Men's track & field wraps up state competition
The Hamilton College track & field teams concluded two days of competition at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday at St. Lawrence University. On the men’s side, the Continentals scored 25 points to place 11th in the 13-team standings.
Christian Belardi ’18 recorded the team’s highest finish, taking third in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.83 seconds. He cruised into Saturday’s final by winning his heat in 15.761 seconds (the second-fastest preliminary time on Friday).
Adam Pfander ’16 posted Hamilton’s top first-day performance, placing fifth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:21.27.
Dylan Berardelli ’16 scored points in a pair of events. He was sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 49.00 meters and seventh in the shot put (13.43 meters/44 feet, 0.75 inches).
Grant Whitney '17 was fifth in the 800-meter run in a personal-best 1:55.41. In the 200-meter dash, Eli Saucier ’18 took eighth in 23.06 seconds. He earned a spot in Saturday’s final by placing ninth in Friday's preliminaries with a time of 22.854 seconds.
Peter DeWeirdt '18 was eighth in the 1,500-meter run (4:04.85).
Hamilton’s 1,600-meter relay of Nate Somes ’16, Whitney, Matthew McCarron ’17 and Saucier recorded a fifth-place finish in 3:23.95.
Members of the track & field team will compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Outdoor Championships on May 14 and 15 at Springfield College.