Strong Showing at UVM for TA Track Team
January 08, 2020
The Panthers’ indoor track team headed to Burlington last weekend for a Sunday meet at the University of Vermont. The team continued their streak of record-making and breaking performances, with both boys’ and girls’ teams earning podium finishes in several events.
The recap from Coach Charlie Buttrey:
Knute Linehan ’21 set a new school record in the high jump, with a leap of 5′ 10 3/4″. In the 1500, Tobin Durham ’22 crossed the finish line in 4:29.89, the second-fastest time ever by a TA runner.
The girls dominated the 55 hurdles: Kiran Black ’22 won, Samara Spelman ’20 was 3rd, and Elle Dixon was 5th.
Other podium finishes for the girls included: Layla Hanissian ’21 and Abby Egner ’23, who finished 2nd and 4th respectively in the 600, Madi Powers ’22, who was 2nd in the 1000 and the 1500 (with Egner in 4th place in the 1500), Hanissian and Morgan Gaffney ’20, who were 3rd and 5th respectively in the 3000, and Kayla Busby ’21, who was 5th in the shot put.
On the boys side, in addition to his school-record high jump, Linehan won the long jump and placed 2nd in the 300. Dan Wolstenholme ’22 finished 5th in the 600, Frank Loveland ’20 finished 6th in the 1000, Durham followed up on his 1500 run with a 2nd-place finish in the 3000, and Jason Wolstenholme ’20 finished 3rd in the 55 hurdles.
Meanwhile, the boys 4 x 200 relay team, consisting of Ethan Marshie ’21, Nate O’Donnell ’21, Lucas Gilmore ’21 and Jason Wolstenholme took first place.
The track team next competes at the Dartmouth Relays this weekend.