MATEO VAZQUEZ ’21
Although spring is in the air the men’s and women’s track and field teams were at the Tufts Snowflake Classic this past weekend. Both teams put up a great effort throughout the meet, but did not perform as well as they would have liked. The men’s team placed 12th out of the 20 teams at the meet. Although it was not as high as the Bantams expected, there were several positive individual performances that gave the team hope for the important meets at the end of the season.
Alex Tomcho ’19 finished fifth in the 200-meter dash, a great showing for his first time back
on the track since his last outdoor race in the 2016 outdoor season. Another Bantam who had an excellent race was Luke Mayer ’19, who ran the 100-meter hurdles. Mayer ran a very close race, missing the top time by a mere .20 seconds and placing third overall.
The Snowflake Classic was also a chance to see some of the newest talent on the team. Among the top-performing rookies was Stephen Tyler ’21, who placed 7th in the 800-meter dash, just two places behind captain Kyle Larsson ’18.
The women’s team had a strong showing at the Snowflake Classic, placing second out of 24 teams. One event that was not only exciting to watch, but also an event that the Bantams dominated, was the 200-meter dash. Katie Marlow-Benedict ’20 won with a time of 25.24 seconds. Finishing just .74 seconds behind Marlow-Benedict was rookie Emma Buckley ’21 in second place, which secured the top two positions for the Bantams.
Another rookie that assisted the Bantams by securing a win was Isabella Bruno ’21, placing third in the high jump event. Kat Bullock ’20 also had a strong showing in the triple jump event, in
which she was able to secure third place. Of all the races and events, Trinity had seven athletes that were able to place in the top three.
This runner-up finish is more than a successful way to close out March. It is a testament to how far the team has come thus far in the season. In fact, just a month and a half ago, the Bantams placed 15 out of 30 teams at the New England Division III championships, a far cry from their second place showing at Tufts. Next up for the Bantams men’s and women’s teams is The Coast Guard Invitational on April 7, where they will start their final push into the last stretch of the season.
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