This week found both squads of Raider track and field back in action as the men headed to Princeton, New Jersey for the Sam Howell Invitational while the women traveled south to Williamsburg, Virginia for the Colonial Relays. However, due to a snowstorm, the second day of races was cancelled.
Nevertheless, the men’s team fought on and once again found strength in the sprints. Junior Terrence Dilworth nabbed third place in the 100m with a time of 11.14. Right on his heels was senior Geoff Bean with a fourth place time of 11.18.
“We were at another highly competitive meet and we were still able to show off the talent that can exist on such a small team,” Dilworth said. “Every time we get out on the track, we compete and look like a totally different team.”
The duo also ran legs of the 4x100m relay, which claimed second place honors. Joining Dilworth and Bean were junior Thomas Dilworth and sophomore Mike Walden. The four men combined for a time of 42.52. Thomas Dilworth also competed in the 400m, finishing third in 49.90 while Walden cleared half the track in 22.92 to grab a solid fourth in the 200m.
Rounding it out for the men was first-year Lyle Tolli. His 4:03.10 finish in the 1500m guaranteed the Raiders another fourth place spot.
Leading the ladies in Virginia was the sophomore duo of sprinter Curry Knox and thrower Rita Santibanez. Knox flew to an eighth place spot in the 100m with a time of 12.30. Santibanez continued to improve in the javelin, with a sixth place 37.42m throw.
Rounding out the raid on Williamsburg were senior distance runners. In the 800m, senior Nicole Christoforo’s 2:17.03 time was good for 16th. Coming in 13th in the 1500m was senior Liz Crowley with a time of 4:42.26. Senior Hannah Failing finished her 5,000m race in 18:10.74, landing her in the 20th slot. With the meet called halfway through the weekend, the ladies finished in 14th place.
“We heard the news around 8a.m. on Saturday,” Crowley said. “Coming from Colgate weather, we would have been more than prepared to race, but it was apparently too dangerous for the more technical events.”
During this weekend, the women will head to Pennsylvania for the Bison Invitational. The men will stick closer to home, commuting to Hamilton College on Tuesday.