The women’s and men’s track and field team traveled to Lewiston Maine last Saturday, January 20th, to compete at the Bates Invitational at Bates College.

This is the team’s fifth invitational of the season, to which they have 13 more before their season comes to a close.

Laura Romaniello / Art Director

Laura Romaniello / Art Director

Junior Jared Hannon and first-year Brandon Castor both pulled off wins at the invitational.

Both Hannon and Castor competing in sprints.

Hannon took his win away from the long jump, taking a leap of 6.52 meters.

This jump qualified Hannon for the New England Division III Championships. Castor took first in the 400 meter dash, completing the race in 53.36 seconds.

Castor also placed fifth in the 200 meter dash, completing it in 23.76 seconds.

Sophomore Brendan Cacciola placed third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.66 seconds and junior Alex Medina placed fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.51

Also for the men’s track and field team, junior Tyler DeChane placed third in the mile with a time of 4:48.22.

The men’s team also placed third in the 4×400 meter relay, performing this race with junior Tyler

DeChane, first-year Brandon Castor, junior Anthony Jennings, Hannon and Medina.

Their time was 3:36.38.

For the women’s track and field team, sophomore Nicole De Almeida placed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03.18.

Junior Brittany Gravalese placed second in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:28.43.

De Almeida, Brittany Gravalese, junior Taylor Bisaillon, and sophomore Lynne Hebert made up the 4×400 meter relay team, placing third with a time of 4:22.14.

Bisaillon was also able to place third in the shot put, throwing 10.88 meters. Hebert placed fourth in the mile with a finishing time of 5:37.46.

Both teams will travel to Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, Jan. 26th, to compete at the Terrier Classic at Boston University.

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