On Saturday February 1st, the Mammoths travelled to Tufts University to compete at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational, the first of three times this indoor season the Mammoths will compete at Tufts. While the meet was scored, the focus was not on winning the meet, but rather entering each athlete in the best race for them at this point in the season.
Ajay Sarathy '21 running the 3k
The day got started for the Mammoths with the 60 meter dash, where Trevor Hall '22 competed for the first time this indoor season, and he qualified for the semifinals. Marshall Richardson '22 continued to run consistently well in the 60 meter dash.
The next event on the track was the 3,000, where Billy Massey '21 led the Mammoths with his third place finish in a competitive field, and set a personal best in the event by 15 seconds, a huge improvement! With his time of 8:35, he currently ranks thirty-fifth nationally in the event. Spencer Ferguson-Dryden finished sixth, and Ajay Sarathy '21 finished right behind him in seventh place, and set a 13 second personal best! Firstyear Keon Mazdisnian ran a great race as well, and placed tenth, just ahead of Braxton Schuldt '21, who had a nice race.
Owen Daily '22 en route to winning his heat of the mile
In the mile, Braedon Fiume '23 took on a strong field and competed hard. In the next heat, Owen Daily '22 won his heat in a great effort, finishing more than two seconds ahead of the next competitor. Behind him, Aydin Williams '23 ran well in his first mile race of the year. Sophomores Spencer Davis and Lev Robertson worked together throughout the race to finish strong.
Mayowa Tinubu '20 running a personal best in the 400!
Next on the track was the 400 meters, where Ellis Phillips-Galucci '23 led the Mammoths, running 52.20 seconds. Right behind him, Kyland Smith '21 tied his indoor personal best in the 400, running 52.23, and Stanley Dunwell '20 competed well. Mayowa Tinubu '20 ran his second ever 400 race, and dropped a full second off his previous best time set last week! Ben Wadsworth '22 ran a season best, Theo Bates '20 ran a nice first 400 of the season, and Matt Gelin '23 competed well.