January 22, 2001

Track Teams Take Six-Way Invitational

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Both the men’s and women’s track & field teams captured the top spot in Saturday’s Cornell Six-Way Invitational at Barton Hall.

On the men’s side, the Red finished with 180.5 points, easily outpacing Buffalo, St. Joseph’s, Penn, Colgate, and Ithaca College.

In the 5,000 meter-run, senior Colin Moore and junior Geoff Van Fleet took first and second place, respectively, crossing the tape at the time of 14:43.6

Other first place finishers were Brett Coffing in the shot put (50’10.25”), Tyler Kaune in the long jump (23’7″) and Travis Offner in the pole vault (15’9”).

In the 60-meter hurdles, Dough Heulitt, Eric Pederson, and Nick Morgan took third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. And Dan Meehan was second in the mile, followed in third by Max King.

Similiar results

The story was not much different in the women’s competition. Cornell, with 167 points, was followed by Buffalo, Penn, St. Joseph’s, Colgate, and Ithaca College.

Carlan Gray garnered first in the 5,000, clocking 18:04.6 while Katy Jay took the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.7 seconds. Jay was also victorious in the 200-meter dash, coming in at 25.18. Jessica Parrott rounded out the Red’s first-place finishers by winning the 3000-meter run in 10:26.30.

Halle Watson and Lena Mathews took third and fourth in the mile while Karen Chastain earned third-place honors in both the weight throw and shot put.

The men and women will travel to Boston next Saturday for tri-meet with Ivy League foes Harvard and Brown.

Archived article by Shiva Nagaraj