Track teams turn in jumbo performances at Tufts National Qualifier

Ellie Haland-Emanuel Faria

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Earlham College men's and women's track and field teams sent a small contingent to the Tufts National Qualifying Meet on Saturday, and the strong meet field with some of New England's top Division III programs in attendance brought out the best in the Quakers.

WOMEN'S 60M DASH

Aishat Sadiq finished fourth in the 60m finals with a time of 7.98 seconds. That was actually one one-hundredth of a second slower than the 7.97 seconds she clocked in her preliminary race.

WOMEN'S 200M DASH

Aishat Sadiq was second in her five-person heat, seventh overall, with a time of 26.34 seconds. That was a personal best time for Sadiq in the event, and the second-best 200m time in the HCAC this season.

WOMEN'S 800M

Ellie Haland clocked a time of 2:19.46 in the 800m, setting a new Earlham record. She won her four-person heat, and had the eighth-best time in the event.

MEN'S RELAYS

The men's DMR team of Ian Shriner, Michael Grady, Emanuel Faria, and Austin Burt set a new Earlham record, posting a time of 10:37.38. In the 4x400m relay, the Quakers' time of 3:31.76 recorded by Drew Fitzgibbon, Michael Grady, Emanuel Faria, and Ian Shriner was shy of a new school record.

MEN'S 3000M

First year Austin Burt crossed the finish line in 8:53.30, and finished ninth in the event.

MEN'S 60M DASH

Sheldan Lindsay recorded a time of 7.42 seconds in the 60m dash prelims, finishing seventh in his heat.

MEN'S 60M HIGH HURDLES

First year Jake Patton was third in his 60m high hurdles heat with a time of 8.72 seconds, and qualified for the event finals. He crossed the line in 8.69 seconds in the finals, setting a new personal best and Earlham record in the process.

MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP

Patton also competed in the triple jump, where his best mark was an effort of 42-2 1/4 (12.86m). He finished eighth in the event.

The Earlham track and field teams return to action on March 15-16, 2019, when they travel to Lexington, Va., to compete at the Washington & Lee Carnival.