TRACK AND FIELD WITH MULTIPLE TOP FINISHERS AT GREYHOUND INVITATIONAL
Dylan Capwell (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) set a new school record in the 800 at Princeton on Friday, racing it in 1:49.40, and Mariah Toussaint (Tulsa, Okla./Brooke Point/Midland) posted a long jump of 20’ 9.75”, currently a top ten mark nationally. McLean Lipschutz (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) recorded a javelin mark of 238’, also a top ten mark in the country this outdoor season.
Other highlights include the men’s 100, where Ahmier Dupree (Lakewood, N.J./Lakewood/Montclair State) won the event in 10.85 seconds and Eric Kahana (Freehold, N.J./Freehold) finished second in 10.92 seconds. Both marks are IC4A qualifiers, and the women’s 100 meter dash fared just as well. Four Hawks reached the finals, and Lachelle Wallace (Herndon, Va./South Lakes) finished in 12.02 seconds, good for ECAC qualification. Toussaint took second in 12.14 seconds. Ben Boyd (Port Murray, N.J./West Morris Central) won the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.82 seconds, and on the women’s side, it was Antoinette Isekenegbe (Vineland, N.J./Vineland) taking third in the 200. Boyd continued his strong day by winning the 400 also, with an IC4A mark of 48.06, while John Malespina (Park Ridge, N.J./Park Ridge) claimed fifth with a time of 49.49. Isekenegbe placed for the women in the 400 also.
Chris Solda (Bethlehem, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic) was the top MU finisher in the 800 at Moravian with a time of 1:56.71. In the 1500, Domenick D’Agostino (Wallington, N.J./Wallington) won in 3:56.72, and Khari Bowen () took fourth. Danielle Branco (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) won the women’s 1500, finishing in 4:42.58. Rachael Baker (Hanson, Mass./Whitman Hanson Regional) took sixth in the steeplechase, finishing in 11:56.41.
The 100m hurdles saw Jalen Walker (Burlington, N.J./BCIT/Burlington Township) qualify for IC4A’s with a first place finish and a time of 14.42. Two spots behind him in third was Stephen Adkisson (Mays Landing, N.J./Oakcrest). Four women advanced to the finals in the 100 hurdles, with Kate Frye (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro) finishing in 14.39, good for first and Mel Lewis (Midland Park, N.J./Midland Park) claiming second. Laura Williams (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick Township) won the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.92, and Geordan Ferguson (Lakehurst, N.J./Manchester Township) won the 400 men’s hurdles in 55.05 with Luis Reyes (Hoboken, N.J./William L. Dickinson/Saint Peter’s) claiming second. The women’s 4x400 relay team of Nia Driver (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence), Ashley Grenger (Hazlet, N.J./St. John Vianney), McKenny Coakley (Port Reading, N.J./Woodbridge) and Kayla Green (Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional/Georgian Court) finished second as a group of newcomers.
In the field events, Liam Vogt (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea) topped all others with a first place long jump finish, marking 22’10 ½“. Toussaint also won the high jump at 5’7”. In the men’s high jump, Erik Anderson (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River), Joey Marini (Boonton, N.J./Lincoln Park) and Ed Kramer (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee) all hit IC4A qualifying marks. Casey Sturts (Dorothy, N.J./Buena Regional) posted a pole vault mark of 11’ 5 ¾“, her best ever. Victoria Miskel (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) finished second in the triple jump.
The throwers on the women’s side saw some very solid performances, led in the shot put by Rachel Aliotta (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) posting a first place mark of 48’3 ¼“. Tilah Young (Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat) took second with a toss of 45’ 9”. Taylor Johnson (Woolwich, N.J./Kingsway Regional) finished fourth in the women’s shot. Johnson also won the discus at 151’4”, followed by Aziza Ahmed (Princeton, N.J./Hightstown) at an even 140’. Qiyana Hill (Middle Island, N.Y./Longwood) finished third in the shot. Aliotta and Young also went 1-2 in the hammer throw, with throws of 171’4” and 168’3” respectively. Faith Blamon (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) won the women’s javelin at 134’.
On the men’s side in the throws category, Shane Carle (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial), Taylor Bernstein (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville Township), and Tevin Kirby-Stewart (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) finished 3-4-5 in the shot put. Bernstein won the discus at 164’, and Spencer Dimock (Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy) finished second at 146’9”. Tim Wilson (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) and Wulf Sutcliffe (Mt. Gretna, Pa./Cedar Crest) finished 1-2 in the hammer, with Wilson going 168’11”.
Next weekend, MU will return to action in the Penn Relays.