Athletics has 15 wins at Williams
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Senior Josh Cohen won twice, 11 other people also finished first and two relays were victorious for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s and women’s track and field teams, who competed in the Farley Invitational hosted by Williams College. The encounter, which also included Castleton University and Vassar College, went unscored by team.
A thrower, Cohen caught the discus with a 45.55 yard lift on his third attempt and the hammer with a 50.67 max effort, which came on his fifth attempt. He finished fifth in the shot put. Classmate Jessey Bruning won the women’s shot put with a throw of 10.44 meters on her sixth and final throw. She had a previous record of 10.37 meters (5th attempt). Teammate Holly Lauzon finished second at 9.33 meters. Bruening had his own runner-up, earning second place from the hammer (33.98) and his only teammate behind Laura Daviswhich reached 38.44 meters.
Finishing third in the Women’s Hammer was Yasmine Elmady, who also participated in the record, which she won. The freshman opened with a 30.96 and improved on it with her next attempt of 32.06 and that was good enough for the win. Davis was second in discus (28.90).
Engineers also picked up a victory and a second-place finish in the javelin with a freshman Grace Garman winning the women’s (30.50) and Evan White ranking second among men (51.73).
Senior Maya Verma earned one of Rensselaer’s two victories in the show jumping events, winning the high jump at 1.57 metres. She eclipsed the bar at this height on her third jump. Emilie Valleyalso a senior, won the triple jump at 10.68 meters with his teammate Julia Hubbard as second (10.15). Jana Frattlellone finished second in the long jump (5.01) with Vallée and Ileana Sirois tied for third (4.84).
Shawn Putman finished second in the men’s long jump (6.57), followed by Tim Sage in third (6.51), and Luc Kovalcin finished second in the men’s high jump (1.82).
Victorious in the pole vault was Joey Hinckleywho cleared the bar at 4.30 on his second attempt at that height, putting him ahead of his teammate James Zeolla (4.15).
Hinckley also scored a victory on the track helping the 4×100 team to first place with a time of 43.95. He was joined by Bate Egbe, Liam Peck and Max Liu. The women’s 4x100m finished second (49.35), while the men’s 4×400 Rahul Maharjan, Alex Ryan, Dominique Rayleonard and Owen Haas finished first (3:27.79).
A freshman, Liu was the 200-meter dash in 22.71, while Kat Morin, who was part of the second-place relay team, was second in the women’s 200m (26.12). The eldest won the 100, crossing in 12.69 seconds.
RPI had the two winners of the 5000 meters with Leah Goodloe winning the women’s race (18:55.57) and Jake Cooper claiming that of men (15:22.82). Teammates Stephen Spreizer, Abel Hagos and Jared Gridley finished second, third and fourth respectively in the men’s 5k.
The engineers had three of the top four in the 800m, led by Luke Lyons with a time of 1:53.01. He was followed by Davis Piercy (1:55.67) and Sean Shannon (1:55.82).
And in the hedges, Bate Egbe finished second in the men’s 110 meters (16.12) and Marie-Domingue finished second in the women’s 100m (16.79).