Friday, April 12, 2013
Fear, Sharma place fifth overall in respective events.
The Wheaton College men's track and field team turned in a 17th place performance at the Roadrunner Invitational, hosted by Ramapo College, Saturday afternoon. Senior Sam Fear (Bath, Maine/North Yarmouth Academy) finished fifth in the high jump clearing a height of 6-feet and 0.75-inches. Sophomore Ben Sharma (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) ranked fifth overall in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.81-seconds and ninth overall in the 400-meter hurdles in 58.85-seconds. In the 4x400-meter relay, Fear teamed up with freshmen Sam Miklovich (Gray New Gloucester, Maine/Gray New Gloucester) and Alexei Spinu (New Cannon, Mass./New Cannon) and sophomore Nathan Sheridan (Albuquerque, N.M./Desert Academy) for ninth place overall in 3:33.25. …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Okoye sets school record in discus.
Wednesday, April 3
The Wheaton College women's track and field team finished sixth overall out of 23 teams with 54 points at the Snowflake Classic, hosted by Tufts University, on Saturday evening. Tufts won its own invitational with 124 points ahead of Boston College (80 points) and Northeastern University (71 points). Worcester State University scored 66.50 points to earn fourth place honors while Harvard University rounded out the top-5 with 57 points. Senior Sylvia Okoye (Stanhope, N.J./Pope John XXIII Regional)ranked in the top-10 in three events and set one school record to highlight the Lyons' efforts. Okoye shattered a 14-year-old school record in the discus with a toss of 134-feet to finish fourth overall in the event behind three student-athletes …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Lyons 4x400-meter relay team places second.
Thursday, March 28
The Wheaton College men's track and field team opened up its 2013 outdoor season at the Bridgewater State University Invitational on Saturday afternoon with several strong performances in the non-scoring meet. Freshmen Alexei Spinu (New Cannon, Mass./New Cannon) andSam Miklovich (Gray New Gloucester, Maine/Gray New Gloucester), sophomore Nathan Sheridan (Albuquerque, N.M./Desert Academy) and senior Sam Fear (Bath, Maine/North Yarmouth Academy) posted the highest finish for the Lyons coming in at second overall in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:36.03. Fear also ranked fourth overall in the javelin (184-feet, 7-inches), tied for fifth in the high jump with a height of six feet and 15th in the shot put with a mark of 37-feet and 11.25…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Lyons finished tied for ninth at nationals.
The Wheaton College women's track & field team, ranked no.7 overall in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll, finished tied for ninth overall at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by North Central College, on Saturday evening at the Al B. Carius Track facility. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the team title with 56 points for its ninth national championship in program history. Illinois College finished second with 32 points and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ranked third with 27 points. The Lyons tied for ninth place overall (16 points) with Mount Union, Buffalo State and Emory. Wheaton posted its ninth top-10 finish in program history at …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Lyons' 4x400-meter relay team seeded fifth overall.
The Wheaton College women's track & field team, ranked no.7 overall in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll, will send five student-athletes to the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 8-9 in Naperville, Illinois, hosted by North Central, at the Al B. Carius Track facility. Junior All-American Ashante Little (Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet)highlights the field as the sprinter is seeded second overall in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.71-seconds and second in the 400-meter dash (56.58-seconds). Little will also compete in the 4x400-meter relay with senior All-American's Amanda Claflin (Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke) andSamantha Bennett (Weymouth, Mass./…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Lyons clock in at 10:41.65.
Wednesday, February 27
The Wheaton College men's track and field distance medley relay team placed 23rd overall at the 2013 All-New England Championships hosted by Boston University on Friday night. Sophomore John Green (Quincy, Mass./North Quincy) ran the opening 1,200-meter leg, senior co-captain Sam Fear (Bath, Maine/North Yarmouth Academy) sprinted the 400-meter run second leg, sophomore Harry Bachrach (Chesnut Hill, Mass./Beaver Country Day) competed in the 800-meter third leg and senior Michael Richard (Chicopee, Mass./Holyoke Catholic)brought home the DMR in the 1,600-meter leg. The quarter combined for a time of 10:41.65. The Wheaton men's track and field team returns to action on March 1-2 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Bennett, 4x400-meter relay team earn All-New England status.
Monday, February 25
The Wheaton College women's track and field team, ranked no.10 overall in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), placed 19th out of 36 teams at the All-New England Championships, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday evening. The Lyons finished ahead of two programs from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), four NCAA Division I programs and three NCAA Division II teams with nine points over the two day event. The University of Connecticut won the meet with 149.33 points, Providence College was second overall with 54 points and The College of the Holy Cross ranked third overall with a score of 51.33 points. Senior Samantha Bennett (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) placed …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Claflin and Silva highlight the two-day invite for the Lyons.
Monday, February 4
The Wheaton College women's track & field team, ranked no.22 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division III national poll, posted several strong performances at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational this past weekend at the NYC Armory. The Lyons also sent two members of the men's squad to the invitational. Senior All-American Amanda Claflin (Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke)shined in the 60-meter dash with a sixth place finish overall out of 93 competitors in 7.78-seconds. Claflin clocked the fastest time among all NCAA Division III student-athletes in a field comprised mostly of NCAA Division I student-athletes on Friday of the two-day invitational. Claflin improved her NCAA Division III New …
Best Ever TVL Championship for Norton.
The Norton Lancer boys track and field team came to fight at the the Tri-Valley League Championships Sunday and with their runner-up finish attained their highest finish ever at the TVL Championships. The Norton boys 4x400 relay team of Max Marcotte, senior captain Danny Lenihan, Mike Tierney and Brandon Durocher won in dramatic fashion coming from 5th to 1st place in the last two legs with the help of Danny Lenihan anchoring and shutting the door with a 52.4 400. Tri-Valley League Team Rankings: 1.) Hopkinton 85 2.) NORTON 63 3.) Westwood 60 4.) Medfield 48 5.) Bellingham 36 6.) Holliston 28 7.) Ashland 12 8.) Medway 8 9.) Millis 0 Important NORTON TVL Championship …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Underclassmen lead Lyons at Northeastern meet.
The Wheaton College men's track & field team finished in 13th place at the second annual Joe Donahue Games, hosted by Northeastern University, at the Reggie Lewis Center Friday. Other schools who participated included Northeastern, Stonehill, Vermont, UMass Amherst, Maine, Hartford, Cobleskill, New Hampshire, Holy Cross, Boston College, Brown University and Williams. Some highlights include Wheaton finishing ninth overall in the 4x400 meter relay with senior Howard Manly (Ayer, Mass./Lawrence Academy), freshman Sam Miklovich (Gray New Gloucester, Maine/Gray New Gloucester), sophomore Nathan Sheridan (Albuquerque, N.M./Desert Academy) and Spinu finishing in 3:32.75. The team will next take on the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in …