Jensen '15 named top male track performer at state meet
The Hamilton College Continentals wrapped up two days of competition at the 2014 New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) Indoor Championships, placing eighth at the 13-team event held at St. Lawrence University’s Newell Field House on Saturday.
Joe Jensen ’15, who won two events, was named the men's Outstanding Track Performer. Jensen set a meet record in the 200-meter dash, winning in 22.12 seconds. He posted the nation’s seventh-best time and lowered his own school record by 0.13 seconds.
Jensen remained unbeaten this season in the 400-meter dash, winning in 49.00 seconds. His school-record time is Division III’s second-best this year.
Sam Reider ’14 rounded out Saturday’s winners for Hamilton. Reider placed first in the 500-meter dash and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Indoor Championships with a time of 66.57 seconds. The 2014 championships are at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8.
Two other Continentals earned points on Saturday. Adam Pfander ’16 took sixth place in the 3,000-meter run with an ECAC-qualifying time of 8:49.86 and Will Tifft '14 was seventh in the 35-pound weight throw with a mark of 15.02 meters (49 feet, 3.5 inches).
Hamilton’s 3,200-meter relay of James Bryan ’16, Grant Whitney ’17, Andrew Mandelbaum ’16 and Evan Abelson ’16 placed eighth in 8:16.12.