<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2015 Smith Winter Classic

Smith Winter Classic

At Smith, December 6th 2015

 

Full Results

Event
Mark
Place
600
Nick Codola
1:23.65
1
60
Thomas Matthew
7.18
2
400
David Ingraham
51.85
2
800
Chris Butko
1:59.29
3
200
Thomas Matthew
23.56
4
LJ
Khalil Flemming
6.20
4
TJ
Khalil Flemming
12.27
4
400
Harrison Haigood
54.31
5
600
Jamie Sandel
1:26.47
5
TJ
Steve Hetterich
12.17
6
200
Josh Young
24.08
8
800
Jesse Fajnzylber
2:05.78
8
60H
Jamie Sandel
9.21
8
LJ
Mark Cort
6.09
8
400
Jeffrey Ewing
55.93
9
800
Peter Horton
2:06.10
9
LJ
Steve Hetterich
5.68
9
60
Josh Young
7.49
10
WT
Mike McCall
10.06
10
800
Justin Barry
2:10.77
11
LJ
Harrison Haigood
5.34
12
60
Nick Codola
7.78
16
SP
Mike McCall
8.87
16
200
Jeffrey Ewing
25.72
20
4x400
Ingraham 52.5
3:35.09
4
Haigood 55.8
Sandel 54.5
Codola 52.2

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Nick Codola & Thomas Matthew

A small contingent of men officially kicked off the 2014-15 Indoor Track & Field season by heading across the river to compete at the Smith College's Winter Classic meet. The large majority of those who raced XC this fall are just coming off a break and were not competing so the uniforms were donned by the sprinters, jumpers and thrower who have been working hard this fall and looking at the meet as a good starting point to see where their work has brought them. For the jumpers, it was their first time in the sand this fall so expectations were minimal and just looking to try and get back into a jumping rhythm - which took a few attempts! Khalil Flemming had the farthest effort in the long jump, hitting a 6.20 for 4th while Mark Cort was just over 6 meters though a couple of huge attempts were fouls on his final 2 attempts showed that he has still got it! Steve Hetterich made the finals as well, finishing 9th while Harrison Haigood got his spikes dirty for the first time. The Triple jump immediately followed the long jump so not a lot of time to rest, and Khalil and Steve both were out around 40 feet - though looking a little sluggish with their phases, most likely from the 6 attempts in the long moments earlier. Captain Nick Codola grabbed the day's lone victory in the 600, as he made a strong move around the 500m mark to take the lead and powered through to a 1:23.65 win. In the next section, Jamie Sandel would make a strong move in the last lap to win his heat and run a 3 second PR of 1:26.47 to go along with his qualifying for the finals in the 60 Hurdles earlier in the day by running 9.21. David Ingraham nearly opened up his Amherst track career by grabbing a victory, but just before the finish line, he was caught from behind after leading wire to wire in the 400 but posted a great opening time of 51.85. In the next section, Harrison would grab a win in his heat where he and freshmen classmate Jeff Ewing would finish 1st and 3rd running 54.31 and 55.93. Thomas Matthew would head the short sprint crew as he won his section in the 60m by running 7.24 to advance to the finals, and then in the finals would knock more time off from his PR by running 7.18 to finish 2nd, while Josh Young would finish 10th with his 7.49. Later in the day, both would compete in the same section of the 200 with TMatt again taking the team honors with his 23.56 for 4th overall (but a section win) with JoYo just over the 24 second mark in 8th. While most of the XC guys did not compete, a quartet did want to jump on the track and compete in the 800 but despite no preparation for the meet, and following the same training schedule as everyone else, they competed well as freshmen Chris Butko would grab 3rd with a 1:59.29 while Jesse Fajnzylber and Peter Horton would battle all the way to the line with Jesse in top, and then Justin Barry just missing breaking 2:10 despite being more of a longer distance guy. Another newcomer to the team and sport, Mike McCall would compete in the Shot Put and the Weight throw for his first ever track met. The day ended up with the guys running a 4x400 that would easily win their section and place 4th overall as David, Harrison, Jamie and Nick would run 3:35 to put a cap on a real solid opening season meet. With the next meet not being until the middle of January, the guys will return to building strength and after getting A's on their finals exams and end of semester papers, will look to carry the momentum through the New year top start of the crux of the season.