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Men's Indoor Track & Field Has Strong Performance in Opening Meet

Photo courtesy of Frank Poulin
Photo courtesy of Frank Poulin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's indoor track and field team opened its 2018-19 season hosting Connecticut College and Trinity in a tri-meet on Friday evening. The squad was led by Andrew McCracken's first-place finish, recording a height of 4.55m in the pole vault.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan's Kevin McMorrow was the lone-runner in the 5000m, clocking in at 15:32.72.
  • Noah Olson and Andrew Dearborn placed second and third, respectively, in the high jump with marks of 1.87m and 1.72m. Olson also competed in the long jump, placing third with a mark of 6.19m.
  • Olaniqi Adebayo had a second-place finish in the shot put, recording a mark of 11.01m, while placing fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 12.30m.
  • Kyron Roberts sprinted to a second place finish in the 400m with a time of 50.71, while Kevin DeLoughry was second in the 200m with a time of 23.33 and Christian Denny raced to a fourth place finish in the 60m (7.28).
  • The 3000m had a lot of depth, seeing four Cardinals place in the top-six. Adam Linsky was the first Wesleyan runner, clocking in at 9:11.17 which was good for second place. Nathan Gamble was close behind, crossing the finish line in third with a time of 9:15.20. Benjamin Cahill (9:21.86) and Matt Frishkoff (9:23.96) raced to fifth and sixth place finishes, respectively.
  • The mile saw five Wesleyan runners cross the finish line within 10 seconds of each other, sweeping places four through seven. The top-finisher was Bill Bajohr, who crossed the finish line with a time of 4:35.03, good for third place. Miles Aronow (4:36.30) and Alexander Blaylock (4:36.74) were close behind, coming in fourth and fifth.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan will be idle for winter break, before hosting the Little Three meet on January 12th.