Cambridge, MA—The men's track and field team traveled to MIT today to compete at the Farley-Kelly Dual meet. This meet provides an opportunity for pure competition between Williams and MIT, two historically dominant New England programs. MIT came out on top today, with 113 points to Williams' 86 points.
The meet started in the field. In the discus, Frank Scheck '20 threw two successive personal bests, finishing with a mark of 40.02m for 5th. Co-captain Mykel Miller '20 was 7th, with a mark of 34.48m, while Scott Fineberg '22 was 8th, in 33.82m. All three returned for the hammer throw, where Fineberg finished 5thwith a mark of 41.05m, Miller 7thin 39.17m, and Scheck 8thin 32.41m. Miller returned for the shot put, finishing 6thwith a mark 10.06m. In the javelin, Paul Sheils '22 made his debut for the Ephs, finishing 3rdwith a mark of 46.64m. Danny Renwick '21 was 4th, with a mark of 45.67m, while Nolan Holley '22 was 5th, with a mark of 29.59m.
In the jumps, the Ephs had a very successful performance. Carson Kurtz '22 notched a collegiate personal best in the pole vault, clearing 4.55m on his first attempt to finish 2nd. Marshall Borrus '20 finished 7th, clearing 4.10m. In the long jump, Will Kingham '22 finished 1st, winning with a jump of 6.63m. Bariki Innis '21 was 3rd, in 6.20m, while Sheils was 4th, in 6.06m. Sam Mecha '21 was 6th, jumping 5.56m. Innis and Kingham returned for the triple jump, joined by John Zhou '20. Innis won with a leap of 13.23m on his final attempt, a significant personal best. Zhou was 2nd, jumping 13.16m, while Kingham was 4th, with 12.59m.
On the track, the Ephs made the most of the warm, mild conditions. In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Jacob Kahrs '19, Jake Lange '21, Ryan Watson '22, David Azzara '19 and Hamza Mankor '22 finished 2-6. Kahrs ran 9:39.98, while Lange and Ryan finished in 9:57.82 and 9:58.96, respectively. Azzara ran an enormous personal best, closing hard to qualify for Division III New Englands, in 10:03.73. Mankor impressed in his second ever steeple, running his own personal best of 10:49.78. In the 4x100, the Ephs notched a time of 44.58 seconds, for 2nd. In the 1500, Aidan Ryan '21 led a 1-4 sweep, finishing in 3:55.94 to Tristan Colaizzi's '20 3:57.53, Nick Gannon's '20 3:59.18, and co-captain Lucas Estrada's '20 3:59.33.
In the 110 hurdles, Ben Telicki '22 finished 1stin 16.54 seconds, while Isaki Wada Law was 2ndin 21.17 seconds. Both returned for the 400 hurdles, joined by Zhou. There, Telicki finished 3rdin 58.30, with Zhou 4thin 1:00.81 and Wada Law 5thin 1:09.82. In the 400, the Ephs welcomed Cole O'Flaherty '21 back into the racing lineup. The sophomore won in 50.05, followed by Elliott Fong '19 in 50.84 for 3rd, Chris Bassett '22 4thin 51.59, Nolan Holley '22 6thin 52.58, and Karol Regula '21 7thin 53.74. Kingham and Mecha returned for the 100, finishing 2ndand 4threspectively, in times of 11.28 seconds and 12.19 seconds.
In the 800, Colaizzi returned to compete, joined by Sam Schraver '22 and Felix Biwott '21. After a slow first lap, Colaizzi blasted the second lap, winning in 1:56.74. Schraver was 4th, in 2:02.96, with Biwott 5th, in 2:06.65. In the 200, Fong was 2ndin 22.86 seoncds, with Regula 5thin 23.53 and Bassett 6thin 23.76. In the 5000, Elias Lindgren '22 impressed, winning in 15:13.83. Austin Anderson '19 was 2nd, in 15:31.12, with co-captain Zeke Cohen '10 4th, in 15:35.98.
The Ephs closed out the meet with the relays. In the 4x400, the Ephs finished 2ndin 3:36.97; in the 4x800, the Ephs won in 7:58.95.
Head Coach Ethan Barron was impressed with the team's performance, saying, "I felt that we competed well today and brought great energy. We posted a slew of new NESCAC qualifiers. It was great to see the competitiveness of this squad. In the end, we were a bit undermanned for the dual meet but we'll just have to retool, get stronger, and bring more next year."
The Ephs will return to competition next Saturday, April 20, at the Williams Invititational.