First-Years Flourish at Shippensburg

Olsen and Zoschg break school records at Kaiser Invitational

The Dickinson College men and women’s track and field teams had several top performers at Shippensburg University’s Kaiser Invitation on Saturday, April 26.

Aaron Pannell ’14 conquered the windy conditions and won the 100 meters with a time of 10.91. Pannell placed second in the 200 meters, clocking a time of 22.18. Nick Stender ’15 ran to a second place finish in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:53.55.

James Corti ’17 and Cole Rinehart ’17 crossed the line fifth and seventh in the 10,000 meter event with times of 34:39.19 and 34:49.58 respectively.

The Red Devils placed fifth and clocked a time of 3:30.48 in the 4×400 relay of Brady Foshay ’17, Mason Hepner ’17, Robbie Sansevere ’14, and Jonathan Jackson ’14. Peter Howard ’16 threw the javelin 45.06 meters to capture eighth place.

The Red Devil women also had many successful performances on Saturday. Taylor Ludman ’14 won the 5000 meters, clocking a time of 18:17.29. Annie Dyroff ’14 ran to a second place finish in the steeplechase, posting a time of 21:25.68. The 4×400 relay of Mackenzie Shelgren ‘16, Rebecca Race ’16, Jamie George ’17, and Rachel Brown ’14 placed fifth with a time of 4:20.72.

It was also a strong day in the field events, with record-breaking performances by Rikka Olson ’14 and Kayla Zoschg ’14. Olson broke the school mark in the pole vault, placing second overall and clearing a height of 3.51 meters.

Zoschg broke her own record in the javelin, throwing 41.52 meters and claiming a second place spot. Imani Beard ‘17 and Amanda Jimcosky ’17 tied for third in the high jump, both clearing a height of 1.58 meters.

“It was a great day overall,” recalled Mason Hepner ’17. “We had a lot of fun and are definitely ready to hit the ground running for the Centennial Conference Championships next weekend.”

Last year at the Centennial Conference meet, the men’s track and field team claimed fourth place behind Ursinus, Johns Hopkins, and Haverford. The women’s team finished sixth in the Centennial Conference last spring and will look to perform at a higher level at this years championship meet.