Track and Field competes at Colonial Relays meet

Rylee Donaldson, Senior Writer

The Orange and Blue traveled to Williamsburg, Va. to compete in the William and Mary Colonial Relays. There were 34 teams in attendance for the men and after day one they sat in seventh place. The Bison scored a total of 21 points on day one in four different championship section events. The Orange and Blue also had many top five finishes in the unseeded university event sections. The Bison women competed hard in the Colonial Relays placing second overall out of 34 teams on day one. The Orange and Blue collected a total of 40.5 points in 10 different events.

Anthony Zamarra ’23 brought the most points for the Bison on Friday with six. He finished fourth in the shot put with a 51-10.5. Grant Ellis ’25 finished at the top of the high jump in the university section with a personal best 6-7.5. Ethan Wolford-Tuffy ’24 ran a 48.32 in the 400 and landed ninth one the Bison’s all-time top 10 list. He contributed five points to the team total. Rayven Sample ’24 placed 14th in the 400 with a 49.16. 

The Bison men placed 16th out of 40 total teams on day two of the meet. The Orange and Blue brought in 26 points for the weekend, and the 4×200 and 4×1500 relays both added points to Friday’s total. The 4×200 squad placed seventh; the 4×1500 squad placed sixth in the meet. The sprint medley relay team placed ninth and was one spot behind a top eight finish with a time of 3:39.79. 

Karen Hull ’24 also cracked into the school’s top 10 list and placed first in the high jump with a 5-5.25. Hull added 10 points to the Bison total. Ashlyn Ramos ’22 scored eight points for the Bison and ran an outstanding 16:44.51 in the 5000. She placed third in that event. 

The Orange and Blue took a third place finish after day two of the meet. Scoring a total of 73.5 points, the Bison were just one point behind William and Mary, who finished with 74.5 points.

The distance relay for the women placed first with an 11:55.58 finish to add 10 points to the Bison total. The 4×100 and 4×400 teams both placed second, adding a combined 16 points. 

“It was a really strong meet for us as a team. We were able to compete hard and had a lot of good wins. We dominated the first day and I think the relays performed very well on day two,” Gianna Macones ’22 said. 

The Orange and Blue travel to Bethlehem, Pa. next weekend for the Lehigh Invite.

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