Mountain Hawks tally 26 total wins at the Lafayette Tri Meet on Saturday
EASTON, Pa. – For the fifth weekend in a row, the Lehigh men’s and women’s athletics teams competed against the Leopards and the Pioneers of the Sacred Heart at the Lafayette Tri Meet on Saturday. At the end of the one-day event, the Mountain Hawks dominated the day with 26 wins.
In the women’s category, Brittany Curtins’ hammer throw of 53.83 m started the field for victory on her sixth attempt. Junior Tesha McKoy scored a decisive victory with a 12.73 meter mark in the shot put. Curtin (42.05) and McKoy (41.72) also went one and two into the discus. In the high jump, Calista Marzolino took her first career win and Kerry Perna finished second by overtaking the 1.65 meter mark. The two women could not make the jump to 1.70 m. In the 4x100m relay, Brett DeWeese, Alexis Smith, Camari Griffin and Morgan McConnell won past their opponents and won with a time of 48.65.
The Mountain Hawks finished the 1,500 m run with one and two. Christina Yakaboski (4: 47.29) took her first career win and Jade Sessions (4: 47.36) came second. Lehigh also dominated the field and had the top 4 in 800m with Carly Friend (2: 18.18), Hetty McMillian (2: 19.34), Jade Sessions (2: 21.22) and Miranda Royds (2: 21 , 45). Kaja Skerlj and Lauren Powell took first and second place in the 400mH. Skerlj’s winning time was 1: 03.92, while Powell’s time of 1: 10.32 was good enough for second place. The 4x400m relay team of Ashley Struck, Friend, Smith and Skerlj won with a time of 4: 04.99.
The Senior Smith scored another 200-meter victory that day with a time of 25.84. The newcomer Struck was born on November 26th. Second right behind her. The first year athlete, Struck, took the 400-meter victory at 59.46. Camari Griffin finished fourth in the 400 meter run with 1: 02.86. The talented senior DeWeese added another win in the 100mH with a time of 14.96 while Ashley Griesmeyer finished third at 3.15pm. McConnell, another Lehigh senior, scored another 100-meter win at 12:72 p.m.
In the obstacle course, newcomer Lindsay MacLellan came second with a time of 11: 35.92. Rachel Sequeira finished second for the Mountain Hawks in the triple jump of 11.26m, while Avery Roze finished fourth with a mark of 10.52m. Senior DeWeese took second place in the long jump on 5.14 m, while Sequeira took fourth place on 5.08 m. Veronica Meyer (35.01 m) and Brianna Wanbaugh (32.63 m) took third and fourth place in the Speer.
In the men’s category, the second Ian Scott scored two victories in the high jump (1.90 m) and long jump (6.53 m) that day. Conor Reilly continued to excite in his rookie campaign when the newcomer won another pole vault with 4.63 m. Senior Riley LaRiviere won his first career event in the shot put at 14.58 m and also won the discus at 42.55 m. LaRiviere also took second place in the hammer throw at 52.47 m. The newcomer Achilles Mouzakis was 48.97 Third in the hammer, his brother Anastasios fourth with 48.18 m.
In the 100-meter run, the older sprinter Samuel Tapera blew past his opponents and won with a time of 11.23. The senior distance runner Nick Norton won the obstacle race with a time of 9: 21.09. Amondo Lemmon (50.39) and Douglas Cooke (50.56) took first and second place for the Mountain Hawks in the 400 meter run. Lehigh dominated the 800m by taking the top three places in Sean Brown (1: 55.94), Brandtson Duffie (1: 58.21) and Kerem Ayhan (1: 59.76).
In the 4x400m relay, Evan El-Halawani, Ayhan, Cooke and Lemmon won with a time of 3: 25.59. Jacob Martinez won the 1500m with a time of 4: 01.49, while Jeffrey Kirshenbaum took third place with 4: 02.87. The second Lemmon also recorded a victory in the 200-meter run at 10:68 p.m., while the Senior Tapera finished third at 11:05 p.m.
In the javelin, the older thrower Mouzakis came second with 40.56 m. Lehigh took second and third place in the 110mH with Nardelli (15.26) and Stipanov (15.64). In the 400mH, Lehighs Tackett (56.10), El-Halawani (56.48) and Vincent Polignano (57.13) took two to four. The newcomers Griffin Pumilia (15: 45.24) and Sean Campiglia (16: 02.32) rounded off the day for Lehigh and finished third and fourth in the 5 km run.
Next up next Saturday, the Brown and White will host the John and Carol Covet Classic at the Goodman Track and Field Complex.
PRs from the Lafayette Tri Meet
Ashley Griesmeyer – 100 m hurdles, 100 m (bound)
Emma Harrington – Hammer
Calista Marzolino – High Jump (First College Victory)
Kerry Perna – High Jump (bound)
Alexis Smith – 200 m
Ashley Struck – 200 m, 400 m
Madison fence – 1500 m
James Keaney – 1500 m
Riley LaRiviere – Shot Put (First College Victory)
Amondo Lemmon – 200 m
Jacob Martinez – 1500 m
Achilles Mouzakis hammer
Vincent Polignano – 400 m hurdles
John Siani – Discus
Trevor Thenga – 200 m
Nick Wilson – 1500 m
Ryan Wycherley – 800 m