NESCAC Track & Field Championships Head to Bowdoin

NESCAC Track & Field Championships Head to Bowdoin

HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin will host the 2017 NESCAC Track & Field Championships on Saturday, April 29 at Magee-Samuelson Track in Brunswick, Maine. Competition gets underway at 9 a.m. with the women’s shot put, men’s hammer, women’s long jump, women’s javelin and men’s 10,000-meter run.


At the 2016 Championships, Williams won both the men’s and women’s titles. In the men’s championship, the Ephs totaled 207 points to outdistance Tufts (182 points) by 25 points. Middlebury (122 points) placed third and was followed by Bates (92 points) and Bowdoin (59 points) to round out the top five finishers. In the women’s championship, Williams registered 165 points to claim its third straight title. Middlebury (140 points) placed second, while Tufts (123 points) finished third and was followed by Bates (106 points) and Colby (89) in fourth and fifth, respectively.

This year’s championship will feature several new faces as 16 of the 36 total events contain previous event winners. Among the returning champions, three individuals have won the same event more than once. Tufts senior Luke O’Connor (Chicago, Ill.) is the two-time defending champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and enters the weekend with the top time in the NESCAC at 9:03.24. Williams junior Anna Harleen (Ross, Calif.) has won back-to-back titles in the 1,500 meters and owns the top time in the league heading into the championship at 4:31.64. Middlebury senior Alex Nichols (Brunswick, Maine) has won the 400-meter dash twice, capturing the title in 2014 and 2016, and has one of the top three times in the conference this season at 48.61 seconds.

In the distance events, Tufts’ senior Tim Nichols (North Lima, Ohio) and Williams senior Peter Hale (Swampscott, Mass.) are the top two runners in the 10,000-meter run. Nichols has recorded a time of 29:37.09, while Hale’s best result was 30:00.66. Nichols also holds the fastest time in the 5,000 meters (14:28.96). Williams senior Emma Zehner (New Haven, Conn.) is the leader in the women’s 10,000 meters (35:49.90). In the women’s 5,000 meters, Middlebury sophomore Abigail Nadler (Chicago, Ill.) returns to defend her title, but Bates senior Jessica Wilson (Cumberland, Maine) leads the NESCAC with a time of 16:57.09.

Junior Stefan Duvivier (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) of Tufts will look to defend his title in the high jump. He enters the championship tied with senior Ian Outhwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of Williams for the top mark in the NESCAC at 1.98 meters. Amherst senior Kiana Herold (Sebastopol, Calif.) looks to reclaim the high jump title she won in 2014. Bowdoin junior Brian Greenberg (Slingerlands, N.Y.) will aim to repeat as the men’s triple jump champion and leads the NESCAC with a mark of 14.30 meters. Bates junior Sally Ceesay (Bronx, N.Y.) will compete for her second straight NESCAC title in the women’s triple jump. She has recorded the top mark in the league at 12.22 meters.

In the throws, Bates junior Adedire Fakorede (Newark, N.J.) could win his second consecutive title in the discus. His mark of 50.68 meters leads the NESCAC this season. Fakorede will also look to make it three straight Bobcat wins in the shot put and four straight in the hammer throw. Bowdoin senior Pamala Zabala (Peabody, Mass.) is the reigning champion in the women’s discus, but will be challenged by Tufts junior Jennifer Sherwill (Wallingford, Conn.), who has the top distance this season at 40.72 meters. Senior Michaela Garrett (Spruce Head, Maine) of Colby looks to repeat in the hammer throw. She holds the top mark in the event this season at 50.13 meters. In the men’s pole vault, Williams junior Pierceson Brown (Beverly, Mass.), who won the event in 2015, and Middlebury sophomore John Natalone (Dix Hills, N.Y.) enter the championship tied with the top height this season (4.60 meters). On the women’s side, sophomore Kreager Taber (Raleigh, N.C.) of Middlebury is the defending champion and owns one of the top three marks this season at 3.27 meters.

A new NESCAC champion will be crowned in the men’s and women’s 100 and 200-meter dashes and the men’s 800-meter and women’s 400-meter races. The top three sprinters in the men’s 100 and 200-meter dashes are separated by a slim margin. While a trio of Williams runners own the fastest times in the women’s 200-meters. Middlebury runners have a chance of repeating as NESCAC champions in the men’s 400-meter dash and women’s 800-meter dashes with Nichols in the 400 and sophomore Lucy Lang (Lexington, Mass.) in the 800.

Middlebury junior Michael Pallozzi (Sewell, N.J.) looks to repeat in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Bates senior Allison Hill (Brunswick, Maine) is the defending champion in the women’s 400-meter hurdles and will be a top contender in the 100-meter hurdles (14.28 seconds) where a new champion will emerge.

In the relays, the Tufts women will look to make it four straight wins in the 4x100 race, as the Jumbos set a meet record last year. The Middlebury men’s and women’s 4x400 relay teams set meet records last season and both stand among the top three times heading into the event. The Williams 4x800 squads enter the championships with the top times in the event and look to reclaim the title they won in 2015.

A live webcast of track events will be available at Live results will also be available at Final results from the 2017 NESCAC Track & Field Championships will be posted at the conclusion of the meet at


100m DASH

2017 Top 3 Times 10.81 Blake Coolidge, Tufts
  10.84 Eli Saucier, Hamilton
  10.84 Jeremy Thaller, Williams
2016 Champion 10.82 Katakyie Ofori-Atta, Williams
2015 Champion 10.92 LaDarius Drew, Wesleyan
2014 Champion 10.96   Ethan Druskat, Colby
200m DASH    
2017 Top 3 Times 21.56 Eli Saucier, Hamilton
  21.85 Brian Sommers, Colby
  21.91 Blake Coolidge, Tufts
2016 Champion 21.87 Katakyie Ofori-Atta, Williams
2015 Champion 22.05 Francis Goins, Tufts
2014 Champion 22.38 LaDarius Drew, Wesleyan 
400m DASH    
2017 Top 3 Times 48.54 Jimmy Martinez, Middlebury
  48.54 Andrew DiMaiti, Tufts
  48.61 Alex Nichols, Middlebury
2016 Champion 48.32 Alex Nichols, Middlebury
2015 Champion 49.01  Brian Sommers, Colby
2014 Champion  48.66 Alex Nichols, Middlebury
800m DASH    
2017 Top 3 Times 1:53.25 Tristan Colaizzi, Williams
  1:53.34 James Mulliken, Middlebury
  1:53.78 Kevin Serrao, Middlebury
2016 Champion 1:51.36 Mitchell Black, Tufts
2015 Champion 1:52.03 Mitchell Black, Tufts 
2014 Champion  1:50.84  Mitchell Black, Tufts  
1,500m RUN    
2017 Top 3 Times 3:52.88 Peter Hale, Williams
  3:53.08 David Folsom, Williams
  3:55.17 Kevin Serrao, Middlebury
2016 Champion 3:52.28 Mitchell Black, Tufts
2015 Champion 3:48.32 # Aldis Inde, Williams 
2014 Champion  3:54.33  Jamie Norton, Tufts
2017 Top 3 Times 9:03.24 Luke O'Connor, Tufts
  9:16.16 Ben Torda, Bowdoin
  9:17.92 Scott Mason, Conn. College
2016 Champion 9:15.37 Luke O'Connor, Tufts
2015 Champion 9:24.18 Luke O'Connor, Tufts
2014 Champion  9:04.93 Michael LeDuc, Conn. College 
5,000m RUN    
2017 Top 3 Times 14:28.96 Tim Nichols, Tufts
  14:43.18 Danny Aschale, Conn. College
  14:46.56 Michael Horowicz, Bates
2016 Champion 14:41.45 Bijan Mazaheri, Williams
2015 Champion 14:49.47  Evan Bieder, Wesleyan 
2014 Champion  14:49.18  Aldis Inde, Williams 
10,000m RUN    
2017 Top 3 Times 29:37.09 Tim Nichols, Tufts
  30:00.66 Peter Hale, Williams
  31:10.38 Michael Horowicz, Bates
2016 Champion 30:55.72 Bijan Mazaheri, Williams
2015 Champion 31:07.37 Bijan Mazaheri, Williams 
2014 Champion  30:15.63#  Colin Cotton, Williams 
110m HURDLES    
2017 Top 3 Times 14.46 Josh Etkind, Tufts
  14.77 Joseph Staudt, Bowdoin
  15:13 Landon Summers, Colby
2016 Champion 14.94 Michael Pallozzi, Middlebury
2015 Champion 14.92  Eric Wainman, Bates 
2014 Champion  14.68 Jarret McKallagat, Bates 
400m HURDLES    
2017 Top 3 Times 52.47 Andrew DiMaiti, Tufts
  54.88 Nicholas Usoff, Tufts
  55.88 Pedro Caballero, Colby
2016 Champion 53.56 Nolan Raimo, Williams
2015 Champion 54.00 Conor Dunham, Williams 
2014 Champion  53.39  Jake Wood, Middelbury 
4x100m RELAY    
2017 Top 3 Times 42.05 Tufts
  42.07 Colby
  43.20 Hamilton
2016 Champion 41.68 Tufts
2015 Champion 42.40 Williams 
2014 Champion  42.66  Williams 
4x400m RELAY    
2017 Top 3 Times 3:17.07 Middlebury
  3:19.52 Tufts
  3:21.26 Bates
2016 Champion 3:17.29* Middlebury
2015 Champion 3:19.05 Williams
2014 Champion  3:20.89  Middlebury 
4x800m RELAY     
2017 Top 3 Times 7:58.18 Williams
  8:10.77 Amherst
  8:14.44 Conn. College
2016 Champion 7:41.74# Bowdoin
2015 Champion 7:49.78 Williams
2014 Champion 7:46.96 Bowdoin
2017 Top 3 Heights  1.98m Stefan Duvivier, Tufts
  1.98m Ian Outhwaite, Williams
  1.95m Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene, Bates
2016 Champion 1.98m Stefan Duvivier, Tufts
2015 Champion  1.98m  Youle Chen, Williams 
2014 Champion  1.88m  Taylor Shortsleeve, Middlebury 
2017 Top 3 Distances 6.86m Tobias Muellers, Williams
  6.81m Connor Harris, Williams
  6.72m James Gibson, Colby
2016 Champion 7.04m Bryson Hoover-Hankerson, Tufts
2015 Champion  7.13m  LaDarius Drew, Wesleyan 
2014 Champion  6.65m  LaDarius Drew, Wesleyan 
2017 Top 3 Distances 14.30m Brian Greenberg, Bowdoin
  13.98m Josh Etkind, Tufts
  13.84m Preston DeLaurentis, Hamilton
2016 Champion 14.51m Brian Greenberg, Bowdoin
2015 Champion 14.35m  Aman Stuppard, Trinity 
2014 Champion 13.75m  Justin Owumi, Colby 
2017 Top 3 Distances 59.25m Tyler Harrington, Bates
  58.92m Henry Hintermeister, Tufts
  56.15m Alfred Hurley, Middlebury
2016 Champion 58.64m Deklan Robinson, Middlebury
2015 Champion 53.17m  Nicholas Usoff, Tufts 
2014 Champion 53.62m  Atticus Swett, Tufts 
2017 Top 3 Distances 50.68m Adedire Fakorede, Bates
  46.56m Magnus Herweyer, Williams
  44.57m John Pietro, Bowdoin
2016 Champion 47.50m Adedire Fakorede, Bates
2015 Champion 51.06m  Sean Enos, Bates 
2014 Champion 47.07m  Sean Enos, Bates 
2017 Top 3 Distances 16.63m Magnus Herweyer, Williams
  15.16m Adedire Fakorede, Bates
  15.16m John Pietro, Bowdoin
2016 Champion 15.60m Nick Margitza, Bates
2015 Champion 15.72m  Nick Margitza, Bates 
2014 Champion 16.16m  Brian Williamson, Tufts 
2017 Top 3 Distances 54.84m Adedire Fakorede, Bates
  52.22m John Pietro, Bowdoin
  48.88m Ifeoluwa Adebayo, Tufts
2016 Champion 54.53m Nick Margitza, Bates
2015 Champion 62.07m #  Sean Enos, Bates 
2014 Champion 52.90m  Sean Enos, Bates 
2017 Top 3 Heights 4.60m Pierceson Brown, Williams
  4.60m John Natalone, Middlebury
  4.30m Evan Mercer, Middlebury
  4.30m Garrett Anderson, Bates
2016 Champion 4.70m Jared Whitman, Middlebury
2015 Champion 4.45m  Pierceson Brown, Williams 
2014 Champion 4.60m  Jason McCallum, Middlebury 

100m DASH

2017 Top 3 Entries 12.20 Catherine Berry, Hamilton
  12.22 Kennedy Green, Williams
  12.49 Denver Williams, Williams
2016 Champion 11.88# Alexis Harrison, Tufts
2015 Champion 12.04 Alexis Harrison, Tufts
2014 Champion 12.30 Karen Blake, Amherst
200m DASH    
20117 Top 3 Times 25.06 Kennedy Green, Williams
  25.12 Denver Williams, Williams
  25.32 Megan Powell, Williams
2016 Champion 25.40 Alexis Harrison, Tufts
2015 Champion 24.61# Karen Blake, Amherst
2014 Champion  25.29 Annie Lynch, Williams
400m DASH    
2017 Top 3 Times 56.86 Megan Powell, Williams
  58.01 Taylor DePalo, Colby
  58.15 Denver Williams, Williams
2016 Champion 56.30 Emily Doyle, Colby
2015 Champion 57.49  Ellie Martin, Wesleyan
2014 Champion  57.88 Amanda Murashige, Williams
800m DASH    
2017 Top 3 Times 2:11.82 Anna Passannante, Williams
  2:11.92 Laney Teaford, Williams
  2:12.76 Anna Willig, Middlebury
2016 Champion 2:11.12# Lucy Lang, Middlebury
2015 Champion 2:13.66 Laney Teaford, Williams
2014 Champion  2:14.62 Kallie Nixon, Bates
1,500m RUN    
2017 Top 3 Times 4:31.64 Anna Harleen, Williams
  4:34.01 Isabella Franz, Conn. College
  4:35.36 Sasha Whittle, Middlebury
2016 Champion 4:29.73 Anna Harleen, Williams
2015 Champion 4:37.34  Anna Harleen, Williams
2014 Champion  4:35.55 Kallie Nixon, Bates
2017 Top 3 Times 11:08.40  Catie Skinner, Middlebury
  11:14.18 Carmen Bango, Williams
  11:20.21 Lindsay Atkeson, Tufts
2016 Champion 10:32.16 Alanna McDonough, Colby
2015 Champion 10:44.48 Alanna McDonough, Colby
2014 Champion  10:56.86 Alanna McDonough, Colby
5,000m RUN    
2017 Top 3 Times 16:57.09 Jessica Wilson, Bates
  17:01.27 Brittany Bowman, Tufts
  17:35.29 Emma Herrmann, Williams
2016 Champion 17:21.89 Abigail Nadler, Middlebury
2015 Champion 17:31.82 Alison Maxwell, Middlebury
2014 Champion  17:30.26

Audrey Gould, Tufts

10,000m RUN    
2017 Top 3 Times 35:49.90 Emma Zehner, Williams
  36:44.10 Katherine Treanor, Amherst
  36:46.56 Emma Herrmann, Williams
2016 Champion 36:18.22 Adrian Walsh, Middlebury
2015 Champion 36:18.87 Lexi Sinclair, Amherst
2014 Champion  35:36.93 Adrian Walsh, Hamilton
100m HURDLES    
2017 Top 3 Times 14.28 Allison Hill, Bates
  14.61 Jenna Athanasopoulos, Colby
  14.75 Annalisa DeBari, Tufts
2016 Champion 14.48 Marilyn Allen, Tufts
2015 Champion 14.39  Marilyn Allen, Tufts
2014 Champion  14.74  Jana Hieber, Tufts
400m HURDLES    
2017 Top 3 Times 1:03.19 Alyza Ngbokoli, Williams
  1:03.26 Kayley McGonagle, Williams
  1:04.10 Basia Osborne, Middlebury
2016 Champion 1:02.85 Allison Hill, Bates
2015 Champion 1:03.07  Kate Kennedy, Williams
2014 Champion  1:02.70  Jana Hieber, Tufts
4x100m RELAY    
2017 Top 3 Times 48.15 Bates
  48.28 Williams
  49.09 Middlebury
2016 Champion 47.92# Tufts
2015 Champion 48.26  Tufts 
2014 Champion  48.06 Tufts
4x400m RELAY    
2017 Top 3 Times 3:52.10 Williams
  3:59.87 Middlebury
  4:01.18 Bates
2016 Champion 3:58.63# Middlebury
2015 Champion 3:53.00 Williams 
2014 Champion  3:54.04  Williams
 4x800m RELAY     
 2017 Top 3 Times 9:18.91 Williams
  9:45.11 Bowdoin
  9:53.36 Bates
2016 Champion 9:11.94 Bowdoin
2015 Champion  9:15.23  Williams 
2014 Champion  9:30.22  Middlebury 
2017 Top 3 Heights   1.73m Helene Hall, Williams
  1.70m Emma Egan, Williams
  1.66m Kiana Herold, Amherst
2016 Champion 1.68m Helene Hall, Williams
2015 Champion 1.63m  Hayleigh Kein, Bowdoin 
2014 Champion  1.62m  Kiana Herold, Amherst 
2017 Top 3 Distances 5.73m Candice Dyce, Williams
  5.53m Chloe Rogers, Williams
  5.48m Sally Ceesay, Bates
2016 Champion 5.64m Alexis Harrion, Tufts
2015 Champion  5.65m  Alexis Harrison, Tufts 
2014 Champion  5.69m  Naomi Bates, Amherst 
2017 Top 3 Distances 12.22m Sally Ceesay, Bates
  12.19m Candice Dyce, Williams
  12.01m Chloe Rogers, Williams
2016 Champion 11.87m Sally Ceesay, Bates
2015 Champion  11.67m  Jenna Wilborne, Trinity 
2014 Champion  11.50m  Jenna Wilborne, Trinity 
2017 Top 3 Distances  41.80m Devon Player, Middlebury
  41.50m Ellen Masalsky, Bowdoin
  39.69m Julia Kissel, Tufts
2016 Champion 43.68m Carly Andersen, Middlebury
2015 Champion  42.15m  Carly Andersen, Middlebury 
2014 Champion  41.55m  Leigh Fryxell, Colby 
2017 Top 3 Distances 40.72m Jennifer Sherwill, Tufts
  39.25 Pamela Zabala, Bowdoin
  38.71m Emily Senatore, Conn. College
2016 Champion 41.58m Pamela Zabala, Bowdoin
2015 Champion  38.32m  Amylee Anyoha, Tufts 
2014 Champion  39.18m  Amina Avril, Williams 
2017 Top 3 Distances 13.17m Koko Mensah, Conn. College
  12.31m Kabari Burabari, Trinity
  11.91m Lauren Kennedy, Conn. College
2016 Champion 13.51m Kim Donaldson, Colby
2015 Champion  12.05m  Bailey Conner, Tufts 
2014 Champion  13.44m  Amina Avril, Williams 
2017 Top 3 Distances 50.13m Michaela Garrett, Colby
  45.79m Emily Hull, Hamilton
  44.31m Lucy Knott, Bowdoin
2016 Champion 48.35m Michaela Garrett, Colby
2015 Champion  47.61m Lily Talesnick, Trinity
2014 Champion  55.25m  Amina Avril, Williams 
2017 Top 3 Heights  3.35m Katie Loftus, Williams
  3.27m Maggie Murphy, Williams
  3.27m Kreager Taber, Middlebury
2016 Champion 3.50m Kreager Taber, Middlebury
2015 Champion  3.80m#  Erin Silva, Bowdoin 
2014 Champion  3.65m  Erin Silva, Bowdoin  

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