<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2016 Smith Invite

2016 Smith Invite

At Smith, Dec 3rd

Full Results

Event Name Mark Place
200 Jordan Edwards 23.94 6th
200 Mayowa Tinubu 24.37 10th
200 Cornell  Brooks 26.05 21st
400 Maxim  Doiron 56.12 7th
400 Theo  Bates 56.22 8th
400 Yonas Shiferaw 56.64 10th
600 Ermias  Kebede 1:24.76 3rd
600 David Ingraham 1:26.11 5th
600 Jay  Drain 1:27.15 7th
600 Stanley Dunwell 1:28.73 8th
600 Harrison Haigood 1:30.80 9th
800 Chris  Butko 1:57.02 1st
800 Vernon Espinoza 1:58.51 3rd
800 Jack  Dufton 2:00.43 4th
800 Estevan  Velez 2:02.62 5th

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet – Ermias Kebede

The 2016-17 Track & Field season officially got under way with a low key, small squad competing at nearby Smith College. While a couple of guys who did XC ran the 800 for fun and a test of the legs, the majority of entrants were the sprinters / jumpers who have been training hard all fall. The meet would be a good opportunity to test the fitness and competitiveness for them, and to provide additional challenge - most guys did not do their primary events, and competed at races longer than they would normally focus on. We did not have anyone in any field events nor 60 / 60 Hurdles, so it was good to get a gauge of where their strength was. Chris Butko, as he did last year, used a potent kick over the final 100m of the race to pull away for a win in the 800 while behind him in 3rd, Vernon Espinoza ran solidly under 2:00 while first years Jack Dufton and Estevan Velez got their AC uniforms dirty for the first time as they came in 4th and 5th running 2:00 and 2:02. Ermias Kebede led the charge in the 600, as he won the first section with a PR of 1:24.76 as he used his XC strength in the final lap to create some distance while in his heat, Jay Drain and Harrison Haigood would each tackle the 600 for the first time, with Jay running a very solid 1:27 and Harry just over 1:30. IN the next section of the 600, Stanley Dunwell, running his first indoor race, got out aggressively over the first half and paid the price a little bit but still came him in 1:28 while David Ingraham laid off the early pace and finished well to run a 1:26.11, taking 5th overall. The 400 was the first event of the day for the guys, and the trio of hurdlers all took to this race to see who would earn bragging rights this week. While not particularly aggressive in the first lap, and probably the reason for the times not being a little quicker at the end of the day, the guys did well with their first races of the year as Maxim Doiron came across the line first, with TheoBbates and Yonas Shiferaw each donning the purple and white for the first time an finishing right on his heels. The final event of the day was the 200, and always can be a little bit of a shock to the system running real fast with tight turns, but the guys were up to the challenge as Jordan Edwards stretched out his triple jumping legs to grab 6th overall in 23.94 with Mayowa Tinubu hot on his heels in 10th, and in an earlier section Cornell Brooks finished 21st. We will be off from competing for a few weeks now as our next meet will be after the New Years with the Little Three's at Wesleyan on January 14th. In the meantime, we will get a few more days of solid training before the boys head into reading period and the start of finals before embarking on the holiday break.