It was a successful weekend for the men’s and women’s track and field teams as they traveled to Youngstown State University for the YSU National Track and Field Invitational. Over 25 Raiders recorded personal bests and season-highs while competing in one of the most challenging meets of the season.
In the field events, sophomores Marina Reilly and Regine Cooper excelled and added their names to the Colgate record books. In triple jump, Reilly recorded a distance of 11.31 meters. This was her second longest jump of the season and fourth longest effort in program history. In the shotput, Cooper recorded a throw of 11.65 meters. This was the fifth longest throw in Colgate women’s track and field history. Also competing in the triple jump was first-year Tianna Biscone, who recorded an impressive 10.51
Personal and season bests were recorded in a variety of distances on the track. In the 400 meter dash, first-years Carly Schwartz and Katie Weber set personal bests, clocking in at 1.01.61 and 1.05.14, respectively. In the 5,000 meter discipline, seniors Anna Orientale and Kat Titterton posted season-best times of 1:19.32 and 1:23.83, respectively. New bests were secured in the 3000 meter race as well, with first-year Vicky Martinez posting a personal best 10:47.58. In the same race, senior Rebecca Easly recorded a season high time of 10:58.03.
In the middle distances, sophomore Skyler Berardi shined as she clocked in at a personal best of 5:32.33 in the one mile race. Sophomore Emma Palmer also recorded a personal best in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:21.01. In the 4×400 meter relay, the team of Schwartz, Reilly, Orientale and Palmer recorded a season best of 4:07.39.
The men’s track and field team was equally successful over the weekend, recording a series of personal and season bests. In the 5,000 meter discipline, senior Bobby Galante was a highlight as he posted a 14:56.14, the eighth fastest time in program history. In the same event, junior Timothy Engleheart posted a season best of 16:08.21. Three Raiders finished with personal bests in the 800 meter race. First-year Ethan Dorow posted a 2:03.01, first-year Louis Kettelberger posted a 2:03.31 and junior Daniel Palladino posted a 2:02.10.
In the mile race, first-year Jonathan Abbott led the way with a personal best 4:24.19. Right behind him were Nikhil Tewari and Troy Kelly, with times of 4:46.39 and 4:43.02, respectively. In the 3000 meter race, first-year Lucas Culley posted a personal record of 9:17.67. In the 200 meter dash, sophomore Brandon Gonzales set the pace with a time of 25.78 seconds.
First-year Patrick Needham was successful on the field, setting personal records of 11.32 in the shot put and 12.05 meters in the weight throw. In the 4×400 meter race, juniors Colin Loughlin and Aidan Kutner, as well as Castillo and Moe, finished with a season best 3:24.68. Next up, the Raiders will host the Class of 1932 Meet in the Sanford Field House.
“The alumni mile is typically the highlight of the meet. Recent Colgate graduates come back to campus to race a mile and realize how old and out of shape they’ve gotten,” senior Bobby Galante said about the
The meet will take place on Saturday, February 11, and begin at 11 a.m. and will be in the Sanford Field House.