Williams Hosts Ephs Field & Track Meet

Williams Hosts Ephs Field & Track Meet


WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - While part of the team was competing at Boston University, some men stayed on campus to host the Williams Field & Track Meet. This meet offers certain athletes - specifically throwers, jumpers, and short sprinters - an opportunity to compete without making the long trek to Boston.

In the 55 meter hurdles (which is shorter than the standard 60 meters athletes usually race), Jackson Anderson '23 ran 8.08 and Ben Telicki '22 ran 8.23 in the finals. Brandon Hashemi '23 and Nick Langel '23 also clocked good times in the preliminary heats - 9.81 and 9.98 respectively.

Sam Mecha '21 had a strong race in the 55m dash, finishing in 7.04. Danny Irvine '23 - who usually competes in throws - also sprinted, running 7.74.

The Ephs filled most of the slots in the mile, with Caleb Dittmar '23, Hamza Mankor '22, and Reed Putnam '23 all crossing the finish line - Dittmar in 4:48.47, Mankor in 4:52.13, and Putnam in 4:56.38.

James Dunivan '20 was the lone Eph in both the high jump and the triple jump, jumping 1.85m and 11.51m respectively.

There were many Williams athletes in the pole vault, though. Sam Riley '23 and Carson Kurtz '22 both vaulted over 4.15m. Telicki cleared 3.25m, and Anderson got over 2.80m.

In the long jump, Jacob Rosenberg '22 leaped a personal best of 6.11m. Mecha was right behind him, jumping 6.10m, also setting a new personal best. Hashemi jumped 5.01m.

The Ephs that competed in the throws put up solid marks. In the weight throw, Frank Scheck '20 threw 14.17m, setting a new personal best. Scott Fineberg '22 tossed 13.75m and Mykel Miller '20 threw 13.34m. There were many strong performances in the shot put, as well. Miller threw a season best of 13.54m. Fineberg had a huge personal best of 13.06m, almost 1.50 meters farther than his previous best. Scheck, Dunivan, Anderson, Irvine, Hashemi, and Telicki also all threw personal bests. This cascade of new personal bests marked the end of the Field and Track Meet.

The whole team will travel to Springfield College next Saturday before returning the following weekend for the DIII New England Championships.