<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2017 Smith Invite 2

2017 Pioneer Invitational

At Smith, January 21st

Team Score - 2nd with 162 points

Full Results

60m Elijah  Ngbokoli 7.23 3rd
60m Mayowa Tinubu 7.29 5th
60m Biafra Okoronkwo 7.31 6th
200m Stanley  Dunwell 23.51 1st
200m David  Ingraham 23.83 3rd
200m Theo  Bates 24.12 4th
200m Yonas Shiferaw 25.02 10th
200m Maxim Doiran 25.88 16th
400m Harrison Haigood 55.27 9th
500m David Ingraham 1:08.09 1st
500m Jay Drain 1:08.67 2nd
500m Stanley Dunwell 1:09.92 3rd
600m Jack  Dufton 1:28.77 7th
600m Alex Mangiafico 1:30.19 8th
600m Jeff Ewing 1:31.19 9th
800 Estevan Velez 2:00.32 2nd
800 Chris Stone 2:12.88 9th
1000m Ralph  Skinner 2:33.84 1st
1000m Spencer Ferguson-Dryden 2:34.85 2nd
Mile Chris Stone 4:38.56 10th
60H Maxim  Doiron 8.81 1st
60H Theo  Bates 8.99 2nd
60H Yonas Shiferaw 9.22 4th
LJ Jordan Edwards 6.41m 3rd
LJ Theo  Bates 5.98m 6th
TJ Jordan Edwards 13.07m 1st
TJ Yonas Shiferaw 11.45M 7th
SP Sam Amaka 12.05m 6th
SP Wisdom Yevudza 9.79m 14th
4x200 1:36.50 2nd
Harrison Haigood 23.5
Jay  Drain 24.2
Jeff Ewing 24.5
Alex Mangiafico 24.4
4x400 3:41.75 1st
Biafra Okoronkwo 55.1
Elijah Ngbokoli 55.1
Mayowa Tinubu 53.3
Mayowa Tinubu 58.2
4x800 8:07.20 1st
Spencer  Ferguson-Dryden 1:59.1
Jack Dufton 2:05.7
Estevan  Velez 2:00.8
Ralph  Skinner 2:01.3



Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet – Stanley Dunwell and Ralph Skinner

The team put a close on the intersession period with a strong meet effort at the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Smith College. Despite the heavy legs from some great training over the last 3 weeks, the men were still able to run away with a 2nd place finish in the team standing and had some outstanding performances across a broad spectrum of events. Maxim Doiron continued his torrid start to the season with another victory in the hurdles - and another near 1/4 second PR as he ran 8.81 for the win, and Theo Bates was right on his heels as he grabbed a runner-up finish, and was also under 9 seconds while Yonas Shiferaw grabbed a 4th with a PR of 9.22. The 500m saw a clean sweep of the podium for the Amherst contingent as David Ingraham led Jay Drain and Stanley Dunwell to the 1-2-3 sweep as they ran 1:08.09, 1:08.67 and 1:09.92 respectively. The relays were a big source of points as the men ended the meet with victories in the 4x400 - as the short sprinters (Biafra Okoronkwo, Jordan Edwards, Elijah Ngbokoli and Mayowa Tinibu) stepped up in distance to work on some strength work and grabbed the win, while in the 4x800 the all freshmen quartet of Spencer Ferguson-Dryden, Jack Dufton, Estevan Velez and Ralph Skinner sped around the track in an 8:07 to close out the day on top, while the 4x200 relay consisting of Harrison Lakehomer, Jay, Jeff Ewing and Alex Mangiafico grabbed a silver medal with their 1:36 run. Stanley grabbed his first collegiate victory when he dropped down to the 200 and won it outright from one of the slower sections while David and Theo went 3-4. Jordan continued his unbeaten streak in the triple jump, winning with a 43 foot effort while he also got out over 21 feet in the long jump to grab a 3rd place finish while Theo was 6th. Ralph made his season debut a winning one, as he led Spencer to a 1-2 finish in the 1000m by running a 2:33 while Spencer came across in 2:34. Estevan grabbed a runner-up finish in the 800, using a strong finish to just miss breaking the 2 minute barrier and class mate Chris Stone - who had run the mile earlier in the day in a 4:38 worked on his speed by dropping down to the 4 lapper. The 4x200 helped some of the guys get loose for the later events as (arrison finish 9th in the 400 and shortly after that, Alex and Jeff finished 8th and 9th in the 600m. In the throwing circle, Sam Amaka grabbed a 6th place fish with his 40 foot throw while in the earlier section, Elorm Yevudza continues to show improvements in his first season of throwing, placing 14th. In the days fastest event on the track - the 60m dash - the team was well represented as all three guys made the finals, and it was Elijah who took top honors on the team running 7.23 to grab 3rd, with Mayowa in 5th in 7.29 and Biafra coming through in 6th at 7.31. With classes now back in session, life returns to normal state with just the one practice in the afternoon and a chance to get the legs / bodies / minds under us a little more as we get ready for our next meet this weekend at Springfield College.