By Jordan Washington
The College had two big meets on Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 22, with the first taking place at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Indoor Championship and the second at the Boston University Last Chance Meet.
The Indoor Championship saw the women’s track and field team take home first place out of the nine competing teams. This is the team’s second win in a row at this event, marking it as a powerhouse in the NJAC. Senior distance runner Madeleine Tattory took first place in the 5000-meter race, while the distance medley team was also able to achieve first place.
The Lions also finished fifth out of the 10 teams that were competing at the championship. The College’s elite distance medley team that includes sophomore Matthew Kole, freshman Gabriel Calandri, freshman Fabian Mestanza and freshman Nick Falk, took first with a time of 10:44.14.
There were many other standouts, and the team attempted to get the win with freshman Alex Amoia taking second place in the 800-meter. This was his first collegiate championship meet. The women’s track team also competed at The Armoury Last Chance Meet. In another great outing, the 4×400 relay team placed second and freshman Kassidy Murlyne took first place for high jumping. The Boston University Last Chance Meet also saw many ups for the Lions, who were coming off the heels of a huge win. Junior Kaila Carter saw success in the 60 hurdles final.
The Lions return to the track on Friday, March 1 for a two-day meet as they travel to compete in the Atlantic Region Conference Championship.