Red Devils Place Third at Collegeville Classic

The men’s indoor track and field team placed fifth at the Ursinus Collegeville Classic on Friday, Jan. 24. Ryan Steinbock ’14 anchored the distance medley relay to a winning time of 10:46.00 and also came in first in the mile with a time of 4:25.50. The distance medley relay, which consisted of Greg Clark ’14, William McCarthy ’17, and Jon Jackson ’14, respectively, finished in 10:46.00, beating the second place team by over a minute. Henry Mynatt ’14 followed close behind Steinbock in the mile, placing second and leaving no room for other runners to interfere with Dickinson’s one-two finish. Peter Sisson ’14 finished the 3K in 8:55.76, placing fourth overall. Robbie Sansevere ’14 placed eighth with a time of 9:10.60.

The men’s indoor team also had many individual victories at the Orange and Blue Invitational, hosted by Susquehanna University on Jan. 17. “We have a really strong, dedicated team and it is really great to see that our hard work is paying off,” said Mason Hepner. “We push each other to victory.” Ryan Steinbock won the 3000 meters with a time of 8:46.49. Greg Clark, Henry Mynatt, and David Klein ’14 followed close behind, resulting in the Red Devils’ holding positions one, two, three and four to the finish line. Robbie Sansevere placed third in the mile with a time of 4:35.29. Brady Foshay ’17 attained third in the 400 meters, finishing in 53.67. Jordan Turner ’16 cleared a distance of 5.92 in the long jump, placing fifth overall.

Dickinson’s women’s team came back to Carlisle with a third place finish at the Ursinus class. Kristina Link ’15 won the triple jump with a distance of 10.04 meters and came in third in the high jump with a height of 1.47 meters. Amanda Jimcosky ‘17 earned the Centennial Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week award for her individual effort in the Red Devils’ excellent showing. She won the high jump, safely clearing the bar at a height of 1.52 meters (just 0.09 meters away from tying the school record set by Jess Hill ’03 in 2001) and brought home the victory in the long jump, with a distance of 4.88 meters.

This was the second consecutive week that a Red Devil captured the Centennial Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors, with Olivia Schumann ’15 earning the award one week prior. Schumann won it for both her victory in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.07 and a second place finish in the 200 meters, crossing the line in just 28.85 seconds. Schumann commented on the team’s performance at the meet shortly after. “We really came together as a team this meet. Our potential to turn some heads in our conference was evident in how many people placed in the top three in both the men’s and women’s teams.” The Red Devil women look to both continue and improve on their recent successes when they return to Collegeville on Jan. 29 to compete in the Ursinus Pentathlon.

Dickinson return to Collegeville on Wednesday, Jan. 29 for the Ursinus Pentathlon, before competing in the Bison Open in Lewisburg on Friday, Jan. 31.