, Alya Campbell ’24’s time of 9.49 seconds netted her fourth in the 60-meter hurdles, Hannah Bohbot-Dridi ’25’s time of 59.87 in the 400-meter dash was a PR, Shaniece Nugent ’26’s time of 26.94 seconds in the 200-meter dash was another PR and her distance of 5.16 meters in the long jump was too, Hailey Crane ’25’s time of 29.60 seconds in the 200-meter dash was a heat-winning PR, Kayla DiBenedetto ’25’s time of three minutes and 11 seconds in the 1000-meter run was extremely close to her recent PR, Alisha Anderson ’26’s distance of 10.12 meters in the triple jump was a PR too, Olivia Zarzycki ’24’s height of 1.53 meters was another PR in the high jump, Sadie Harrow ’27 and Ella Warkentine ’26’s sub-11 minute times in the 3000-meter were PRs, Kyra Au ’25’s time in the 5K was a PR by a full minute and Shayna Zavell ’27’s 5K time of 20:09 was a PR too. 

For the men’s team, TJ Carleo ’26’s time of 1:53.09 in the 800-meters was good for fourth in the meet and 13th best in the division this season, Hugh Licklider ’27 and Sam Kim ’24’s mile times of 4:25:11 and 4:26:58 were both PRs, Daniel Willis ’27 and Adam Rieden ’26’s times in the 800-meters were PRs too, Matthew Yue ’26’s time of 23.72 seconds in the 200 was a PR, Deandrea Williams ’27 and Sam Rosen ’27 PR’d in the 200-meter too and Kevin Wright ’27’s weight throw distance of 12.28 meters was a PR and good for 5th place. Kim and Carleo also competed at Boston University’s Terrier Classic, participating in the mile run and 800-meters respectively.

Both teams also competed well at Tufts’ Cupid Invitational, obtaining 9 PRs in the 3000-meters and an event victory from Nugent.

Looking at both teams collectively, Campbell’s time of 9.43 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles qualified her for the finals, where she ran an even faster time of 9.41 seconds and placed sixth. Lin Lin Hutchinson ’25 narrowly edged a PR in the 60-meters with a time of 8.08 seconds. DiBenedetto ran a 5:22 mile, with a huge nine second PR, while Adah Anderson ’24 ran a season-best time in the mile too. Additionally, Rob King ’26 ran a 4:43 mile in his first ever college-level track race. Anna Batelli ’25 ran a 19:00 5K, good for a full minute PR, and Dashiell Janicky ’25 ran a 16:30 5K to earn a PR. Rieden ran a 1:25 in the 600-meter, which was a top-50 time in all of Division III sports for the season. Carleo ran a 1:54 800-meter time to earn 2nd place and Liz Korn ’24 ran a PR in her 800-meter race too. Spencer Lee ’25 ran a PR in his 1000-meter race and Dylan Zhao ran a PR for 1000-meters too. Ifigenia Oxyzolou ’26 ran a PR in the 200 with a time of 29.78 and Kirsten Man ’26 ran a 28.89 in their first college-level 200 too. Man also PR’d in the long jump with a distance of 4.86 meters, Oxyzolou PR’d with a distance of 4.32 meters and Sophie Segal ’27 PR’d too, with a distance of 4.66 meters. Yue PR’d with a distance of 5.96 meters in the long jump, and Nugent’s distance of 11.31 meters in the triple jump was good for both a PR and a victory in the event. Nugent’s leap was good for 31st in all of Divison III. Then, in the 3000-meter event, there were multiple PRs. Licklider PR’d with a time of 8:53, Willem Goff ’24 had a PR with a time of 8:54, Henry Nguyen ’24 PR’d with a time of 8:59 and Gabe Levin PR’d with a time of 10:03. In addition, Harrow PR’d with a time of 10:46, Zada Forde ’25 had a PR of 10:48, Au PR’d with an 11:00 time, Shayna Zavell ’27 PR’d with a time of 11:29 and Calli Morvay ’26 had a PR of 11:29 too. Lastly, TJ Showstead ’26’s heptathlon performance was filled with four separate PRs (in the 60-meter, the long jump, the shot put and the 100-meters) for a score of 3993 points and sixth place on the day.

Next up, both teams will compete at Boston University’s Valentine Invitational and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Gordon Kelly Invitational on Feb. 10.

Editor’s Note: Sports editor Calli Morvay ’26 did not participate in the writing or editing of this article.

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