AMHERST, N.H. — The Dartmouth men's outdoor track & field team came away the winners of the 2017 UMass Pre-Conference Meet Saturday afternoon.
The Big Green finished atop the team standings with 159 points, ahead of the host Minutemen in second with 144.25 points.
1. Dartmouth – 159
2. UMass Amherst – 144.25
3. UMass Lowell – 93.75
4. New Hampshire – 88.75
5. Central Connecticut – 75.5
6. Vermont – 69
7. Maine 65.75
- The Big Green went one-two atop the standings of the hammer throw with Timothy Brennan (60.12m) taking first and Colin Minor (59.01m) finishing second.
- Alec Eschholz (53.46) and Parker Johnson (53.76) duplicated the feat on the track, taking the top two spots in a competitive 400m hurdles field.
- Lucas Ribeiro was a winner in the discus, throwing a 53.46m to win the event by seven and a half meters (22 feet).
- Freshman Shawn Ohazuruike was the winner of the 110m hurdles in 15.01.
- Another Dartmouth freshman won the 800m as rookie Michael Thurston was the top finisher, crossing in 1:54.31.
- Ethan Ruh was second in the shot put with a throw of 15.23m, while Cole Andrus was second in the javelin as his best throw measured 58.62m.
- Hendric Tronsson took fourth in the long jump with a 6.73m to his credit.
- Tronsson was also second in the triple jump, leaping 13.58m.
- Will Shafer was fourth in the steeplechase, posting a time of 9:56.47 in the 3000m race.
- The 400m saw Myles Holt take second in 49.24.
- In the 100m, Adam Couitt ran a 10.91 to finish second, while Guy Green was third in 11.15.
- Couitt was also second in the 200m, running a 21.87.
- Sander Kushen claimed second in the 500m as well, posting a 15:02.85 to his credit and just missing out on the individual victory.
The Green and White also ran at the world-famous Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Saturday. The quartet of Trevor Colby (1:52.84), Phillip Gomez (1:53.97), Henry Raymond (1:52.12), Pat Gregory (1:51.38) helped the 4x800m relay team to a third-place finish in 7:30.31.
Dartmouth heads to Yale next weekend to compete at the 2017 Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championship.