Women's Track Tops 8-Way Meet
March 29, 2014
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette track team hosted an eight way meet on this rainy Saturday afternoon at Metzgar Fields. The women's squad nabbed first place with 152 points, while the men finished second with 110 points.
The women were paced by an abundance of top three finishes. Mara Blanchard took third place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.44. Devin Smith sprinted to a 25.45 finish in the 200-meter dash, bringing home second place. Grace Watters set the pace in the 800-meter run at 2:20.52.
Rose Willey and Stephanie Benko ran hip to hip in the 1500-meter run with Willey finishing second at 4:49.13 while Benko clocked in at 4:49.20 for third place. In the 3000-meter run, Isabella Maita rounded out the top three when she crossed the finish line at 10:49.22.
Tessa Broholm was the runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles after completing her lap in 1:07.41. Erin Keen and Haley Langton teamed up with Blanchard and Smith to win the 4x100 relay in 48.85.
In the field for the women, Rachel Douglas's 1.55 meter (5'1") leap in the high jump garnered her a third place finish. Brittany Powell took third place in the long jump with her 5.11 meter (16' 9 ¾") flight. Rachel Pena (12.24 meters, 40'2"), Laura Oh (11.13 meters, 36'6 ¾"), and Sarah Talmadge (11.05 meters, 36'3") completed the Leopard trifecta in the shot put. Oh would also take third in the discus with a distance of 33.23 meters (109').
Pena qualified for ECAC competition in the hammer throw when she bested the field with a 56.82 (186'5") heave, and Talmadge took third with a 31.05 meter (142'4") throw. Allyx Hunsberger (38.20 meters, 125'4") and Jamie Sheppard (31.05 meters, 101'10") finished in first and third place, respectively, in the javelin.
On the men's side, David Robinson won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.50. Jarrel Bobb garnered the victory in the 200-meter dash sprinting to a 22.77 finish. Thomas Day (4:06.02) and Andrew Morra (4:08.75) finished the 1500-meter run in second and third. Tim Shaw's 54.89 and Neil Franzese's 55.03 in the 400-meter hurdles gave the Maroon and White a 1-2 finish.
In the field, Juannell Riley qualified for IC4A competition after the launched the hammer 53.37 meters (175'1"), Mac Maguire would be the runner up with a 51.72 meter (169'8") throw. Riley's 41.53 meter (136'3") discus toss was good for third place. Austin Wiles' height of 1.94 meters (6'4 ¼") in the high jump gave him a third place finish, while Chris Luna chucked the javelin 56.16 meters (184'3") to take the top spot in the event.
The Leopards are back in action on April 5, when they host rival Lehigh at Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex.