April 20, 2009

The Panther track and field teams took part in the Dartmouth Invitational over the weekend, along with UNH, UVM, RPI, Tufts and the host school. Sophomore Erin Toner (New Providence, N.J.) qualified for the NCAA's in the 1500, finishing the race with a time of 4:38.78 to finish second overall. Senior Jennifer Brenes (Lawrence, Mass.) set a new school record with a 17'9.5" leap in the long jump to win the event, while placing third in the 100 hurdles (15.16).

Sophomore Katy Magill (Boxford, Mass.) earned a second place finish in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:04.57, as did senior Kelley Coughlan (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) in the triple jump, leaping 36'11.75". Sophomore Annie Rowell (Craftsbury, Vt.) came in third for the Panthers in the 200 (26.18), while junior Laura Dalton (Simsbury, Conn.) finished with a time of 1:04.57 to finish third in the 400 hurdles.

Junior Micah Wood (Tacoma, Wash.) earned two solid finishes for the men, placing fifth in the 400 (50.59) and sixth in the 200 (22.66.). Sophomores Adam Dede (West Chester, Ohio) and Nick Plugis (Bedford, Mass.) both earned fourth place finishes, Plugis in the javelin (171'6") and Dede in the pole vault (13'11.25"). Placing seventh in the discus with a throw of 135'4" was first-year thrower Alexander Myerson (Mercer Island, Wash.). Sophomore Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) came in seventh in the 5000 (15:25.62), rookie John Montroy (Mahwah, N.J.) placed seventh in the 400 hurdles (58.04), followed closely by classmate Jason Mooty (Eden Prairie, Minn.) in eighth (58.16).
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