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Track Places 3rd at Division III Contest

By Keith Szolusha
Team Member

The men's outdoor track and field team competed at the New England Division III championship Saturday at Tufts University and walked away with a third place trophy. An unmatched Williams team cruised to first place with 173 points, far ahead of second place Tufts (107) and MIT (72).

Matt Sandholm '96 led the scoring with 16.25 points, which included a victorious effort in the 100 meters with an impressive time of 10.90 seconds. He also placed third in the 200 meter, in 22.40, and anchored the sixth place 4 by 100 meter relay team that finished in 44.04.

Tri-captains Andy Ugarov '95 and Ethan Crain '95 each earned 16 points for the team. Ugarov won the triple jump, with a leap of 45 feet, 2-1/2 inches, and placed third in the high jump with his best jump of the season, which cleared a height of 6 feet, 7 inches.

Crain continued to dominate the 1500-meter race with a first place time of 3:55.41. He also placed third in the 800, with a time of 1:57.23.

John Wallberg '96 placed in all three of the throwing events he entered - hammer throw, shot put, and discus. Wallberg hurled the hammer 185-9, to secure first place. He also earned fifth place in the discus with a throw of 147-4, and his mark of 45-3.75 in the shot put was good enough for sixth place.

Josh Feldman '97, recovered from an injury that he had battled all season, placed third in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 32:51.36. Arnold Seto '96 placed fifth at 32:58.70.

Edgar Ngwenya '96 captured sixth place in the 800-meter with a time of 1:57.74. Keith Szolusha '97 got sixth in the javelin with a throw of 163-8. Lincoln Bonner '95, Akin Aina '97, and tri-captain Colin Page '95 teamed with Sandholm in the relay, where they finished sixth.

This meet was the last of the season for most of the team, but Sandholm, Ugarov, Crain, Wallberg, and Jesse Darley '95 are all going on to compete at the all-New England meet this Saturday, aiming for the Division III national championship.