Mountain Hawks complete competition at Bucknell and Moravian
– The Lehigh track and field teams completed action at Bucknell on Saturday afternoon. Lehigh finishes the weekend with three IC4A qualifiers.
Lehigh had a strong showing in the 10,000 meter run as the Mountain Hawks had two IC4A qualifiers in that event. Evans Kosgei posted a qualifying time of 30:09.79, which is also a school-record. Stephen Sample clocked in at 31:04.83, also beating the qualifying time by four seconds.
In the 1,500 meter run, Nicholas Malloy finished in third in his respective section, clocking in at 4:09.01. Niall Buckley had a strong finish with a time of 3:55.89, just over four seconds short of the qualifying time. Christos Rallis (4:04.94) and Stephen Abate (4:05.45) also had strong finishes for Lehigh.
On the women’s side, Lehigh had a strong performance on Friday in the 1500 meter run. Three Mountain Hawk runners clocked in at times under 4:50 as Lauren Pietrosh finished with a squad-best time of 4:42.47. Following her was Katherine Howley (4:43.07) and Katherine Pierce (4:47.02).
On Saturday in the women’s 800 meter run, Kathleen Ryan finished first in her section with a time of 2:20.94. Julia Perry and Brittany Pietrosh finished in third and fourth respectively clocking in at 2:20.63 and 2:21.05. Jessica Kendzor also finished in first place in her section of the event as she finished with a time of 2:18.44.
In the field events on Saturday, Jimil Ataman won the hammer throw in her flight with a distance of 46.33 meters. In Flight 2, Emily Settle took first place as well posting a meet-high distance of 48.96 meters. Elana Lemon took third in in Settle’s flight, throwing a distance of 48.70 meters.
On the women’s side at the Greyhound Moravian Invitational, Lehigh had two athletes win running events. Lehigh Alum Edann Brady, who is also the wife of cross country coach Todd Etters, took first place in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a final time of 11:22.21. Additionally, Julia Perry (2:18) won the 800 meter run by one second.
The Mountain Hawks also had some notable finishes in other track events. Lehigh’s 4x100 meter relay team of Khaleedah Smith, Kristin Slotnick, Melissa Knapp and Alex Doersam finished in second place as a team clocking in at 48.96 seconds, .56 seconds shy of the winning time. Brooke Astor took fourth in the 100 meter hurdles (15.19) and third in the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.55). Alexis Weiner took fourth place overall in the 1500 meter run (4:49.00)
In the field event side for the women, Emily Settle, broke the meet record along with Monmouth’s Symmone Fisher in hammer throw, earning a distance of 49.42 meters.
For the men, Stephen Tutunjian took first place in the triple jump with a final of 14.81 meters. Kevin Steimle took fourth place in the javelin throw with a final of 60.82 meters, which is an IC4A qualifying distance.
Next up for Lehigh will be the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton this upcoming Friday.