Running in the Armory in New York City up against tough competition, the track and field teams both stepped up with impressive performances in the New York Road Runners College Saturday Night. The men’s team finished second in overall points while the women’s team finished first overall.
The women’s team scored a total of 162 points to take first place in its competition. Kristin Brandt placed second in the long jump and triple jump while sophomore Samantha Brady took fourth in the pole vault. Senior captain Jessica Weyman placed first in the 400m run, and sophomore Molly Glantz came in third for the 800m run. Sophomore Melissa Hewitt won the 60m dash and also finished second in the 200m dash. In the relays, the Red took third in the distance medley and second in the 4×400.
The men’s team performed well, but left the event feeling as though they could have done better.
“We competed all right as a team,” junior Cody Boyd said. “But we need to step it up if we want to win the Ivy League Championships. The competition is really good this year, and we need to do our very best if we want to win.”
However, Boyd did feel that the impressive individual performances of Hortelano-Roig, Teixeira and Jones were something that the team could build upon for the future.
“We need to work better as a team,” Boyd said. “If we work hard together, we can win it.”
Conversely, the women’s team was feeling extremely confident after their strong showing over the weekend. The Red was especially motivated by the prospects of competing against such formidable competition.
“We wanted to seize the opportunity,” Weyman said. “We had really good competition. This wasn’t like running against your teammates in Barton. These teams were from the Ivy League and there were other schools there that came from the top of their leagues.”
Original Author: Wankyu Lee