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Three wins for men's track & field at Colgate

The Hamilton College Continentals competed at Colgate University’s Class of 1932 Invitational on Saturday.


The Continentals were the highest-placing Division III team at the meet, trailing Division II Bloomsburg University by six points and the Division I host Red Raiders by 15. Three first-place finishes and a school record highlighted the day for the Continentals, who opened the 2014 portion of their schedule.

Joe Jensen ’15 was a double winner, placing first in the 60-meter dash (7.15 seconds) and 200-meter dash (22.83). His preliminary time of 7.13 seconds in the 60 tied his own month-old school record.

Adam Pfander ’16 led a one-two Hamilton finish in the 3,000-meter run, taking first in 8:56.49, with Harry Sullivan ’16 second in 9:11.36.

Jensen also ran the opening leg of the Continentals’ runner-up 1,600-meter relay. Jake London ’14, Matthew McCarron ’17 and Nate Somes ’16 followed, posting a time of 3:35.82.

London took second in the high jump with a height of 1.83 meters (6 feet, 0 inches) and the long jump with a mark of 5.98 meters (19 feet, 7.75 inches) and was third in the 60-meter hurdles (9.58 seconds). Somes was runner-up in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 59.37 seconds.

Pfander anchored the distance medley relay to a second-place time of 11:15.91. Daniel Baer ’14, Grant Whitney ’17 and Andrew Mandelbaum ’16 rounded out the quartet.

Rico Gonzalez ’16 cleared 3.70 meters (12 feet, 1.5 inches) to take second in the pole vault. Jack Pierce ’17 was third in the 1,000-meter run in 2:48.50 and Whitney took fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:01.45.

The Continentals recorded a trio of fifth-place finishes. Max Newman '16 ran the 60-meter dash in 7.59 seconds, Will Tifft ’14 posted a mark of 14.76 meters (48 feet, 5.25 inches) in the 35-pound weight throw and Dylan Berardelli ’16 was fifth in the shot put with a distance of 12.83 meters (42 feet, 1.25 inches).

The Continentals host the first of their two home meets on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Hamilton Invitational begins at 11 a.m.

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