Tufts Cupid Challenge and Blue & Orange Multi

The Mammoths had an exciting weekend on February 8th and 9th, where the most of the team competed at the Tufts Cupid Challenge, and multi athletes Annelise Romero, Max Spelke, and Jack Dufton competed at the Blue & Orange Multi hosted by Utica College.


Blue & Orange Multi

At the Blue & Orange Multi, Annelise Romero set a new personal best in the pentathlon! Along the way, she set a personal best in the high jump and closed with a strong 800!

Tufts Cupid Challenge

Katie Siegel '20 in the high jump!

In the field, Katie Siegel '20 continues to consistently clear good heights in the high jump. In the shot put, Nolani Kennedy-White and Ella Rossa both set personal bests! Caroline Ferguson-Dryden threw well in the shot put and weight throw, as did Stephanie Zovich in the weight throw. Lauren Lamb enjoyed a season best in the triple jump, fighting through illness.

Kristin Ratliff running the 5k!

The first track event of the day for the Mammoths was the 60 meter dash, where Sam Tichelaar set a new personal best! Amerley Lokko ran just 0.02 seconds off her personal best set a few weeks ago, Isabel Park ran a season best, Anna Buford ran just 0.02 seconds off her season best, and Karis Lee competed well.

Next was the 60 hurdles, which Ella Rossa won in a time of 8.92 seconds, just off her personal best set a few weeks ago! Ella ran a time of 8.91 in the prelims and her consistent runs in the prelims and finals are a great sign of progress.

Kristin Ratliff ran her first 5k ever on the track, and ran a great time of 18:38! In the same heat, Olivia Polischeck competed hard the whole way.

Amerley and Sam came back from the 60 to join up with Anna Madden and Sophia Friedman to win the 4x200 relay by almost a full second! Their time of 1:46.42 should put the relay in the fast heat at the D3 New England Championships, which was the goal of running the relay.

Eline Laurent running the mile!

Sophie Wolmer and Sarah Gayer got the Mammoths started in the mile, as they placed third and fourth, respectively, and competed well in a nice field. In the next heat, Eline Laurent enjoyed an excellent race and set a collegiate personal best! Mia Rahn wasn't far off her personal best in the mile set a few weeks ago.

In the 600, Grace Haase ran a great race to win her heat! Grace LeCates and Gigi Chrappa both ran their first races coming back from injury, and they both ran well and we're so glad to see them back on the track!

Jenny Mazzella winning her heat of the 800!

Jenny Mazzella ran an indoor personal best in the 800, and dominated her heat in a great indication of fitness and confidence. In only her second 800 ever, Jordan Bailey-Rhodeman was unfortunately disqualified from the race for cutting in too early, but we timed her in 2:25, which would be a three second personal best! Sylvia Frank ran a season best in the 800 and continues to compete with grit.

Maggie Drew running a personal best in the 1,000!

In the 1,000, Rachel Ruderman led a strong Mammoth contingent and set a personal best, running a time of 3:05. Maggie Drew also set a personal best in the event! Isabella Landry ran another great race! Isabel Park ran a personal best in the 200 for the second time this season and Anna Buford ran a season best too!


Blue & Orange Multi

At the Blue & Orange Multi, Max Spelke and Jack Dufton competed. Max set a personal best in the heptathlon by more than 100 points, and set personal bests in the 60 meter dash, shot put, pole vault, and 1,000 meter run! Jack Dufton just missed his personal best in the 60 meter dash as part of a strong heptathlon.

Tufts Cupid Challenge

Jack Renda in the shot put!

In the throws, Jack Renda set a significant personal best in the weight throw, and also threw well in the shot put! Multi athletes Troy Colleran and Jack Trent both threw personal bests in the shot put!

Troy Colleran jumped a personal best in the high jump!

In the jumps, Troy Colleran had a huge day, setting personal bests in the long jump with a jump of 7.08 meters (23' 2.75"), which ranks him eleventh nationally in Division 3 in the event. He also was not far off the school record in the event. Then in the high jump, Troy set a personal best, jumping 2.00 meters (6' 6.75"). Theo Bates and Jack Trent also jumped well in the long jump. Yonas Shiferaw set a personal best in the triple jump!

The 60 meter dash got off to a great start for the Mammoths, where Nehemiah McGowan broke Henry Buren's weeks old school record in the prelims with a time of 6.96 seconds. Then in the semis, Nehemiah brought that time down to 6.92 seconds, which is a new school record and is ranked eighth nationally in Division 3. In separate prelim and semi heats, Henry Buren won both with times of 7.13 and 7.06 seconds, respectively. The final was a fantastic matchup between the two, where Henry and Nehemiah both ran a time of 6.96 seconds, and Henry edged out Nehemiah by mere milliseconds!

The depth in the men's 60 meter dash goes beyond Nehemiah and Henry, as Elijah Ngbokoli placed seventh in the final, Chris Gong and Arinze Uddoh both qualified for the semifinals, Trevor Hall ran a season best, Marshall Richardson ran well, and Biafra Okoronkwo raced for the first time in a year and a half and competed well!

In the 60 meter hurdles, Troy and Yonas both qualified for the finals, where they placed fourth and seventh, respectively. In the prelims, Jack Trent ran a significant personal best of 8.98 seconds, going under 9 seconds for the first time.

Braxton Schuldt and Ajay Sarathy smiling after running indoor personal bests in the 5k!

In a strong 5k field, Ajay Sarathy placed third with a personal best of 15:03, a 45 second improvement, a HUGE margin in the 5k! Braxton Schuldt placed fifth in 15:05 in an indoor personal best, and not far off his personal best in the outdoor 5k. Spencer Davis competed well in the second heat of the 5k.

Owen Daily and Keon Mazdisnian running the mile!

In the first heat of the mile in a deep field, Spencer Ferguson-Dryden and Billy Massey were paced by Amherst alumn Jesse Fajnzylber through 800, setting them up for a fast race. Spencer placed third in a new personal best of 4:16, and Billy ran well, running a time of 4:20. In the second heat, Owen Daily won his heat for the second week in a row, running a time of 4:24, not far off his personal best in the event. Keon Mazdisnian ran well in the same heat, improving upon the mile he ran last month.

Will Spurrell after setting a personal best in the 600

Stanley Dunwell was the only Mammoth in the 400, and ran a great race to run a season best time of 51.86 seconds, and not far off his indoor personal best in the event. Will Spurrell placed fourth in the 600 in a new personal best time of 1:24!

Ryan Prenosil winning the 800!

The Mammoths were led by Ryan Prenosil in the 800, as he won the race in a stellar time of 1:53.92 seconds, which ranks him fifth nationally in Division 3 in the event. Andrew Swenson ran a indoor personal best in the 800! Sophomores Bobby Innes-Gold and Lev Roberston competed well in the same heat of the 800. In the 1,000, Braedon Fiume and Lev Robertson both ran season bests.

We saw more Mammoths earn qualifying marks for the Division 3 New England Championships!

Isabel Park, Alumn Sam Amaka, Arinze Uddoh, Biafra Okoronkwo and Marshall Richardson.

Many thanks to the family, friends, and alumni for coming out and cheering for the Mammoths this weekend! We always appreciate your support and cheers! And thanks to Sabrina Pray and many team members who took the photos used for this.

NEXT UP for the Mammoths is the David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University, known for its fast banked track.