Track and Field Participates at Boston University
Combining details from press releases for women’s and men’s Track and Field.
BOSTON, Mass. – The Davidson women’s track and field competed on the final day of the John Thomas Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University on Saturday. The Wildcats set numerous personal best times highlighted by a new school record from Kierra Marshall and a fifth place finish by Aleia Gisolfi-McCready in the 500-meters.
Kierra Marshall set a new school indoor record in the 200-meters on Saturday. Marshall, a junior from Rockville, MD, ran a time of 24.84 which was good enough for seventh fastest on the day and it was her fastest indoor mark of her career. This time snapped Marshall’s previous indoor record of 25.12 which she set last season.
Gisolfi-McReady, a sophomore from Massachusetts, finished inside the top-five in a field of over 20 runners when she set a new personal-best mark in the 500. She finished in a time of 1:16.33 edging her previous best by ten milliseconds.
Teammate Sophia Hood finished just behind her in seventh place and also set a new personal-best. Hood finished with a time of 1:17.90 which was nearly a second faster than her previous best mark.
Another Wildcat to set a new personal record was senior Breila Fuller. Fuller shaved five seconds off her fastest time when she finished the 1,000-meter run in 2:51.57. This was good for 13th in a field of 47 other runners.
In the 400-meters, Rachel Horowitz turned in a top-ten finish in a field of over 90 competitors. Horowitz, a senior, grabbed ninth place with a time of 56.94.
Also setting new individual records on Saturday was Mary Shoop, Frances Whitworth, and Abigail Nasse. Shoop, a freshman ran a 5:06.13 in the mile to set a new PR. Whitworth, a junior from Winston-Salem, shaved 27 seconds off her previous best time in the 3000-meters with a 9:45.54. This ranks fifth best all-time in Davidson program history. Nasse improved her time in the 3K as well by posting a time of 10:10.32.
Natalie Abernathy ran in the 5K and finished inside the top-30 with a time of 17:30.56.
The women’s track and field team will be back in action next weekend at the South Carolina Invitational on February 3 and 4.
BOSTON, Mass. – The Davidson men’s track and field team had a record-setting day at Boston University’s John Thomas Terrier Classic on Friday. Jayden Smith took home first place in the 60-meter hurdles, Bryce Anthonybroke the school record and took second in the 500 meters, and Joe dosReis snapped the program record in the mile.
In the first track event of the day, the 60-meter hurdles prelims, Jordan Benson ran the fastest qualifying time with a 7.96. Teammates Jayden Smith and Isaac Bynum snagged the third and fourth fastest times to qualify for the final later in the afternoon. In the finals, Smith cruised to a first-place finish by posting a time of 7.82. Bynum took third place and set new a personal-best time of 8.04.
Smith also posted a personal-best time in the 200 meters by running a 22-flat. This was good for a top-ten finish.
Later in the meet, senior Bryce Anthony competed in the 500-meters for the first time in his Davidson career and broke the school record. Anthony posted a time of 1:03.68 to snap Garrett Nickelson’s record from 2017 which was good for second place.
Another Wildcat to turn in a record-breaking performance was senior Joe dosReis. The Smithfield, R.I. native followed up his historic weekend last week by shattering the Davidson record in the mile. dosReis became the first-ever Wildcat to post a sub-four-minute mile with a time of 3:58.34.
To round out the day for the ‘Cats, Jordan Benson took third in the high jump by clearing the bar at 1.90 meters, Jack Curtin took third in the triple jump with a leap of 14.06 meters, and Dylan Ameres finished fifth in the triple jump with a 13.95.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for us to come up to Boston and race on what may be the best track in the world, and the guys took full advantage of the opportunity,” said head coach Renny Waldron. “It was great to see the school records fall, and awesome for Joe to get under four for the first time. He has put in great work and is so determined, and he deserves all of his success, as do all of the guys. We are where we need to be at this time of the season, and we’re looking forward to progressing leading up to the conference championship in a month.”