Jensen '15 wins two ECAC men's track & field titles
The Hamilton College men’s indoor track & field team set three records at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Indoor Championships on Saturday.
The Continentals scored 21 points at the two-day meet, held at New York City’s Armory Track and Field Center. Hamilton placed 15th among the 56 scoring teams.
Joe Jensen ’15 had a hand in all three record-setting efforts, winning a pair of individual titles. He set a meet record in the 400-meter dash, successfully defending his ECAC title with a time of 48.36 seconds. Jensen also won the 200-meter dash, lowering his own school mark with a winning time of 21.84 seconds. He was the only athlete to win more than one track event at the meet.
Jensen anchored Hamilton’s 1,600-meter relay, which set a school record by finishing in 3:24.08. The quartet, which also included Nate Somes ’16, Eli Saucier ’18 and Leonard Kilekwang ’16, finished 11th.
Hamilton also scored in the 3,200-meter relay. The foursome of Jon Stanhope ’18, Grant Whitney ’17, Sam Pastore ’18 and Peter DeWeirdt ’18 placed eighth in a time of 7:57.85.
Three other Continentals competed at the meet: Preston DeLaurentis ’18 was 14th in the triple jump with a mark of 13.39 meters (43 feet, 11.25 inches), Christian Belardi ’18 finished 18th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.61 seconds and Dylan Berardelli ’16 was 19th in the 35-pound weight throw with a mark of 15.37 meters (50 feet, 5.25 inches).
The field for next weekend’s NCAA Championships will be announced later this weekend. Jensen's times in the 200 and 400 meters are among the best in Division III.