Men’s and Women’s track hosted Springfield College Classic

Stephen Monahan
Staff Writer
@stephenm330

track april 28
Photo courtesy of Springfield College Athletics.

The Springfield College track team competed in the Springfield College Classic at home this past weekend. The women finished in fourth, with a score of 86.5 points, while the men finished in sixth, with a score of 87 points.

The women were led by Erin Womboldt, who jumped to a first place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.36 seconds and first in the triple jump, with a distance of 10.90 meters. Darian Dailey jumped to a first place finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.23 meters. Carly Markos dominated, placing first in the hammer throw with a distance of 52.81 meters. The 4×400 meter relay team consisting of Kristen Madeia, Colleen Rice, Macayla LaChance and Katharine Lewis rounded out the women’s strong performances by finishing first with a combined time of 4:12.94.

The men were led by Jack Pinho, who dashed to a first place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.67. John O’Hanlon held onto first in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:44.68. Alexander Niemiec jumped to a second place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.72 meters. The 4×100 meter relay team consisting of Marlon Black, Jacob Buhelt, Michael Hunter and Niemiec grabbed second with a combined time of 43.81 meters. Brandon Hammerstrom rounded out the men’s’ strong round of performances by taking second in shot put, with a distance of 14.91 meters, and third in the hammer throw with a distance of 45.64 meters.

The team will now prepare for the NEWMAC championships, which will take place Saturday at Coast Guard.

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