Outdoor Track & Field Begins Season with Six New Records, Eight More Personal Bests at Bears Invitational

luke freehoff participates in the shot put at bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Cold and misty conditions could not prevent the Southern Vermont College outdoor track & field team from chalking up a number of school records on Saturday as the Mountaineers charted six new program bests at Bridgewater State University's Bears Invitational.

SVC added another six personal bests during the day while seeing its program register first-time entries in four disciplines.

Junior captain Marc Brandmeyer (Bennington, Vt.) wasted no time in qualifying for the Division III New England Championships as he posted a 9:56.48 in the men's 3000 meter steeplechase--coming well in under the standard of 10:10.00.

The Mountaineers continue their schedule next Saturday, April 1 at Fitchburg State University's Jim Sheehan Memorial.


Women's 100 Meter Dash
Turquoia Johnson: 13.95 (SR) 

Women's 800 Meter Run
Jordan Welch: 28th – 2:51.52 (PR)
Shelby Whitman: 29th – 2:51.83
Morgan Arleth: 30th – 3:05.96 

Women's 1500 Meter Run
Shelby Whitman: 33rd – 5:40.49
Jordan Welch: 36th – 5:42.36 (PR)
Morgan Arleth: 44th – 6:09.03 (PR)

Women's 10000 Meter Run
Isabella Poulos: 22nd – 43:33.0 (PR) 

Women's Shot Put
Turquoia Johnson: 14th – 10.26 (SR)
Tanisha Wright: 29th – 8.06 (PR)
Ambroisine Agbelor: 31st – 7.6m (PR) 

Men's 800 Meter Run
Marc Brandmeyer: 10th – 2:09.01
Aden Fischer: 15th – 2:11.67 

Men's 10000 Meter Run
Davante Smith: 31st – 37:21.03 (SR)
Corey Barcomb: 33rd – 39:05.59 (PR)

Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase
Marc Brandmeyer: 1st – 9:56.48

Men's Pole Vault
Isaiah Backels: 1st – 3.8m

Men's Long Jump
Jake Figueiredo: 2nd – 6.33m (PR)

Men's Triple Jump
Jake Figueiredo: 8th – 11.24m (SR)

Men's Shot Put
Luke Freehoff: 38th – 8.64m (SR)

Men's Discus
Luke Freehoff: 34th – 24.25m (SR) 

PR = Personal Record, SR = SVC Record