Mountain Hawks continue impressive stretch at Army’s Twilight Meet

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WEST POINT, NY – The Lehigh men’s and women’s athletics teams had a host of athletes traveling to West Point to attend the Army Twilight Meet on Thursday afternoon. The Mountain Hawks just completed the Patriot League Championships in the same location three and a half days ago. The Brown and White had success at Shea Stadium in the Army last weekend and decided to head back. Success found the Mountain Hawks again.

Throughout the evening, Lehigh won two overall events, with Chae Kim winning the 110mH on time with a time of 15.00 while Andrine Larsen took her first college win in the 5K time of 18: 49.95. In the same 5 km run, Grace Kolbe, who was a runner in the first year, came in second with a time of 19: 02.12, directly behind Larsen.

Junior Teasha McKoy spent an impressive evening on Thursday with remarkable performances in the shot put and discus. McKoy moved up one more place on the list of all-time school leaders at both events. The junior came second in both the shot put (13.97 m) and discus (46.99 m). McKoy is now second all-time in the shot put while he’s third all-time in discus.

Connor Melko, who won an insane silver medal in the 5K in the PLCs, continued his strong season and finished second on 1500m with a time of 3: 48.13. Teammate distance runner Jacob Martinez finished 10th overall with 4: 01.55.

The men’s team also had strong placings at field events throughout the day. In the discus, Quinn Conlan took third place overall with a mark of 45.30 m, while Brittann Pierce came back into action and took third place in the high jump by clearing 1.93 m on his second attempt. Pierce tried to clear the bar at 1.98 but was unsuccessful. The women’s team also performed excellently at the field events. Avery Roze took third place in the long Jumo at 5.24 m (on her sixth attempt). Freshman Kerry Perna, who won a bronze medal at the PLCs, came fourth in the high jump of 1.61 m.

Kerem Ayhan finished seventh on 400m and set up a PR with a time of 51.19 while he finished ninth on 200m at 11.45pm. Simone Davey finished sixth on the 800m at 2:19:06. The Mountain Hawks also welcomed the return of Louis Logsdail in the pole vault (4.20m on his third attempt), who finished fifth. Brandston Duffie (1: 53.17) and Kyle Burke (1: 54.27) took seventh and tenth place in the men’s over 800 m.

Next, the Mountain Hawks will compete in the IC4a / CAC championships this coming weekend (May 14-16).

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