WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Vassar men’s and women’s track & field teams wrapped up the second day of the Monmouth Invitational on Saturday with the Brewers competing against a challenging field of Division I, II, and III teams.
The field events got the action started. In the women’s long jump, junior Malinda Smith placed 21st with a jump of 4.57 meters, while sophomore Jacqueline Morrison was 22nd after recording a mark of 4.56 meters. First-year Max Bergman took 17th at 5.80 meters on the men’s side. In the men’s javelin, sophomore Michael Came made his collegiate debut, throwing 46.06 meters for 10th place. First-year Elinor Kops tied for ninth in the high jump at 1.45 meters.
The women’s 1,500-meter race began the rack events. First-year Sophia Henderson ran a 5:12.35 for 40th, while senior Keara Ginell was 41st with a time of 5:12.70. Sophomore Aidan Mayer led the Brewer men with a personal record of 4:00.48 for 9th overall. Senior Johnathan Dean also ran a personal best at 4:06.24 for 33rd, and first-year Benny Clark was 40th at 4:08.98.
Vassar had two competitors in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. First-year Faye Stevens placed 17th at 17.20, while sophomore Nora Jensen ran a personal best time of 17.78 for 19th overall.
In the women’s 100-meter dash, first-year Traci Francis ran a 13.29 for 15th overall. On the men’s side, senior Ryan Mazurkiewicz took 21st with a time of 11.82. Sophomore Ava Novak ran a personal best 1:03.52 in the 400-meters, which was good for 25th overall.
Sophomore Simon LaClair paced the men’s 800-meter race with a 14th place finish at 2:00.85. Dean ran a 2:02.00 for 18th overall.
Stevens led the Vassar women with a 27.61 in the 200-meter dash that placed her 28th overall. Smith took 39th after running 27.98.
First-year Noni Pattington recorded a 14th place finish in the women’s 5,000-meter race and crossed the line at 18:53.26