The weather is finally starting to warm up, and with perfect timing. The track and field team started their outdoor season over the weekend with the Washington and Lee Track and Field Carnival. The team has been preparing for outdoors for a while now, so it must be nice to finally take a step outside. This also means adding outdoor events to the meets, giving the members more chances to participate and win. This meet went unscored, but the team didn’t need numbers to know they did well.
In total, six Spartans placed in the top three places for their events (impressive, as there was a large amount of competitors at this meet). Those six were split evenly between men and women. For the men, David Dixon took first in the 3,000-meter relay with a time of 9:45.08, Mark Kulinksi came in third in the pole vault by clearing a height of 14’5”, and Henry Weintraub placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 181 feet and six inches. As for the women, Christen Saccucci and Sophia Herzog placed second and third in the pole vault, both clearing the bar at ten feet and six quarter inches, while Asante Brown took third in the triple jump with a distance of 34’4.25”.
There are some big meets coming up with the All-Ohio outdoor championship arriving in three weeks, and the UAA outdoors in five. After that, just a few more invitationals and then the NCAAs. The Spartans have started the outdoor season well, and hopefully will continue to rank among the top tier places as the days get warmer and the season comes to a close.