With the snow melting and muddy grass taking its place, it seems that spring is finally here for Hanover. Along with the warmer weather, spring brings the start of a new season for men’s and women’s track.
In what finished as a mixed weekend for Dartmouth, with the women’s team taking third overall and the men’s team finishing sixth, two Big Green athletes performed like they’d been there before — because they had. Julia Valenti ’20 repeated as women’s pole vault champion, while Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 took first in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, a title she has won in all three of her Ivy League seasons.
As an old school with a very long history, it is very difficult for school records at Dartmouth to be challenged or even broken. However, Donovan Spearman ’21 is on the verge of doing just that. He is currently ranked second in Dartmouth’s history for the 60 meter dash and has plans to improve his position.
This past weekend, Leverone field house played host to the 50th annual Dartmouth Relays, a track and field meet featuring high schoolers, college athletes, and professional competitors.