Pan Breaks Record, Pankey Wins Javelin
|Yang Pan and James Lidy
both broke the STLCOP
record for the Half Marathon.
Photo by Jonathan Street.
It was a busy day for the Eutectic track and field team as members competed in two different locations on Saturday, April 4. Three distance runners raced in the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Springfield, Ill., in the early morning, while the rest of the team competed in the Greenville College Select meet further south in Illinois later on in the day.
Yang Pan (P3) led the distance crew with a STLCOP record-breaking performance in the half marathon. His time of 1:19.58 averaged 6:06 minutes per mile, and was eight minutes faster than the previous STLCOP record set in 2008 by All-American David Baker. Pan was seventh place of 1707 competitors, and first (of 33) in his division (men ages 20-24). James Lidy’s (P2) 11th place finishing time of 1:22.12 also broke the STLCOP record.
Brian Pankey won the javelin throw
At Greenville, Brian Pankey (P2) beat out 17 other athletes to win the javelin throw with a toss of 51.52m (168’02”). His ten points were enough for the Eutectics to finish ninth place of 12 teams at the meet.
A few Eutectic athletes will compete at the Saint Louis University Billiken Invitational this Friday, April 10. The entire team will go to the Dewey Allgood Invitational at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla on Saturday, April 18.
First-year Murphy Affolder earned all-conference honors at the American Midwest Conference Men’s Indoor Conference Championships on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Principia College. Affolder finished in third place in the 1000m run at 2:42.50, claiming six points for the Eutectics and all-conference honors. He was the top point-getter for the Eutectics, vouching for seven of the team’s 14 total points at the meet. The Eutectics finished in seventh place at their first-ever indoor conference championships.
In addition to his all-conference performance, Affolder also ran the first leg of the fourth-place distance medley relay. The relay, consisting of Affolder, fourth-year James Lidy, fourth-year Brian Pankey, and third-year Peter Jaeger, finished in 11:35.52 and earned four points for the Euts. Fourth-year thrower Clinton Washington was the only other Eutectic to score in the meet, taking fourth place in the weight throw with a toss of 13.13m. Jaeger broke the STLCOP record in the 600m run, finishing in 1:34.21 in 11th place.
Despite the snow and cold weather, the Eutectics will now look towards the outdoor season. The first outdoor meet of the season will be on Saturday, Mar. 28, at the Central Methodist University Open in Fayette, Mo.
|Peter Jaeger was part of the
DMR at the Jim Green meet.
Photo by Debbie Chew.
The STLCOP men’s distance medley relay took home the gold at the Jim Green Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 7 scoring 10 points for the Eutectics. Those 10 points would push the Eutectic team into 17th place of 21 teams competing at the meet. The DMR team of Murphy Affolder, Peter Jaeger, Derrick Barnett, and James Lidy blasted STLCOP’s previous school record by nearly 13 seconds, crossing the finish line first at 10:41.98. Brian Pankey finished just out of scoring range in the long jump, finishing in ninth place of 28 jumpers with a leap of 6.16m (20-02.5). Jonathan Orf claimed the STLCOP record for the 60m dash with a performance of 7.328 (26th of 52), while Clinton Washington improved on his own STLCOP record in the weight throw with a distance of 14.35m (47-01) in 14th place of 45.
The Eutectics will have one week off from competition before heading to the AMC Championship indoor meet at Principia College on Thursday, Feb. 19.
|Brian Pankey was eighth
in the long jump at the
Photo by Debbie Chew.
The men’s track and field team competed in the first meet of the season on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Principia Relays in Elsah, Ill. While no team scores were kept at the meet, several individuals had solid performances for the Euts.
Fourth-year jumper Brian Pankey finished in the top ten in the Long Jump with a leap of 6.17m (20’3”) to take eighth place of 15. Fifth-year distance specialist Yang Pan had a personal record in the 3,000m run, crossing the finish line at 10:12.96 in 20th place. The 4 x 800m relay team of first-year Murphy Affolder, third-years Peter Jaeger and Fred Jaeger, and fourth-year James Lidy had a solid performance of 8:59.04.
The Eutectics will next compete at the Jim Green Invitational at Illinois College (Jacksonville) on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Pankey is KIAC Athlete of the Year; Baker is Coach of the Year
|Brian Pankey scored more
conference points than any
other athlete in STLCOP
Third-year Brian Pankey was named KIAC Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year after winning performances at the KIAC Championship meet on Saturday, April 26, in Berea, Ky. Pankey won the 400m dash (51.19) and Long Jump (6.69m/21-11.5), and successfully defended his Triple Jump champion title with a leap of 13.09m/42-11.5. He also took second place in the 200m dash (while breaking the STLCOP record at 22.70) and the Javelin Throw (48.64m/159-07) and took fourth place in the hammer throw (23.93m/78-06) to rack up 50 points – more than any other athlete in the meet or in STLCOP history. He also finished eighth in the shot put (9.19m/30-02). Pankey’s efforts helped the Euts to a second place finish of four teams at the meet, with 131 total points. The team brought home 10 all-conference medals and head coach David Baker was named KIAC Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year by a vote of conference coaches.
Third-year Clinton Washington won his second KIAC championship title in the Hammer Throw with a toss of 40.10m/131-06.75, breaking his own STLCOP record by 0.14m. Washington scored 24 points of his own with all-conference performances in three events: Hammer Throw, Discus (second place, 36.88m/121-00), and Shot Put (third place, 11.39m/37-04.5). Other all-conference medals were earned by second-year Zach Wainwright, who was third in the 400m Hurdles (1:01.58), and first-year Kishan Patel, who took third in the Hammer Throw (33.58m/110-02). Fourth-year Yang Pan set the STLCOP record for the 10,000m run with a sixth-place finish at 40:07.11.
|James Lidy ran a PR
in the 1500m run at the
Dewey Allgood Invite.
Euts Perform Well at Dewey Allgood Invite
The Eutectic men’s track and field team travelled to Rolla, Mo., on Saturday, April 19, to compete at the Dewey Allgood Invitational at Missouri University of Science and Technology. While no team scores were kept, several Eutectics had stellar performances at the meet.
The top Eutectic on the awards stand was fifth-year thrower Jordan Robertson. His javelin throw of 48.38m/158-09 was good enough for second place at the meet. Second-year hurdler Zach Wainwright improved upon the 400m hurdles record time he posted last week by over a second. Finishing in 58.24, Wainwright took fifth place in the event. Third-year distance runner James Lidy dropped three and a half seconds off his best 1500m time to finish in sixth place with a time of 4:15.02. And, the Euts had two runners in the top five in the 3,000m steeple chase. Second-year distance twins Fred Jaeger and Peter Jaeger took fourth and fifth places in the event at 11:38.51 and 11:45.99, respectively.
The Eutectics will close out the regular season on Saturday, April 26, at the KIAC Championship meet in Berea, Ky.
|Brian Pankey in mid-triple jump.
Photo by Patty Pieper.
Third-year jumper/thrower Brian Pankey placed in the top three in all three of his events at the Saint Louis University Billiken Invite on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, earning KIAC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week. His performances boosted the Eutectics’ team finish to eighth place of 15 teams at the meet. Pankey started the meet off on Friday by finishing second of 20 competitors in the javelin throw with a toss of 51.96m/170-06. Immediately after javelin, he headed to the long jump pit, where he soared 6.64m/21-09.5 into third place of 16. Saving the best for last, Pankey finished the meet on Saturday afternoon by winning the men’s triple jump with a leap of 13.41m/44-00, beating out eight other college jumpers, and landing the 26th best jump so far in the NAIA.
Fourth-year thrower and 2013 All-American Jordan Robertson also claimed points for the Eutectics by finishing just behind Pankey in the javelin in third place at 51.00m/167-04.
Third-year thrower Clinton Washington and second-year hurdler Zach Wainwright each broke their own STLCOP records on Saturday in the hammer and 400m hurdles. Washington improved his record in the hammer by nearly 10 feet, hurling the hammer 36.96m/121-03. Wainwright brought his 400m hurdles time down by a half second from his record-breaking performance two weeks ago, finishing at 59.30.
Another notable performance came from third-year middle distance runner James Lidy in the 1500m. Finishing the race in 4:19.66, Lidy greatly improved his PR while becoming the third-fastest 1500m runner in STLCOP history.
The Eutectics will return to competition on Saturday, April 19, at the Dewey Allgood Invitational at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.
Brian Pankey had two record setting performances on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Illinois College Alumni Classic. Pankey broke the record in the 200m with a blistering time of 23.64. That time was good enough to finish seventh overall. Pankey came back less than an hour later and ran a 53-second split in the 4x400m relay along with Zach Wainwright, Derrick Lathon-Barnett and James Lidy. The team would break the school record with a time of 3:43.75. Pankey, a national qualifier in the triple jump as a first-year, has focused his energy on the running events this season. "I think as Brian gets back to becoming more of a dominant runner, that it'll eventually translate into him becoming even more competitive in the jumps," said head coach David Baker.
Peter Jaeger won his first track race as a Eutectic. Jaeger took an early lead in the 1000m race and won by a wide margin in a time of 2:58.56. Jaeger's performance was the only victory for the Eutectics at the meet.
Other top Eutectic performances:
Jordan Robertson was eighth in the Shot Put (12.49m). Clinton Washington finished sixth in the Weight Throw (13.69). James Lidy was 10th in the mile with a season's best time of 4:43.83.
Clinton Washington had been itching to get his first weight throw in for the year. With no weight competition at the Principia Relays, Washington made his 2014 debut on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Jim Green Invitational at Illinois College. He wasted no time, making his first throw his best throw of the day and the best in school history. The throw of 13.70m/44'11.5" broke the school record and ended up finishing fourth of 29 competitors. "Clinton's been like a little kid with the weight throw,” says head coach David Baker. “The weight and hammer are like his favorite toys and he's just having fun out there throwing." Washington's hoping to become STLCOP’s first national qualifier in the hammer throw this season, and his efforts on Saturday were a good start.
Zach Wainwright was, without question, the Eutectics’ busiest athlete on Saturday. Wainwright competed in the 60H (10.02), 400m (55:49), Sprint Medley, 4x200 (1:40.33), and Triple Jump (6th, 12.03, 39'5"). He scored in both of the relays and the triple jump. "I offered to let Zach out of the 400 to run the medley, but he really wanted to do both and just put a lot of effort into each of his races Saturday,” says Baker. “I was pretty pumped up with the outcomes." The team of Wainwright, Steven Cowdin, Jonathan Orf, and Derrick Lathon-Barnett set the school record in the 4x200.
Other notable performances included Brian Pankey just missing a PR and finishing sixth in the long jump (6.35m/20'10") and Jordan Robertson finishing eighth (12.68m/41'7.25") in the shot put. James Lidy led the distance runners with a PR in the mile (4:47.33), finishing 15th of 41 competing. The sprint medley team of Pankey, Wainwright, Lathon-Barnett, and Lidy finished seventh in the sprint medley (3:56.32).
Jordan Robertson places
St. Louis College of Pharmacy's Jordan Robertson returned home from the 2013 NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marion, Ind., as an All-American in the javelin throw. It was Robertson's first throw of the competition on Thursday, May 23, marked at 55.69m (182-08.5), that would launch him into the finals and ultimately earn him seventh-place in the NAIA. All-American honors are awarded to the top eight individuals in each event. Robertson, a fourth-year pharmacy student, is the second student-athlete to earn All-America status in STLCOP's 20-year history in the NAIA.
Robertson's seventh-place finish of 18 competitors earned two points for St. Louis College of Pharmacy and 56th place in the NAIA team rankings. The Eutectics had never before scored at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Robertson was ranked 21st in the NAIA in the javelin throw going into nationals, with his qualifying throw of 56.22m (184-05), a STLCOP record at the time, at the Washington University Invitational on March 29. He finished second at the KIAC Championships on April 27 to Berea's David Orr, who took tenth place at the NAIA championships.
Noble and Baker Named Athlete and Coach of the Year
The STLCOP men's and women's track and field teams brought home second place trophies along with the Women's Coach of the Year and Women's Athlete of the Year awards from the KIAC Championship meet on Saturday, April 27, in Berea, Ky.
With just 10 athletes competing, the Eutectic women's team scored 119 points in the meet, finishing second (of six teams) behind Berea College. First-year sprinter/jumper Grace Noble scored 46 points on her own - more points than any other female athlete at the meet- to become the KIAC Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Noble earned the conference champion title in the 100m (13.09), and took second place in six other events including the 200m (27.69), 400m (1:09.68), 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, Long Jump (4.61m/15-01.5), and Triple Jump (9.54m/31-03.5).
Head Coach David Baker talks
Head Coach David Baker was named the KIAC Women's Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second year in a row by his peers at the meet. All of Baker's ten athletes scored in the meet and his small team turned in 11 all-conference performances, including two conference champions. Second-year runner/thrower Bethany Chew joined Noble as a conference champion in the javelin throw with a toss of 31.83m (104-05), out-throwing the second-place thrower by almost two meters. Chew also earned all-conference honors as a member of the second-place 4x400m and 4x800m relays, which both broke STLCOP records (4:40.31 and 11:39.93, respectively). First-year middle distance runner Jamie Hundsdorfer was also a member of those relays, while also setting a school record with her all-conference third-place finish in the 800m (2:33.59). Other STLCOP women's team members named all-conference include Samantha Bryant (4x100m and 4x800m Relays), Suong Nguyen (100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay), Samantha Nguyen (4x100m and 4x400m Relays), and Sarah Pollmann (4x800m Relay).
The STLCOP men's team, like the women, took second (of five teams) behind Berea College with 119 points. 10 of the Eutectics' 15 athletes brought home all-conference medals and four of them were conference champions. Second-year sprinter/jumper Brian Pankey led the Euts in points, racking up 28 by scoring in seven events. He earned the conference champion title in the triple jump (13.08m/42-11), took second in the long jump (6.34m/20-09.5) and the 4x100m relay, fourth in the 100m (11.80) and the 4x400m relay, fifth in the javelin throw (38.70m/126-11.5), and sixth the 400m (55.04). Jordan Robertson, Zach Wainwright, and Clinton Washington each claimed conference champion titles with STLCOP record-breaking performances. Robertson won the shot put with a record throw of 13.38m/43-10.75 and also scored in four other events. Wainwright won the 400m Hurdles by clocking a record time of 1:00.04, while Washington took top honors in the hammer throw with record-breaking throw of 34.21m/112-02.75.
While the conference meet marks the end of the season for most members of the STLCOP track and field teams, Jordan Robertson has one more meet to look forward to this season: the NAIA Outdoor Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University, March 23-25. He qualified for the national meet in the javelin throw at the Washington University Invitational on March 30. Currently, Robertson's best throw of 56.22m (184-07) is ranked 21st in the nation.
Jamie Hundsdorfer set a
It was nearly perfect weather for a track meet, and the Eutectics took full advantage of it by scoring points and breaking several records at the Saint Louis University Billiken Invitational on Saturday, April 13.
The men's team relied on fourth-year thrower and national qualifier Jordan Robertson for all of its nine points, which landed the STLCOP team in 14th place out of 17, beating out Westminster College, Iowa Wesleyan College, and Webster University. Robertson scored six points in the javelin throw by taking fourth place with a toss of 48.93m (160-06). In the shot put, Robertson scored another three points for the Euts with his eighth place finish (12.64m/41-05.75). Second-year distance runner James Lidy ran the fastest Eutectic 1500m time of the season at 4:22.31, while second-year sprinter/jumper Brian Pankey also ran the fastest STLCOP times of the season in the 200m (24.57) and 400m (52.82), which should put him in position to be included in the fast heat at the conference championships in two weeks.
For the Eutectic women's team, the javelin throw proved to be the only point-scoring event. Second-year athlete Bethany Chew broke her own STLCOP record by more than five meters at the meet, throwing 35.75m (117-03), claiming fourth place along with five points for the Eutectics at the meet. Second-year athlete Samantha Bryant, in her first-ever javelin competition, threw 28.11m (92-03), qualifying for the meet finals. She finished the event in eight place, scoring a point for the Euts. Chew and Bryant's combined six points would secure the Eutectics 13th place of 17 at the meet, overtaking Brescia University, Westminster College, Fontbonne University and Missouri Baptist University. First-year thrower Rebecca Larson continued her trend of breaking her own STLCOP records in the discus (29.27m/96-00) and hammer (22.10m/72-06) throws. First-year middle-distance runner Jamie Hundsdorfer claimed the new STLCOP record in the 800m, clocking a time of 2:38.56.
The Eutectics will spend the next two weeks preparing for the KIAC championship meet on April 27 in Berea, Ky.
Jordan Robertson Qualifies for Nationals
The Eutectic men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Washington University in St. Louis Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30. Fourth-year thrower Jordan Robertson took third place out of 41 in the javelin throw and earned himself a trip to the NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Robertson, who squeezed into the javelin finals at the meet with a toss of 49.12m, beat the NAIA qualifying standard of 56.08m with his first throw of the finals of 56.22m (184-07). The mark breaks his own personal record and STLCOP record that he set last weekend by three meters. Robertson will travel to Marion, Ind..., for the NAIA Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University March 23-25.
Second-year thrower Clinton Washington finished just behind Robertson in the javelin, claiming fifth place in the meet with his throw of 52.17m (171-02). Washington also broke his own STLCOP record in the hammer throw with a mark of 31.66m (103-10). Second-year jumper Brian Pankey took seventh place in the triple jump at the meet with a leap of 13.14m (43-01.50).
The Lady Eutectics broke four STLCOP records at the Washington University meet. First-year thrower Rebecca Larson broke records in the discus (28.09m/92-02) and hammer (17.53m/57-06) throws while first-year distance runner Sarah Pollmann broke the 1500m record with a time of 5:24.03. Members of the women's 4x100m relay team bested the previous STLCOP record by .76, crossing the finish line at 55.46.
This weekend, a handful of the Eutectic squad members will compete at the McKendree Relays in Lebanon, Ill., on Friday, April 5.
Jordan Robertson Named KIAC Field Athlete of the Week
The STLCOP Men's track team competed well in their first meet of the 2013 outdoor season at the SLU Kick-off Meet on Saturday, March 23rd. Fourth-year thrower Jordan Robertson came away with KIAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week honors for his stellar performances at the meet.
Robertson won the javelin throw, beating out eight other throwers entered in the competition. His toss of 53.24m (174-08) bested the second-place
throw by almost three meters and broke his own STLCOP record of 51.04m (167-07). Robertson also took fourth place (of nine) in the shot put with a throw of 13.23m. He is currently ranked 10th in the NAIA in the javelin and 26th in shot put.
Second-year thrower Clinton Washington also broke his own STLCOP record at the meet in the discus throw. His throw of 37.17m (121-11) was good enough for fifth place (of 10) at the meet and is more than a foot better than his previous record set last year.
Other highlights of the meet included second-year jumper Brian Pankey's fourth-place finishes in the long (6.20m/20-04.25) and triple jumps (13.01m/42-08.25). First-year 400 hurdler Zach Wainwright (1:04.44) and fourth-year high jumper Taylor Lockwitz (1.72m/5-07.75) each took fifth
place in their respective events.
The Eutectic track teams will next compete in the Washington University Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.
|Jordan Robertson, shown here
at an outdoor meet, took ninth
place in the shot put at the
Missouri Collegiate Challenge.
The STLCOP men's and women's track and field teams traveled to Columbia, Mo., to compete in their final meet of the indoor season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge on Friday, Feb. 15. While no team scores were kept, several Eutectics placed in the top ten among competitors from 16 different college teams. Second-year jumper Brian Pankey placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 13.51m (44-04.00), just missing indoor national qualification by .49m. First-year runner Peter Jaeger also took fifth place in the 1000m run, crossing the finish line at 2:45.47. Fourth-year thrower/jumper Jordan Robertson broke his own record (set two weeks ago at the Jim Green Invitational) in the shot put by 5.25 inches. His toss of 13.47m (44-02.50) was good enough for ninth place (of 24) at the meet.
The women's team had several record-breaking performances as well. First-year sprinter Grace Noble and first-year thrower Rebecca Larson continued their run at record-breaking performances. Noble has broken the STLCOP 60m Dash record at every meet so far this season. At the Missouri Challenge meet, she improved on her previous record (set at the Jim Green Invitational) by .12 seconds to get it down to 8.47. Noble also smashed the STLCOP record in the 200m dash by 2.30 seconds, setting the new record time at 29.10. Larson broke the STLCOP record she set (at Jim Green) two weeks ago in the weight throw by .82m, setting the new mark at 7.68m (25-02.50). First-year distance runner Sarah Pollmann broke another STLCOP record by 39 seconds in the 1000m run, crossing the finish line at 3:33.92 in 12th place, while first-year distance runner Jamie Hundsdorfer just clipped Pollmann's new record from this season in the 800m run by .27 seconds (2:41.19).
The Eutectic teams will now begin preparations for the outdoor season schedule, which begins with the Billiken Track & Field Kick-off at St. Louis University on Mar. 27.
|Brian Pankey, shown
here jumping outdoor
last season, won the
triple jump at the Jim
Photo by Patty Pieper
Members of the men's and women's Eutectic track teams broke six STLCOP records and took first place in the men's triple jump at the Jim Green Invitational indoor track meet at Illinois College (Jacksonville) on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Second-year jumper Brian Pankey claimed the triple jump title at the meet, leaping 13.27m (43-06.50). Pankey, the current STLCOP record-holder in the triple jump, hopes to repeat his 2012 NAIA national championship qualification this spring. Two STLCOP throwers smashed indoor records at the meet as well. Third-year thrower Jordan Robertson bested the previous shot put record by almost a foot with a throw of 43-07.50. Second-year thrower Clinton Washington smashed his own record set last year in the indoor weight throw by over a meter with a toss of 10.82m (35-06.00).
The Eutectic women's squad was small, but mighty. With only five women competing in the meet, the Lady Euts put four new marks on the indoor record books. In the first meet of her collegiate career, first-year thrower Rebecca Larson broke two Eutectic throwing records. Her shot put of 8.34m (27-04.5), shattered the previous record of 7.91m, while her weight throw of 6.86m (22-06.25) also made it into the record books. First-year sprinter Grace Noble broke her own record (set last week at the Principia Relays) in the 60m dash by .12 seconds, speeding through the finish line at 8.55 seconds. Finally, first-year distance runner Sarah Pollmann broke the 800m indoor record by nearly two seconds, posting a time of 2:41.46.
The Eutectic track teams will take a week off from competition before heading to the Missouri Collegiate Challenge on Friday, Feb. 15, in Columbia.
The men’s and women’s indoor track teams competed in the Principia College Invite on Friday, Jan. 25, turning in several record-breaking performances. For the men, second-year sprinter/jumper Brian Pankey took third-place in the 500m, breaking the STLCOP record with a time of 1:13.65. The men’s 4 x 200m relay, consisting of Pankey, Zach Wainwright, Jordan Robertson, and Steven Cowdin, also broke the school record with their fifth-place time of 1:41.63. Wainwright set the STLCOP record for the men’s 300m (41.76).
For the women’s team, first-year distance runner Sarah Pollmann broke her own record (which she set in December) in the one mile run by more than two seconds. Her 5:50.39 time was good enough for fifth place in the meet. First-year sprinter Grace Noble broke three STLCOP records in the long jump (4.55m) and 60m dash (8.67), and as a member of the women’s 4 x 200m relay with teammates Kamara Cox, Jamie Hundsdorfer and Samantha Nguyen (2:03.70). Cox tied the STLCOP record in the high jump with a leap of 1.22m. STLCOP records were also set by Jenni Shaw in the 3000m (13:26.12), Samantha Nguyen in the 300m (54.68) and the distance medley relay team of Pollmann, Shaw, Noble and Hundsdorfer (15:07.12).
The track teams will compete again this Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Jim Green Invitational at Illinois College (Jacksonville).
Eight members of the Eutectic men's and women's track teams opened the 2012-13 indoor season by competing in the Principia College Distance Carnival on Friday, Dec. 7. St. Louis College of Pharmacy was one of three teams participating in the early season meet along with Webster University and Principia. First-year runners Grace Noble and Sarah Pollmann broke STLCOP records in the 500m run and 1 mile run, respectively. Noble won the 500m with a time of 1:33, breaking the school record by 12 seconds in her first collegiate race. Pollmann took second in the mile with a time of 5:52, crushing the previous STLCOP record by a minute. On the men's side, second-year James Lidy won the 1000m run with a time of 2:51. Sixth-year STLCOP track team alum David Baker, running unattached, won the one mile run in 4:37. STLCOP's Matt McKenzie and Peter Jaeger battled for third place in the same race, with McKenzie just edging out Jaeger at the finish line, 4:47.79 to 4:47.88. First-year Jerrett Marcuson finished sixth in the mile with a time of 4:54.
The Eutectic men's squad also put together two relay teams for the 4 x 400m and 1600m Sprint Medley. The 4 x 400m team of Peter Jaeger, Brian Pankey, Matt McKenzie, and Jerrett Marcuson took third place with a time of 3:56.07. Jaeger, Marcuson, and Pankey teamed up with Zach Wainwright in the sprint medley, finishing in third place with a time of 4:03.67.
The track teams will enjoy some time off over the semester break before they return to Principia with a full squad for the Principia Invite on Jan. 27.