By Maxime Devillaz
The men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams completed the East Coast Conference Championships at Saint Anthony’s High School on Saturday, Feb. 21, by finishing sixth and eighth.
The women’s team scrambled together 39 points in total, after winning the distance medley race over 10 seconds ahead of the runner-ups from St. Thomas Aquinas College. The first-team with freshman Lauren Hoffman, freshman Talya Williams, junior Elizabeth Stirling, and graduate student Robin Lynn slotted a time of 12:40.10.
The four members also earned points individually. Williams placed third in the one- mile run, at a time of 5:22.21, and Hoffman finished six seconds later in the same event, good enough for fifth place. Lynn placed second in the 1,000-meter event, as she marked a 3:10.08-time and Stirling notched a third- place finish in the 3,000-meter. She clocked at 10:50.01.
Freshman Danae Glover also marked ground in the Championships for the Pioneers; her body hit the sand at 10.69 meters in the triple jump event, which was good for a third place. Glover also finished among the top-14 in the 200-meter event, timed at 28.29.
With three first-spots during the day, the men’s team totaled 42 points. Much like the women, the men’s team topped the distance medley relay in a comfortable manner. Graduate students Dale McDonald and Joseph Lasher combined with freshman Thomas Flynn, and red-shirt junior Steven Arnone to record a time of 10:44.51.
McDonald then raced to another victory in the 400-meter event, clocking a time of 51.22. He also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash earlier on that day.
Red-Shirt sophomore Mike Scott recorded the last Pioneer win as he spurted through the 3000-meter event at a time of 8:52.79. Arnone posted sixth in the same event.
Roberts Wesleyan won the ECC Championships on both the men’s as well as the women’s side.