TRACK & FIELD NOTEBOOK
Vermont track & field heads down to Middlebury for one final tune-up before they compete in the America East Championships in two weeks. Three Catamounts will also compete at the BU Valentine Invite down in Boston. The Middlebury Field and Track Meet will be streamed live on NSN, and live results can be found at 802 Timing. The Valentine Invite will be streamed live on FloTrack, and Lancer Timing will provide live results.
Middlebury Field and Track Meet: Watch | Live Results | Schedule
Valentine Invite: Watch | Live Results | Schedule
SCOUTING THE FIELD AT MIDDLEBURY
The Catamounts will be competing against Albany College of Pharmacy, Amherst, Hudson Valley Community College, Keene State, Mount Holyoke, Sage, Saint Michael’s, Saint Rose, Union, and VSU-Castleton.
LAST TIME AT MIDDLEBURY
Vermont’s last trip to Middlebury came a little less than three weeks ago and saw the men’s team win the team competition while the women finished second. Jake Voynar, Kevin Mills, Dillon Jensen, Finn Patenaude, Cameron Kirn, and Alex Garcia all recorded victories in their events. Bridget Kosky, Ryleigh Garrow, and Laura O’Brien recorded individual wins on the women’s side, while Kayla Myers recorded two.
The Track and Tennis Center has been kind to the Catamounts this season and in the past, as Alex Siaton and Gabby Rausa set school records there this year, and numerous others have set personal bests. Last year at this meet, Vermont had five athletes set personal bests. Rachel Barba, Heidi Stewart, and Carolyn Doyle will all compete in the 800 starting at 11:05 am on Friday.
LAST TIME OUT
The Catamounts competed at the Scarlet Knight Open for two days at the Armory in New York City. On the first day, the 4×200 meter relay team set the UVM record at 1:29.69. Lily Porth and James Cilwik also ran top-10 program times as well. Six other Catamounts recorded top-10 finishes. Day two brought six top-10 finishes from Vermont, including a personal best in the 800 of 2:14.00 by Barba, which stands as the fastest 800 in America East this season.
TOP MARKS IN AE
The Catamounts have had a successful season, with many sitting in the top 10 in their events. Barba ranks the highest on the performance lists following her performance in the 800 this past weekend. She also holds the sixth fastest time for the 1000 with 2:57.05. Myers ranks the second highest on the performance lists as her 3312 points is the second highest mark for the pentathlon in the conference. She also has the fifth-highest high jump at 1.59 meters. Patenaude is tied for the third-fastest mark in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.50 seconds. Jackson Baker also ranks third in the heptathlon with a point total of 4471, which is the 10th-highest mark in program history. Lastly, Porth holds the fifth-fastest time in the 5000 at 17:09.30. She also holds the sixth fastest times in the mile at 4:59.62 and the 3000 at 10:00.52.