January 30, 2013

Track & Field Impresses at Bison Open


James Rasp / Sports Information

Sarah Rutkowski ‘15 placed second in the 5K at the Bison Open.
The men’s and women’s track teams represented Dickinson well at both the NYU Team Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 19 and at the two-day Bison Open at Bucknell University on Jan. 25 and 26.

At the NYU Challenge, Aaron Pannell ’14 finished first overall in the 60-yard dash recording a time of 6.86 seconds. Pannell went on to record a distance of 6.51 meters in the long jump finishing in third place and a distance of 12.47 meters in the triple jump to grab seventh place honors. The men’s success continued in the 60-meter hurdles where Mu Mu ’15 finished in third place with a time of 8.63 seconds. Following Mu in the 1-mile event, teammate Robbie Sansevere ’14 finished in sixth place with a time of 4:23 minutes.

In the field events. Casey Caslin ’13 and Joseph Stahley ’13 took seventh and eighth place, respectively, in the shotput. Caslin’s toss in the finals traveled 13.17 meters, while Stahley recorded a throw of 12.98 meters.

The men finished in 10th place overall and second out of the three competing Centennial Conference schools, falling to Haverford by 10 points while easily edging out Swarthmore.

In the women’s events, Dickinson’s 4x800 relay team finished sixth, posting a time of 10:19 minutes. The team consisted of Rebecca Race ’16, Hannah Richardson ’13 and Sarah Rutkowski ’15, and Mackenzie Shelgren ’16.

In the field events, Kristina Link ’15 and Kathleen Lyons ’15 tied for eighth place in the high jump, both clearing a height of 1.45 meters. Link posted sixth place with a distance of 9.98 meters in the triple jump. The women finished 16th overall at the event.

Both the men and women fared well again at the Bison Open on Fri., Jan. 25 and Sat., Jan. 26.

For the men’s team, Pannell’s success continued as he proceeded to take first place in the 60-meter dash, clocking a time of 6.89 seconds, while also coming in third in the long jump with a distance of 6.45 meters. Omar Hyjek ’14 added to Dickinson’s totals, grabbing fifth place honors in the 800 with a time of 1:59 minutes. In the 3,000 meter run, Andrew Fine ’13 finished third (8:38 minutes) and Henry Mynatt ’14 finished seventh (8:46 minutes).

For the women, Rutkowski ran her way to a second place finish and a personal best in the 5000-meter with a time of 18:21 minutes. Abigail Colby ‘16 and Carly Pierson ‘16 also recorded personal bests with times of 19:40 and 19:50, respectively.

The Red Devils will compete at the Haverford Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2. Both teams will continue to try to build success as they prepare for the Centennial Conference Championship on Feb. 23.