The Springfield College track team competed in the 2016 USCGA Spring Invitational this past weekend in New London, C.T. The women finished in 7th place with a score of 49 points, while the men finished in 9th place with a score of 40 points.
The women were led by Carly Markos who finished 2nd in the hammer throw with a distance of 43.06 meters. Darian Dailey took home 2nd in the triple jump with a distance of 9.75 meters. Erin Womboldt jumped to a 3rd place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.36 seconds. The 4 x 100 meter relay team finished in 2nd place with a combined time of 51.83 seconds. Kailee Oates rounded out the women’s’ strong performances by taking 4th in the javelin throw with a distance of 30.02 meters and 7th in the discus throw with a distance of 31.19 meters.
The men were led by Brandon Hammerstrom who took first in the shot put with a distance of 14.08 meters and 5th in the hammer throw with a distance of 43.48 meters. Whit Devaux threw his way to 2nd in the javelin throw with a distance of 51.14 meters. Timothy Harvey finished 2nd in the triple jump with a distance of 12.40 meters. Johnathan Ready ended up in 8th in the shot put after throwing a distance of 11.36 meters. Daniel Lane rounded out the men’s performance by taking 8th place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.86.
The team will look to shake off the rust and improve next weekend at home, against Middlebury and SUNY Plattsburgh.