NEW LONDON, CT – The Vassar men’s and women’s track & field completed the second day of the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational on Saturday. The Brewers faced a loaded field but saw many personal records achieved.
In a continuation of yesterday’s women’s heptathlon, first-year Faye Stevens took fourth overall with 3,569 points. Elinor Kops was eighth at 3,233 points, and Jackie Morrison placed ninth at 3,160. Stevens placed fourth in the long jump with a personal record of 4.71 meters and was fourth in the javelin at 24.50 meters. Morrison placed third in the javelin with a mark of 25.90 meters. Stevens went on to run a 2:36.16 for second in the 800-meters, while Kops was sixth with a time of 2:45.35.
Bergman competed in the final four decathlon events and finished ninth overall with 4,432 points. Bergman went seventh in the pole vault at 3.35 meters and then was eighth in the javelin with a throw of 33.12 meters.
Moving on to the track events, first-year Traci Francis finished ninth in the 100-meter dash at 12.65, while sophomore Lola Perez-Fry ran a personal best of 13.19 for 31st place.
Sophomore Darnell Worley ran a career-best at 11.38 to take 21st in the men’s race.
In the women’s 200-meter dash, Ava Novak led the Brewers with an 11th-place finish and crossed the line with a personal record time of 26.43. Worley ran another personal best of 22.66 to take 19th overall on the men’s side.
Sophomore Kayleigh Mason improved her 400-hurdles time to record a career-best of 1:16.84, which was good for 18th overall.
Sophomore Simon LaClair led the Vassar men’s 800-meter with a personal record time of 1:58.05 for 28th overall. Senior Gibran Mourani placed right behind at 29th at 1:58.28.
Aidan Mayer took 14th in the 1,500 with a time of 4:05.53, while first-year Tim Buchan ran a career-best 4:05.90 for 15th place. First-year Sophia Henderson ran a 5:05.69 in the women’s 1,500 to finish at 27th, and Clara Wiesler was 32nd at 5:13.72.
Mayer finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase second overall with a time of 9:40.43.
Senior Sasha Allison ran a career-best time of 18:07.97 in the 5,000-meter race and finished 11th overall. First-year Noni Pattington also recorded a personal best at 18:31.25 for 18th place. On the men’s side, senior Jack Casalino crossed at 14:41.58 for sixth place and a Vassar program record, while senior Johnathan Dean ran a personal record 15:06.71 for 19th.
First-year Soleil Yuong placed 17th in the women’s javelin and set a personal record mark of 25.32 meters.
In the men’s pole vault, Rey Claro cleared 3.55 meters for a personal record and took seventh overall in the event.
Vassar continues the season next weekend at the Williams College Farley Invitational on Sat. Apr. 23.