Murdick ’20 a winner at track and field regionals

Bryce Murdick '20 and Grace Heller '19 (Photos by Josh McKee and Jerry Tang '21)
Bryce Murdick '20 and Grace Heller '19 (Photos by Josh McKee and Jerry Tang '21)

Hamilton College competed at the 2019 All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Division III Outdoor Championships at SUNY Cortland's Stadium Complex on Wednesday, May 15.

The Continentals competed in five events on the first day of competition including the women's triple jump, women's pole vault, women's 100-meter dash preliminary heats, women's 5,000-meter run and men's 10,000-meter run.

Bryce Murdick '20 captured first place in the men's 10,000 meters with a time of 31:39.32, finishing more than 27 seconds faster than Rochester Institute of Technology's Evan Feigel. Murdick and Feigel pulled away from the rest of the pack early on in the race. Murdick took over the lead for good at the 4,400-meter mark and slowly built a commanding advantage throughout the remainder of the race. Chris Skeldon '20 placed eighth in the 10,000 meters with a season-best time of 32:54.17.

Grace Heller '19 ended up in ninth place in the women's 5,000 meters, crossing the finish line in 18:31.70.

Marie Steiner '20 posted a time of 12.59 seconds and placed 11th out of 20 participants in the women's 100-meter dash prelims. Steiner was just .07 seconds shy of finishing in the top eight and qualifying for Thursday's final.

In the field events, Andrea Shipton '22 placed 15th in the women's pole vault with a height of 3.08 meters, and Diamond Jackson '21 bounded a distance of 10.69 meters and landed in 20th place in the triple jump.


Hamilton's Day Two Schedule:

11 a.m. – Leigh Gelotte '19 in the women's high jump
noon – McKela Kanu '22, Cat Berry '19, Steiner and Jackson in the women's 400-meter relay
1:40 p.m. – Berry in the women's 400-meter dash
3:35 p.m. – Berry, Steiner and Jackson in the women's 200-meter dash