Hanlon and Friends Shine



Emily Rawdon

Last weekend, the running Raiders took their A-game to New York City and Syracuse as they competed in the New Balance Meet and the Syracuse Invitational.

In the city, senior Michael Hanlon had an amazing day, capturing twelfth place overall in the 3,000m race. His time of 8:04.44, one second shy of the current Colgate record, qualified him for the IC4A Championships.

“I think the key to my race at New Balance was just staying patient,” Hanlon said via e-mail. “I was able to justfocus and I ended up with a huge personal best(time).”

In Syracuse, the men’s team narrowed its focus, competing in nothing longer than the mile. Junior Thomas Dilworth crossed the tape first in the 400m dash with a time of 50.39, while twin brother Terrence Dilworth grabbed second in the 55m dash in 6.54 seconds. Bean added another second place finish with his time of 22.74 in the 220m race.

Also placing first were sophomore Mike Walden in the 500m race and senior Sean Field in the weight throw. Rounding out the men’s top three finishes were first-year Charles Green and junior Harrison Newman. Both took second, with Green finishing right on the heels of Dilworth in the 400 and Newman posting a height of 6-1 ? feet in the high jump.

The Colgate women were also familiar faces on the medal podium, placing seven competitors in third place or better. For the third time this season, sophomore Rita Santibanez shattered the school shot put record, which she set in January. This time she bested it by nearly two inches with a throw of 14.14m.

Joining Santibanez as first place finishers were sophomores Curry Knox and Jessica Kielty. Knox posted a time of 7.32 in the 55m dash while Kielty breezed through the 5,000m race in 18:34.76.

First-year Jennifer Bradley clocked a 5:21.99 mile to get the silver medal. Senior Nicole Christoforo did similarly in the 1,000m run with a time of 3:02.07. Rounding out the women’s top finishers were first-years Ashley Niness and Sarah Chabal. Niness finished third in the 500m dash with a time of 1:20.02 and Sarah Chabal earned third in the long jump and triple jump with distances of 5.02m and 10.59m, respectively. The teams hope to ride last weekend’s momentum into Boston as both teams will compete in the St. Valentine’s Invitational at Boston University this Saturday.