Surf & Turf: Indoor Track
Issue   |   Tue, 02/07/2012 - 20:25

The women’s and men’s indoor track teams competed at the Terrier Invitational and Joe Donahue Invitational meets, respectively, with a number of successful individual performances.

Women

The women competed at Boston Univ.’s Terrier Invitational meet.

Sophomore Naomi Bates broke the College’s record in the 200-meter dash. Her time of 25.71 was more than half a second faster than the previous 21-year-old record, set in 1991 by Tarsha Echols ’94. Bates also holds the school record in the 100-meter dash, a mark she set last year.

Bates placed 14th in the 200 and in the long jump. Junior Jessica Mueller was 25th in the long jump.
Sophomore Amy Dao led the Jeffs in the 1,000-meter run with an 18th-place finish. Senior Marlis Gnirke finished 25th in the field of 49 runners. Junior Keri Lambert placed 23rd of 116 runners in the mile.

The women’s next race is at the Smith Tartan Invitational this Saturday.

Men

The men’s team just missed out on a top-10 spot at Northeastern Univ.’s Joe Donahue Indoor Games, placing 11th of 16 teams. The Univ. of Connecticut claimed the top spot with 187.50 points, followed by Brown and Northeastern. Rival Williams placed just ahead of the Jeffs in 10th.

Senior standout Ben Scheetz had a hand in all 20 of the Jeffs’ points. He claimed first place in the 800-meter run and was on the winning distance medley relay team along with Pat Grimes ’13, Matt Melton ’14 and Romey Sklar ’15.

Grimes’ ninth-place finish in the mile was just out of scoring range. Andrew Erskine also placed ninth in the 5,000-meter run.

Matt Melton came in 12th in the 400-meter dash, while Nick Codola ’15 came in 14th in the 500. Lucas Lebovitz ’15 and Charlie Reighard ’14 placed 12th and 15th, respectively, in the 1,000.

The Jeffs 4x400 relay team of Alex Durkee ’15, Codola, Eli Howe ’13 and Chris Erickson ’12 finished 10th.

The men return to the track next Saturday at the Springfield Invitational.

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