NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – After having last week's meet washed out, the Southern Vermont College outdoor track & field team resumed the season schedule at Saturday's Smith College Pioneer Invitational with the Mountaineers setting three new school records and seven more personal bests.
One of those PR's came from freshman Jake Figueiredo (Wethersfield, Conn.) who leapt 6.55 meters in the men's long jump to place third in the event on Saturday. That was not only .22 meters further than he put up two weeks ago and good enough for him to now place second on SVC's all-time record list, but it also qualifies him for the Division III New England Championship in May.
Southern Vermont continues the season next Saturday, April 15 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Upstate Classic.
Figueiredo is the second Mountaineer to earn his way to New England's this year after junior captain Marc Brandmeyer (Bennington, Vt.) qualified for the men's 3000 meter steeplechase at the Bridgewater Invitational.
SVC senior Jordan Welch (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) set a brand-new team record with the program's first finish in a women's 3000 meter steeplechase—coming through at 13:13.27 to set the school mark.
Figueiredo topped his previous Southern Vermont record in the men's triple jump with a distance of 12.46 meters—that being 1.22 meters further than he chalked up two weeks ago.
Additionally, freshman thrower Luke Freehoff (Mansfield, Mass.) beat his past top-SVC mark in the discus toss by slinging it 26.38 meters; that was 2.13 meters further than he threw at Bridgewater two weeks earlier.
SOUTHERN VERMONT RESULTS
Women's 100 Meter Dash
Victoria Cotter: 16.69 (PR)
Men's 100 Meter Dash
Jake Figueiredo: 18th – 12.29
Men's 400 Meter Run
Aden Fischer: 9th – 56.40 (PR)
Men's 10000 Meter Run
Corey Barcomb: 3rd – 39:24.86
Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase
Marc Brandmeyer: 1st – 9:58.71
Men's Pole Vault
Isaiah Backels: 2nd – 3.8m
Men's Long Jump
Jake Figueiredo: 3rd – 6.55m (PR)
Men's Triple Jump
Jake Figueiredo: 2nd – 12.46 (SR)
Men's Shot Put
Luke Freehoff: 21st – 8.51m
Luke Freehoff: 26.38m (SR)
PR = Personal Record, SR = SVC Record
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