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February 20, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Big Green track and field sets a pair of new records

The Dartmouth 4 x 800-meter relay broke the school record by nine seconds with a second-place finish of 8:44.32 at the joint ECAC/IC4A Track and Field Championship that concluded Sunday at Princeton

Competing in the memorable 4 x 800 for the Big Green were Cecily Garber '03, Kersti Miller '02, Meaghan Olds '06 and Jessie Allen-Young '03. Georgetown finished first in the relay with a remarkable 8:39.04.

Another Dartmouth record was shattered on Friday in the women's long jump. Matthan Chatterton-Richmond '06 grabbed seventh place in the multi-event heptathlon. The freshman scored 4,596 points overall and leaped 19-1 1/2. The previous mark was held by Leanne Atencio '88 with 18-10 3/4. Eighth place went to another Big Green rookie, Kelsey Wiegmann '06, who racked up 4,523 points.

For the Big Green men, Sean Furey '04 picked up six team points with a third-place javelin throw of 217-8. Brian Chaput of the University of Pennsylvania outdistanced the competition with a monstrous chuck of 238-01.

Dartmouth's junior twins, Ahmad and Mustafa Abdur-Rahim, also scored well in their specialties. Ahmad placed sixth in the 400 hurdles in a time of 53.54, while Mustafa took eighth in the 110 hurdles in 14.67.

In the 3000-meter run, Kristin Andrews '03 was sixth in 9:36.11. Kristen Ettensohn '05 and Melanie Schorr '06 ran to sixth and seventh place finishes with times of 16:57.66 and 16:59.78, respectively, in the 5000. Both Ettensohn and Schorr qualified for the NCAA regional championship, May 30-31 at George Mason, with their combined five point efforts.

Other NCAA regional qualifying times in the 5000 came on the men's side, as Mark Nichol '04 and Jarrod Shoemaker '04 finished fifth and sixth with times of 14:20.37 and 14:21.86, respectively.

The Dartmouth women were 15th out of 49 schools that scored, while the Big Green men were 24th of 51.