TROY, N.Y. – The Southern Vermont College outdoor track & field team has a stellar outing Saturday at the Upstate Classic hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as four Mountaineers chalked up new program records—one of those being good enough to qualify for the Division III New England Championships.
SVC freshman Jake Figueiredo (Wethersfield, Conn.) earned a spot in May's DIII New England meet for the second-straight week—this time qualifying for the men's triple jump as he charted a new team record of 12.95 meters; that was .49 meters better than he put up at last week's Pioneer Invitational at Smith College where he qualified for DIII's in the men's long jump.
Bennington College junior Isabella Poulos (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Southern Vermont senior Corey Barcomb (Burlington, Vt.) both set brand-new SVC records in the 5000 meter run as the first Mountaineers to ever participate in the discipline on the track. Poulos finished sixth overall in the women's race with a 20:56.46, and Barcomb completed the distance in a time of 18:23.37 on the men's side.
Additionally, freshman thrower Luke Freehoff (Mansfield, Mass.) topped his previous school record in the men's shot put as he put up a 9.75 to break his old top mark by 1.11 meters.
SVC has two more regular season meets remaining on the schedule—the first being next Saturday, April 22 when the Mountaineers head to the University of Albany's Spring Classic.
SOUTHERN VERMONT RESULTS
Women's 100 Meter Dash
Naya Cerda: 15.52 (PR)
Women's 5000 Meter Run
Isabella Poulos: 6th – 20:56.46 (SR)
Men's 100 Meter Dash
Jake Figueiredo: 16th – 11.93 (PR)
Men's 200 Meter Dash
Aden Fischer: 24th – 25.20 (PR)
Men's 400 Meter Run
Aden Fischer: 13th – 56.23 (PR)
Men's 800 Meter Run
Marc Brandmeyer: 5th – 2:05.89
Men's 1500 Meter Run
Marc Brandmeyer: 9th – 4:13.76
Men's 5000 Meter Run
Corey Barcomb: 12th – 18:23.37 (SR)
Men's Pole Vault
Isaiah Backels: 3rd – 3.85m
Men's Triple Jump
Jake Figueiredo: 6th – 12.95 (SR)
Men's Shot Put
Luke Freehoff: 17th – 9.75 (SR)
PR = Personal Record, SR = SVC Record
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