NEW YORK – A pair of meets highlight the weekend for the Columbia track & field teams, who will be split between the Ocean State Invitational in Providence, and the Metropolitan Championships in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Rutgers once again plays host to the Mets, and will provide live results during the Friday and Saturday portions of the meet. The Ocean State Invitational from Providence can be seen live on friars.com, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday.
During two meets last weekend, the Lions were able to turn in several top results.
At the Colonial Relays, the women's team put up an eighth place finish, led by Erin Melly, who was second in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:40.28. Four relays also scored big for the women, with the 4x100m relay team of Bianca Joseph, Shalon Conley, Mimi Bain, and Aminat Iriafen leading the pack with a runner-up finish.
The men were led by a DMR team win, as Solomon Fountain's anchor leg helped Brian McGovern, Jackson Storey, and Jacob Caswell to the gold. A pair of top finishes came in the 3,000m steeplechase for the men, with Lucky Schreiner taking third in 9:14.95, and Jonathan Lauer finishing in seventh at 9:22.67.
At the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton, the women had a number of top performances on the field side, including Grace Campbell's third place performance in the high jump at 1.62m (5-3.75). On the track, Terri Turner led the way, taking fifth in the 800m at 2:12.13.