Record Breaking Track and Field Weekend
WOMEN’S – The Davidson women’s track and field team capped off their weekend at High Point’s VertKlasse Meeting on Sunday afternoon, which was highlighted by Kierra Marshall’s new school record, Kelsey Troutman’s fourth-place finish, and a new record time of 47.05 by the 4×100 relay team.
Junior Kierra Marshall continued to build on an already impressive outdoor season and further asserted herself as the Atlantic 10’s fastest in the 200 meters. Marshall broke her own outdoor school record after stopping the timer in 24.06 seconds. This time puts the Rockville, Md. native atop the A-10.
Kelsey Troutman, who entered the weekend seventh in the Atlantic 10 in the 800m, ran a 2:15.53 to earn a fourth-place finish on the final day. Also in the 800, Breila Fuller finished 12th and set a season-best time after crossing in 2:18.30, and Liz Simms stopped the clock in 2:18.77 for a season-best mark.
Davidson’s 4×400 relay team made a jump on the Atlantic 10 Performance list when the tandem of Cassandra Blau, Rachel Horowitz, Kate Carnevale, and Kierra Marshall combined for a school-record-time of 47.05. This mark places the Wildcats second in the conference.
In the morning session, Davidson had a pair of second place finishes in the participation events. Sophia Hood finished second in the 400 after recording a time of 57.38, and Hannah Kanjian took second place in the 100H with a mark of 14.68.
MEN’S – Senior Joe dosReis made history at the final day of the VertKlasse Meeting on Saturday when he broke the meet record and set a new program mark in the 800 meters.
The Smithfield, R.I., product opened his outdoor campaign with a bang after he finished in first place in the 800 meters with a blazing time of 1:49.04. This broke the VertKlasse meet record and also set a new program mark. The historic run also puts dosReis atop the Atlantic 10 and ranks twelfth in Division I.
Davidson dominated the rest of the 800-meter event as senior Owen Drometer finished close behind doReis with a new PR and a second-place finish. Drometer crossed the line at 1:49.73 to move to third-fastest in the conference. Also in the 800, Jack Muldoon, Miles Kominsky, and Owen Lekki all set new personal-bests and finished in fourth, ninth, and eleventh respectively.
In the 400, Josh Hardin competed in his first outdoor meet of the season and took home a second-place finish after stopping the clock at 47.99. The 2022 Atlantic 10 Champion is the second-fastest on the A-10 Performance List after today’s meet.
Jordan Benson was the lone Wildcat to run in the 110-meter hurdles, but he earned a top-two finish when he clocked in with a new personal-best time at 14.09. This puts Benson right behind teammate Jordan Smith as the fastest duo in the conference.
In field events, Nick Tompkins finished in third place while competing in the top group of the high jump. Tompkins cleared the bar at a career-high mark of 2.04 meters, and he now ranks fourth in the A-10. Jack Stajos also broke a school record in the discus with his throw of 51.13 meters. This performance gave Stajos an eighth-place finish at the meet and puts him second on the conference outdoor list.
The women’s and men’s track and field squads will look to carry their momentum into next weekend’s Duke Invitational.