HANOVER, N.H. – The Marjorie and Herbert Chase '30 Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Barry Harwick ’77 has announced the incoming group of individuals who will make up the Class of 2021.
In all, 13 incoming student-athletes will join the ranks of the Big Green’s cross county, indoor and outdoor track & field teams for the 2017-18 season.
Below are brief highlights for seven members of this group:
Crowley was fifth at the New Balance outdoor nationals in the 2000m steeplechase with a lifetime best time of 6:01.88, earning All-America honors in the process. He has also run 9:22 for the college steeple distance of 3000 meters. As a freshman, Harwick expects Crowley to be the team’s top runner in the event.
Feffer is an outstanding middle-distance and relay performer. He has run 1:53 in the open 800m and 1:52 on his team’s 4x800m relay. At the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, he anchored his squad to a fourth-place finish in 7:42 with a strong showing in his leg of the relay.
Frye is the younger brother of the recently graduated Alex Frye ’17. Max had a phenomenal senior spring as he won both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles at the Ohio State Championship Meet. His times of 13.94 and 37.37, respectively, in those events were lifetime PR’s and the best ever by a Dartmouth hurdle recruit.
Matejka was a key runner on Wellesley High School’s state championship cross country team. In track, he was third at the Massachusetts state meet in the indoor mile. Matejka has a mile PR of 4:16.47 and has also run 9:18.46 for two miles. He will run both cross country and track at Dartmouth.
Mayes is the team’s top jumps recruit. Competing in the pole vault at an open meet at the Air Force Academy last winter, Mayes cleared 16 feet and is projected by the staff as a Heps scorer as a freshman.
O’Brien is considered to be one of the best distance runners to come out of New Hampshire in several years. He won the state Meet of Champions in cross country by an unheard of 50 seconds. O’Brien went to place third at the Northeast Foot Locker meet to qualify for the nationals in San Diego; one of only 40 high school boys nationwide to achieve that honor. He also won state titles in both indoor and outdoor track. O’Brien’s PR of 9:02.29 in the 3200m was set at the prestigious Loucks Games in New York this past May.
Spearman is the fastest sprinter to come to Dartmouth in decades. His PR’s of 10.45 and 21.38 in the 100m and 200m, respectively, are truly national class. Spearman will start the year off with expectations that he could be the Big Green’s top sprinter and invaluable on relay legs.
The complete Class of 2021 is as follows:
|Gregory Crowley||XC/Distance||Scarsdale, N.Y.|
|Nicholas Feffer||XC/Distance||Boalsburg, Pa.|
|Maxwell Frye||Track/Hurdles||New Albany, Ohio|
|Griffin Mackey||XC/Distance||Sewickley, Pa.|
|Brian Mass||XC/Distance||Perkasie, Pa.|
|Benjamin Matejka||XC/Distance||Wellesley, Mass|
|Corbin Mayes||Track/Pole Vault||Fort Collins, Colo.|
|Samuel Morton||XC/Distance||Larchmont, N.Y.|
|Patrick O'Brien||XC/Distance||Durham, N.H.|
|William Phinney||Track/Mid-Dist.||Basking Ridge, N.J.|
|Owen Ritz||XC/Distance||Jenkintown, Pa.|
|Donovan Spearman||Track/Sprints||Gardena, Calif.|
|Timothy Zepf||Track/Mid-Dist.||Londonderry, N.H.|