Le Moyne Track Excels
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February 23, 2017
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BOSTON, MA. –– It’s hard to believe that four years ago the Le Moyne College Track and Field program was non-existent. It’s even harder to fathom that the program has done this well since its inception, capping off the end of their season by recording several program records at the NE-10 Conference Championship on Saturday, Feb. 18.
The men’s team finished in 11th place overall, recording a program high eight total team points. The scoring for the men came from junior Sean Beney, who scored five points in the 5000-meter run, placing fourth on his way to setting a record time for the program and a new personal record in a 15:12.28 minute performance.
Freshman Chris Davitt provided a glimpse of just how bright the future is for the Dolphins squad, recording three points on his way to a sixth place finish in the 1600 meters, pacing to a time of 4:20.93, another program record. The Dolphins had close scoring calls in the 4x400m and 4x800m relays as they placed ninth and 10th, respectively.
The women’s team finished 11th place out of 12 teams at the meet, recording 14 points as a team. Sophomore Brittany Mack scored three points, placing seventh and eighth in the 1000-meter and one-mile events, with times of 3:05.79 and 5:23.26. Mack’s 1000-meter time set a new program record for the Dolphins. Classmate Rachel Miller recorded five points in the 800-meter run, setting a program-best time of 2:22.03.
The highlight of the weekend for the ‘Phins was in the 4×400 meter relay, in which the quartet of Meg Hubresen, Jordan Sloan, Bethia Nivens and Miller placed third, setting a program-record time of 4:03.65. This event marked the best championship finish by the program.
“We are a small team compared to many of the others in our league, and we know that. We do not let that intimidate us, if anything that fuels our drive to compete harder,” said Miller. “I am looking forward to the outdoor season.”
The Dolphins return to the track on April 1 as they open their outdoor season at Muhlenberg University.