Friday, Jan. 19, both Elizabethtown College men’s and women’s track and field teams took on Susquehanna University at Susquehanna’s Orange & Maroon Classic.
For the women, senior Alexa Feduchak took her second win of her career with weight throwing. Her winning throw was 13.40 meters, and she took eighth place in track and field event Shot Put at 10.19 meters.
Junior Leah Gamber took second in Shot Put with 11.31m and ninth in the weight throw with 11.18m.
First-year Emma Ager and junior Carly Allport took one-two in the 800-meter run. Ager made the record of the field, finishing with 2:29.69. Allport came not far behind with 2:31.26.
All three Etown pole vaulters placed: Sophomore Natalie Nye got third place at 2.75m; Sophomore Paiton Kelly got sixth at 2.60m; and senior Karly Deam got ninth at 2.45m.
The Blue Jays had two athletes place in each horizontal jump. Junior Haley Prengaman jumped 9.97m in the triple jump, placing her sixth. Senior Kamara Litchauer placed ninth at 9.44m.
In the long jump the Blue Jays had tied athletes come in eighth place at 4.44m, sophomore Jordan Sobolesky and first-year Christina Ippolito.
First-year Justine Itterly placed ninth with a time of 12:11.70 in the 3,000-meter run.
In the women’s 4×200-meter relay, Sobolesky, senior Kelsey Bentz, Ippolito, and sophomore Ashleigh Denault had a time of 1:56.29, placing ninth. In the 4×400-meter relay, team A took second overall and team B took eighth.
The Blue Jays men’s team had a lone win with the 4×200-meter relay, running one of the fastest times in history of Susquehanna’s Classic. First-year Ean Mann, senior Mitch Schlegel, senior Brad Vasilik, and junior Nick Winch combined a run of 1:34.50.
All of Etown’s relay teams placed at the meet. All four runners also all placed individually. Mann had the best finish, placing third in the 60-meter dash with 7.15.
Both 4×400-meter relays placed for the Jays. The A team finished third, while the B team finished ninth.
In the 400-meter dash, Winch placed fourth with a time of 53.89. Schlegel ran ninth with 54.83.
First-year Matt Strubinger placed fifth overall in the 60-meter hurdles, dropping his time 9.60 in the final round. Strubinger also helped the 4x200m B team to finish fifth, a relay team with first-year A.J. Calabrese, first-year Matthew Van Heesewijk, and junior Dante Sarracino.
Sophomore JJ Teal and first-year Will Schoner ended tenth and fifth, respectively, in the 800-meter with times of 2:09.29 and 2:06.19.
Junior Tyler Stephenson placed seventh in the high jump with 1.73m and tenth in the long jump with 5.88m.
Sophomore Malcolm Sykes (12.18m), sophomore Derek Bosworth (11.94m), and sophomore Curtis Reynolds (11.74m) placed sixth, seventh and eighth in the triple jump.
Senior Matt Pysher took fifth in the wright throw at 13.28m.
Both the women’s and men’s track and field teams will compete at the Blue & White Invitational on Friday, Jan. 26. The meet will begin at 3:30 p.m.