Track & Field All-Conference Teams Announced

Track & Field All-Conference Teams Announced

HADLEY, Mass. - Following the completion of the NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships this past Saturday at Bowdoin, the NESCAC has announced its 2017 All-Conference Teams. The top three finishers in each event during the championship receive All-NESCAC recognition (a complete list of All-NESCAC performers by event can be found on page two).

Bates senior Allison Hill (Brunswick, Maine) is the recipient of the Sabasteanski Award as the Most Outstanding Female Performer. She won the 200-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles. In addition, she ran the second leg of Bates’ victorious 4x100-meter relay and was a member of the Bobcats' second-place 4x400 relay squad. Bates earned runner-up honors, marking the program’s highest finish at the NESCAC Championship. Hill is the second athlete from Bates to earn the honor, joining former Bobcat Keeliln Godsey (2005 & 2006).

Bates junior Adedire Fakorede (Newark, N.J.) won the Sabasteanski Award as the Most Outstanding Male Performer. He won both the discus throw and hammer throw on Saturday and placed third in the shot put to lead the Bobcats to a fifth-place finish. Fakorede’s hammer and shot put marks represented personal bests in both events. He is the sixth Bobcat to earn the award and first since David Pless earned the honor in 2012 and 2013.

The Sabasteanski Award is named in honor of the late Frank Sabasteanski, who graduated from Bowdoin and later led the cross country and track and field programs at the college for 28 years.

Rookie Most Outstanding Performer honors went to Megan Powell (Washington, D.C.) of Williams and Yaw Sekyere (Tampa, Fla.) of Bowdoin. Powell won the 400-meter dash to contribute to the Ephs’ championship title. She also placed fourth in the 200-meter dash and was a member of Williams’ 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams, that finished third and first, respectively. Sekyere helped the Polar Bears earn their best finish since 2002. He placed second in the 100-meters, third in the 200-meters and was a member of the Bowdoin 4x100 relay team that placed fourth. Powell is the second straight Eph to earn the honor, joining Denver Williams who garnered the award last season, and Sekyere is the first Bowdoin athlete win the award.

Jay Hartshorn’s staff earned Women’s Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year for the first time in program history, after leading Bates to a second-place finish with 107 points behind the strength of four event winners and 10 top-three event finishes. The Bowdoin men’s coaching staff, led by head coach Peter Slovenski, was selected as the Men’s Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year for the first time in the history of the award. Slovenski, in his 30th season with the Polar Bears, guided Bowdoin to a third-place finish with 110 points.

 Allison Hill  

Adedire Fakorede  




Megan Powell Yaw Sekyere Jay Hartshorn Peter Slovenski

Allison Hill

Adedire Fakorede

Megan Powell

Yaw Sekyere

Jay Hartshorn
Bates Staff

Peter Slovenski
Bowdoin Staff

2017 NESCAC Men's Track & Field All-Conference Honorees

First Place Second Place Third Place
100-meter dash Anthony Kardonsky (Tufts), 10.85
Yaw Sekyere (Bowdoin), 10.94
Robert Jones (Tufts), 10.99

200-meter dash 

Eli Saucier (Hamilton), 22.03
Marcques Houston (Colby), 22.05
Yaw Sekyere (Bowdoin), 22.06
400-meter dash Alex Nichols (Middlebury), 48.43
Tobias Muellers (Williams), 48.46
Andrew DiMaiti (Tufts), 49.14
800-meter run  Kristian Sogaard (Amherst), 1:51.94
James Mulliken (Middlebury), 1:52.88
Patrick Griffin (Bates), 1:53.52

1,500-meter run

Peter Hale (Williams), 3:50.34
David Folsom (Williams), 3:50.69
Kevin Serrao (Middlebury), 3:52.89
3,000-meter Steeplechase Luke O'Connor (Tufts), 8:58.46
Ben Torda (Bowdon), 9:04.57
Evan Ferguson-Hull (Bates), 9:32.35
5,000-meter run Peter Hale (Williams), 14:51.23
Tim Nichols (Tufts), 14:54.20
Austin Anderson (Williams), 14:54.77
10,000-meter run Tim Nichols (Tufts), 30:47.31 Jack Pierce (Hamilton), 31:06.24 Noah Williams (Williams), 31:07.40
110-meter hurdles Josh Etkind (Tufts), 14.53 #
Joseph Staudy (Bowdoin), 14.63
Landon Summers (Colby), 14.82
400-meter hurdles

Andrew DiMaiti (Tufts), 54.15

Nicholas Usoff (Tufts), 55.05
James O'Donnell (Colby), 55.65
High Jump Stefan Duvivier (Tufts), 1.98m Ian Outhwaite (Williams), J1.98m Joseph Staudt (Bowdoin), 1.88m
Long Jump Christian Holway (Williams), 6.93m
Tobias Muellers (Williams), 6.82m
Isaiah Seetram (Bates), 6.77m
Triple Jump Brian Greenberg (Bowdoin), 14.60m
Christian Holway (Williams), 14.28m
Jeffrey Jones (Bates), 14.23m
Javelin Tyler Harrington (Bates), 59.91m
Alfred Hurley (Middlebury), 57.77m
Colin Tiernan (Bowdoin), 54.51m
Discus Adedire Fakorede (Bates), 49.60m
Magnus Herweyer (Williams), 45.73m
Michael Paloian (Tufts), 43.12m
Hammer Adedire Fakorede (Bates), 57.83m John Pietro (Bowdoin), 55.26m Minhaj Rahman (Middlebury), 50.84m
Shot Put Magnus Herweyer (Williams), 15.90m
John Pietro (Bowdoin), 15.72m
Adedire Fakorede (Bates), 15.45m
Pole Vault John Natalone, (Middlebury), 4.40m
Andrew McCracken (Wesleyan), J4.40m
Pierceson Brown (Williams), J4.40m
4x100-meter relay Colby, 41.81 (Roy Donnelley, Brian Sommers, Landon Summers, Marcques Houston)
Tufts, 42.15 (Patrick Milne, Tommy Miller, Anthony Kardonsky, Robert Jones)
Bates, 42.61 (Isaish Seetram, Rayn Corley, Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene, Colin Kraft)
4x400-meter relay Middlebury, 3:17.45 (Cam Mackintosh, Arden Coleman, Jimmy Martinez, Alex Nichols)
Williams, 3:20.12 (Dysron Marshall, Kevin LeFleche, Steve Yannacone, Tobias Muellers)
Tufts, 3:21.90 (Andrew DiMaiti, Billy Witrock, Jordan Abate, Tom Doyle)
4x800-meter relay Williams, 7:44.69 (David Folsom, Tristan Colaizzi, Lucas Estrada, Nick Gannon)
Bates, 7:50.68 (Mark Fusco, Robert Flynn, Jack Kiely, Patrick Griffin)
Tufts, 7:51.01 (Colin Raposo, Hiroto Watanabe, Christian Swenson, Jackson Mihm)
# - NESCAC record

2017 NESCAC Women's Track & Field All-Conference Honorees

First Place Second Place Third Place
100-meter dash Kennedy Green (Williams), 12.23
Catherine Berry (Hamilton), 12.33
Katherine Marlow-Benedick (Trinity), 12.37

200-meter dash 

 Allison Hill (Bates), 24.82
Catherine Berry (Hamilton), 25.11
Katherine Marlow-Benedick (Trinity), 25.27
400-meter dash Megan Powell (Williams), 56.64
Taylor DePalo (Colby), 57.44
Denver Williams (Williams), 58.09
800-meter run  Ayden Eickhoff (Bates), 2:12.68
Anna Passannante (Williams), 2;12.95
Yvonne Bungei (Williams), 2:13.84

1,500-meter run 

Anna Harleen (Williams), 4:31.09
Jessica Wilson (Bates), 4:35.05
Abigail Nadler (Middlebury), 4:36.96
3,000-meter Steeplechase Catie Skinner (Middlebury), 11:09.11
Elowyn Pfeiffer (Williams), 11:16.91
Sarah Kinney (Bowdoin), 11:24.71
5,000-meter run Emma Zahner (Williams), 17:25.70
Caitlin Lawlor (Colby), 17:30.05
Jessica Wilson (Bates), 17:40.13
10,000-meter run Brittany Bowman (Tufts), 35:37.17 Katherine Treanor (Amherst), 36:41.84 Emma Herrmann (Williams), 36:47.51
100-meter hurdles Allison Hill (Bates), 14.38
Maddie Pronovost (Middlebury), 14.83
Jenna Athanasopoulos (Colby), 14.97
400-meter hurdles

Kayley McGonagle (Williams), 1:03.05

Alyza Ngbokoli (Williams), 1:03.97
Sara Ory (Bowdoin), 1:04.07
High Jump Helene Hall (Williams), 1.73m
Summer-Solstice Thomas (Williams), 1.68m
Emma Egan (Williams), 1.68m
Long Jump Candice Dyce (Williams), 5.48m
Sally Ceesay (Bates), 5.47m
Brita Dawson (Tufts), 5.29m
Triple Jump Candice Dyce (Williams), 11.82m
Sally Ceesay (Bates), 11.56m
Abbey Asare-Bediako (Amherst), 11.29m
Javelin Devon Player (Middlebury), 41.92m Ellen Masalsky (Bowdoin) ,41.08m Lauren Kennedy (Conn. College), 40.27m
Discus Pamela Zabala (Bowdoin), 40.60m
Michaela Garrett (Colby), 39.05m
Jennifer Sherwill (Tufts), 38.98m
Hammer Michaela Garrett (Colby), 53.21m
Emily Hull (Hamilton), 45.28m
Katie Hughes (Bates), 43.78m
Shot Put Koko Mensah (Conn. College), 13.05m Kabari Burabari (Trinity), 12.37m Lauren Kennedy (Conn. College), 12.35m
Pole Vault Katie Loftus (Williams), 3.55m
Kreager Taber (Middlebury), 3.25m
Christine Andersen (Bowdoin), J3.25m
4x100-meter relay Bates, 48.30 (Sally Ceesay, Allison HIll, Anna Beaudet, Claire Markonic)
Trinity, 48.60 (Kathareeya Tonyai, Katie Lazur, Katherine Marlow-Benedick, Morgan Hallow)
Williams, 48.73 (Ally Isley, Megan Powell, Denver Williams, Kennedy Green)
4x400-meter relay Williams, 3:54.20 (Sierra Loomis, Laney Teaford, Denver Williams, Megan Powell)
Bates, 3:54.67 (Allison Hill, Paige Rabb, Ayden Eickhoff, Claire Markonic)
Colby, 3:55.14 (Rachel Leonard, Sophie Stokes Cerkvenik, Michaela Athanasopoulos, Taylor DePalo)
4x800-meter relay Williams, 9:21.85 (Stella Worters, Yvonne Bungei, Anna Passannante, Leah Rosenfeld)
Middlebury, 9:22.91 (Anna Willig, Meg Wilson, Catie Skinner, Lucy Lang)
Bowdoin, 9:23.52 (Eleanor Brakewood, Demi Feder, Caroline Shiipley, Meghan Bellerose)
# - NESCAC record