NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Reach Midway Point in Ohio

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Reach Midway Point in Ohio

GENEVA, Ohio – Williams first-year Emma Egan won the women’s high jump at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to highlight the performances by NESCAC athletes on the second day of competition at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Egan recorded a height of 1.76 meters to capture the title. Teammate and fellow rookie Summer-Solstice Thomas placed sixth (1.70 meters) and fellow Eph, junior Helene Hall finished in a tie for seventh (1.66 meters). 

In the 800-meters, Bates sophomore Ayden Eickhoff and Williams senior Yvonne Bungei qualified for the finals. Eickhoff finished sixth with a time of 2:10.78, while Bungei was ninth (2:11.39). Williams teammates Anna Passannante and Laney Teaford finished 18th and 21st, respectively. Passannante, a rookie, posted a time of 2:13.54, while Teaford, a senior, crossed the finish line with a time of 2:18.01.

Senior Allison Hill of Bates posted the third-fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter hurdles to advance to Saturday's finals. 

Colby sophomore Taylor DePalo finished 18th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.44 seconds. Fellow Mule, senior Jenna Athanasopoulos completed the heptathlon with 4,287 points to finish 18th in the event.

A pair of juniors highlighted the men’s competition among the NESCAC athletes. Tobias Muellers of Williams finished second in the decathlon, setting a new Eph mark with 6,870 points. Stefan Duvivier of Tufts placed third in the high jump, posting a mark of 2.10 meters.

Fellow Jumbo and sophomore Josh Etkind qualified for the finals in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in seventh place with a time of 14.50 seconds.

In the 800-meters, Amherst sophomore Kristian Sogaard led the NESCAC contingent with the fourth-fastest qualifying time at 1:50.76. Middlebury junior Kevin Serrao placed 11th (1:51.70) and Bates senior Patrick Griffin finished 14th (1:52.30). 

In the shot put, Williams rookie Magnus Herweyer registered a throw of 15.45 meters to finish 17th and Bowdoin junior John Pietro placed 20th with a mark of 14.38 meters.

Day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships continues on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.