HANOVER, N.H. – The Columbia men and women combined for eight first place finishes in a tri-meet at Dartmouth, with Yale also taking part. The meet was the second of the weekend for the track and field teams, as the Lions also competed at the NYC Gotham Cup in Staten Island.
Both Columbia teams finished second on the weekend, as the men tallied 53 points and the women scored 50.
Bryan Brown and Yelnats Calvin were each victorious in a sprint race for the men. Browne won the 60m dash with a time of 7.05, while Calvin took the title in the 400m run at 50.14.
First place finishes were also accomplished in the 800m and the 1K run for the men’s team. First-year Josiah Langstaff was the winner in the 800m at 1:55.69, while Robert Napolitano won the 1K in 2:25.77, followed closely behind by runner-up Spencer Haik in 2:27.74.
Columbia took home the top two times in the 4x800m relay, with one team finishing in 7:48.24 and another just behind in 7:48.48. Langstaff, Napolitano and Haik, along with Dante Hay, Ryan Thomas, Taylor Click, Tyler Otterstedt and Alek Sauer all took part in the 4x800m relay for the Lions.
The field events were led by Chancelor Griffin, who took second in the triple jump at 14.70m.
The women’s team won a total of three events in Hanover, from three different upperclassmen.
Senior Iris Chijioke crossed the line first in the 60m Hurdles, clocking an 8.85 along the way, while classmate Grace Shadid was the winner in the pole vault at 3.45m. Junior Anna Williams was able to take home a victory in the triple jump at 12.08m.
Jaycee Parker was the runner-up in the 400m run, crossing the finish line in 56.84, while Sarah Hardie also took second in the 1K run at 2:53.51. In the 1 Mile run, Henna Rustami was the second place finisher in a PR of 4:52.50, while Libby Kokes wasn’t far behind in 4:53.95.
At the NYC Gotham Cup the day before, Grace Grim was the highest Columbia finisher when she took sixth in the 3,000m run at 9:42.93.