Surf & Turf: Indoor Track and Field
Issue   |   Wed, 12/07/2011 - 01:46

The track and field teams had a very strong showing at the Smith Winter Invitational, a non-team-scoring meet, combining for eight individual wins.

Highlight: Sophomore Naomi Bates placed first in three events. She won the 60-meter dash in eight seconds flat and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.80. She placed first in the long jump, jumping 5.35 meters.

Women

The women’s team was dominant in Saturday’s meet. The performance of the day came from Naomi Bates ’14, who won the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

Bates, however, was by no means the only standout: senior Ellen Richmond bested the competition in the 800-meter run, while Lisa Walker ’14 did the same in the mile. Abby Hopper ’13 finished first in the 3,000 meter run.

In addition to the slew of first-place victories, the Jeffs received second-place finishes from Jessica Mueller ’13 in the high jump and first-years Molly Levy and Abraelle Shirley in the 200- and 60-meter dash, respectively. Sophomore Jaya Tripathi rounded out the day claiming third place in the 600. Thrower Jordan Roehl ’12 took third in the shot put and second in the weight throw.

Men

The men’s indoor track and field team excelled in Saturday’s Classic, winning two events in the meet.

First-year Mark Cort topped the triple jump event, while junior Selasie Krampa paced the field in the 200-meter dash. Additionally, the Jeffs owned the remaining top four spots in the 200, as Cort, Persie Gijima ’14 and Steven Hetterich ’15 followed Krampa.

Krampa himself rounded out an impressive day by earning fourth place in the 60-meter dash, a race in which the Jeffs had three of the top eight times. Cort was equally impressive, finishing second in the 400.

Further highlights came from first-years Alex Durkee, who finished third in the 1,000-meter dash, and Nick Codola, who, along with Durkee, Matt Melton ’14 and Pete Skurman ’12, took second in the 4x400 relay.

Melton was the runner-up in the 600-meter race while senior Chris Erickson finished third in the 800.

After the holidays, the Jeffs will head to the Tufts Invitational, their first scoring meet of the year, on Jan. 14.

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