Green Sweeps Relays
Hanover — The Dartmouth women’s and men’s track and field teams continued dominance of their own Dartmouth Relays, with the women taking the college-open title for the fourth straight year and the men extending their supremacy for a third consecutive meet at Leverone Field House.
The women used six individual victories to amass 140.5 points, with Harvard second (123) and UMass-Lowell third (47). The Big Green’s middle- and long-distance runners had a field day with wins in the mile (Meggie Donovan; 4 minutes, 58.70 seconds), 3,000 meters (Bridget End; 9:58.13), 800 meters (Megan Krumpoch; 2:12.30) and 400 dash (58.65 seconds). Dartmouth also picked up victories in the long jump (Janae Dunchack; 18 feet, 1.75 inches) and the triple jump (Molly Shapiro; 37-3.25). Kaitlin Whitehorn added second-place points in the high jump (5-8.5).
In addition to a third straight crown, the Big Green men claimed their meet for the sixth time in seven years. Jeremy Birck provided the key points in a narrow win over Southern Connecticut State, beating Canadian competitor Emile Ollivier in a jump-off to take first in the high jump after both finished tied at 6-4.25. Dartmouth finished with 120 points, seven better than SCSU, with Harvard third (74).
Dartmouth also grabbed wins from Lebanon High graduate Josh Cyphers in the pole vault (15-7), Will Geoghegan in the mile (4:05.75), John Bleday in the 3,000 (8:15.15) and the 3,200-meter relay team of Bleday, Steve Mangan, Daniel Salas and Will Callan (8:00.46).
Both squads suit up next on Saturday, when Yale and Columbia visit for an Ivy League meet at Leverone.