BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh track and field teams completed their weekend events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Games, which took place on the Goodman Campus. Emily Settle was the story for Lehigh this weekend, as she finished third in the hammer throw with an ECAC qualifying distance of 54.42 meters on Thursday at the Penn Relays.
Settle’s distance was a personal best for her and a school record as well. Then on Friday at the Lehigh games, Settle re-broke her school record in the same event, beating it by almost a meter (55.13m). With her throw, Settle currently ranks 46th in the eastern region in the hammer throw.
In other field events, Rebecca Duhamel finished ninth in the discus throw (42.41m) at the Penn Relays. Duhamel then turned around the next day at the Lehigh games and won the discus throw event. She did fall short of her distance at the Penn Relays. Jimil Ataman had a strong showing at the Lehigh games, as she finished in second in the discus throw, a personal best 38.26 meters. Ataman also placed third in the hammer throw (49.61m). Alex Doersam had a good showing in the long jump, as she placed first in the event with a distance of 5.61 meters.
In women’s track events at the Lehigh games, Kristin Slotnick took first place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.45 seconds. Slotnick continued her dominance as she also won the 200 meter dash (25.53). Alex Doersam (25.76) and Khaaleedah Smith (26.15) finished right behind her in second and third place. Also, Lehigh’s Danielle Albergo won the 400 meter dash (59.19).
On the men’s side, Evans Kosgei hit a personal record 8:58, good for sixth place at the Penn Relays on Thursday. At the Lehigh games, Wayland Washington won the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.84 seconds. Devin Monroe clocked a time of 50.01 seconds in the 400 meter dash, earning him second. Niall Buckley finished in second in the 800 meter run, where he missed an IC4A qualifying time by just .36 seconds.
In the men’s field events, Stephen Rumizen (2.00m) and Patrick Ciez (1.95m) had a one-two finish in the high jump. Alex Maurer won the long jump (6.59m). Kyle Forrest finished right behind him in third (6.56m).
Lehigh finishes a strong spring season and will head to Easton, Pa. next weekend for the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships.