Track and Field concludes first event with positive outtakes
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – For the first time in 358 days, the Lehigh athletics programs were back in competition. The Mountain Hawks welcomed the Greyhounds of Loyola (Md.) To the Rauch Fieldhouse. The men’s team competed in a showdown between brown and white, while the women’s team fought against Loyola (Md.).
Jamie Zamrin started the mile run with a time of 5: 0910. Hetty McMillian (5: 15.49), Annalize Davis (5: 16.46) and newcomer Andrine Larsen (5: 17.62) took the first four places of the event. On the 800 m, Natalie Condon and Carly Friend achieved the first two places in a narrow goal. Condon (2: 19.27) hardly prevailed against Friend (2: 19.43) at the finish.
Camari Griffin won the 200 m with a time of 27.62, while Ashley Struck (27.74) and Morgan McConnell (27.93) finished third and fourth. In the 60mH, Brown and White finished second to fourth, while Chae Kim finished second with a time of 9.51. Ashley Griesmeyer was third with 9.65 and Brett DeWeese fourth with 9.70.
In the pole vault, Carly Roche recorded a 9’0 “mark. Roche tried the 9’6” mark, but failed to record the mark in her three attempts. Teasha McKoy took first place in the weight throw at 16.17 m, while Veronica Meyer was right behind her in second place at 13.57 m.
In the high jump, the Mountain Hawks had three athletes put a mark at 5’4 “. Kerry Perna, Calista Marzolino and Rachel Sequeira all scored the mark. Perna was the only Lehigh athlete to break the mark without fail. The trio tried the mark at 5’6 “but couldn’t reach the altitude. Maddy Harding finished fourth at 5’2 “.
For the men, the greyhounds are without an athletics team, which means the Brown and White didn’t take on themselves until Sunday night.
Starting with the mile run, Jacob Martinez was first and defeated his teammates with a time of 4: 25.54. The newcomers James Keaney (4: 28.51) and Tyler French (4: 30.97) took second and third place for Lehigh. On the 200m, Samuel Tapera started the season hot with a first place at 11:55 p.m. Chris Tackett finished second with a time of 24.15 while Douglas Cooke finished third with 24.18. In the 60mH the newcomer Dan Stipanov registered a time of 8.96.
Newcomer Achilles Mouzakis prevailed over his teammate Quinn Conlan in the weight loss. Mouzakis ‘mark of 13.02 m (42’8.75 “) exceeded Conlan’s 13.01 m. Mouzakis’ winning mark came on his last attempt. In the long jump, Ian Scott’s dominant mark of 6.48 m (21’3.25 “) higher than that of Brittann Pierce (5.81 m) and Louis Logsdail (4.98 m).
Next, Lehigh will face Army West Point in the Patriot League Indoor Challenge in West Point, NY