PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior John Gregorek, ran the nation’s eighth best time in the 3,000m steeplechase with a winning time of 8:52.85 to highlight the Columbia track & field team’s opening day at the 13th annual Sam Howell Memorial Invitational. The 3,0000m steeplechase posted two Lions in the top five with Joseph Kotran clocking in with a fifth place time of 19:07.72.
Columbia had a slew of solid performances in both the men and women’s distance events. In the men’s 10,000m run, Steven Iglehart crossed the line in 11th-place with a time of 30:11.22, while Byron Jones finished the 5,000m run with a time of 14:41.02 for 22nd-place in the 63 runner field.
On the women’s side, Mallory Anderson led the way in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase with a fourth-place time of 10:22.19. Chelsea Carrick also placed eighth in the event with a time of 10:38.95. In her first event this season, Waverly Neer grabbed ninth place in the women’s 1,500m run with a time of 4:31.91.
The Lions placed three runners in the top 15 of the women’s 5,000m run with Caroline Williams leading the way as runner-up at 16:36.25. Noelle Van Rysselberghe took tenth place at 16:56.28 and Aryn Foland finished in 14th-place at 17:16.14.
In the Friday field events, Joanna Koronios claimed fifth place overall with a throw of 42.84m in the women’s discus throw. Duncan Dickerson also placed 14th in the men’s discus throw with a measure of 43.04m.
Here is the list of Columbia participants on Saturday, April 6:
|12:20 p.m.||1,500 (Women)||Harrington, Krasinski, Rathbun, Simonson|
|12:35 p.m.||1,500 (Men)||Violone|
|1:00 p.m.||100m Hurdles (Women)||Chijioke|
|1:35 p.m.||400m (Women)||Bills, Hale, McCormack, Parker|
|1:55 p.m.||400m (Men)||Boyd, Browne, Calvin, Claflin, Fish, McFann, Miner, Woode|
|2:15 p.m.||100m (Women)||Cunningham|
|2:50 p.m.||800m (Women)||Bauer, Harrington, Krasinski, Rathbun, Sadler, Simonson|
|3:15 p.m.||800m (Men)||Click, Donley|
|3:40 p.m||400m Int. Hurdles (Women)||Rodriguez|
|4:00 p.m.||400m Int. Hurdles (Men)||Hammond|
|4:20 p.m.||200m (Women)||Chijioke, Cunningham, Iheukwumere, McCormack, McKendrick, Parker|
|4:40 p.m.||200m (Men)||Boyd, Calvin, Starrett|
|5:00 p.m.||3,000m (Women)||Dengler, Schustrom|
|5:25 p.m.||4x400m Relay (Women)||
Columbia 'A' - Rodrigues, Hale, Bills, Parker
Columbia 'B' - Chijioke, Iheukwumere, McCormack, Mckendrick
|5:45 p.m.||4x400m Relay (Men)||
Columbia 'A' - Boyd, McFann, Calvin, Claflin
Columbia 'B' - Hammond, Fish, Miner, Woode
|11:00 a.m.||Hammer Throw (Women)||Koronois, Okwara|
|12:00 p.m.||Long Jump (Women)||Vegvari|
|12:00 p.m.||Triple Jump (Women)||Sonaike, Yeboah-Kodie|
|12:00 p.m.||Triple Jump (Men)||Griffin|
|12:00 p.m.||High Jump (Women)||Magee|
|1:30 p.m.||Javelin (Women)||O'Connor|
|2:30 p.m.||Pole Vault (Women)||Shadid|