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Women's track & field wins two events at Colgate

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


The Continentals finished third and were the highest-placing Division III team at the meet. Two first-place finishes and a school record highlighted the day for the Continentals, who opened the 2014 portion of their schedule.

Hannah Jaiven ’14 cleared 3.40 meters (11 feet, 1.75 inches) in the pole vault to break her own month-old school record of 3.30 meters. Jaiven placed second, then went directly from the meet to Hamilton’s Russell Sage Rink where she assisted on Hamilton’s first goal in the ice hockey game against Williams College.

Yuwen Michelson ’17 won the long jump with a mark of 5.14 meters (16 feet, 10.5 inches) and recorded two other top-five efforts. She was third in the 60-meter dash (8.40 seconds) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (28.14).

Sarah Ohanesian ’14 took first in the 3,000-meter run in 11:00.60 with Hannah Lyons ’14 taking third in 11:31.94.

Michelle Fish ’17 was second in the 800-meter run (2:22.63) and joined Ohanesian, Samantha Buttrick ’17 and Krystina Choinski ’15 on Hamilton’s runner-up distance medley relay. Choinski placed third in the 1,000-meter run (3:15.34).

Abigail Homer ’16 cleared 1.40 meters (4 feet, 7 inches) to finish fourth in the high jump and Maggie Doolin ’14 recorded a fourth-place effort in the 20-pound weight throw with a distance of 10.76 meters (35 feet, 3.75 inches). Clare O’Grady ’14 was fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:07.73).

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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