NEW YORK - The Columbia track & field teams put up a bevy of impressive results in three meets over the weekend, as the Lions traveled to the Stanford Invitational, the Florida Relays, and the Raleigh Relays.
A trio of Lions put up top-10 program history finishes in California during the Stanford Invitational.
Sarah Hardie finished 10th in her heat of the 1,500m, in what was her first race at that distance since her sophomore year. The senior ran 4:24.29, which was the 10th best time in program history.
In her first 10,000m run of the season, Abigail McLaughlin claimed seventh place overall, clocking a 33:53.19, which improved her PR by 35 seconds. The sophomore now sits fourth in the Columbia record books in the 10K.
For Brian Zabilski, a PR of 14:09.11 in the 5,000m run gave him a seventh place finish in his heat, and also gave him the ninth best time in the Columbia record book.
Against a stacked field, senior Akua Obeng-Akrofi ran her second fastest 400m of her career, clocking a 52.75 for sixth place overall. Iman Sule also ran one of the better times in her career in the same race, taking 34th in 55.66.
The men’s team in Gainesville was led by Daniel Igbokwe, who claimed a sixth place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 15.45m.
At the Raleigh Relays, the Columbia men had a top outing from Lucky Schreiner, who claimed 21st in the 5,000m run at 14:18.50, besting his PR in the event by 37 seconds. Another big PR came from Tyler Italiano in the 10,000m run, as the junior ran 30:32.22, besting his previous PR in the event by 26 seconds.