The Muhlenberg track and field teams enjoyed tremendous success this past weekend at Moravian College’s Coach P invitational. Both the men’s and women’s teams ran astonishingly well, highlighted by Abby Dalton ‘22, who followed up last week’s masterful first place performance among the women’s group in the 800 meter run with a third place finish in the 1500. Her 4:46.18 time was good for the sixth fastest finish in program history and earned her a spot in the upcoming Athletic Regional Championship.
“To keep the momentum going it’s definitely going to take focus from 100 percent of the team on continuing to PR every weekend and get better. Some people might start to get zoned out with finals coming up and the end of the semester but if we stay focused on pushing through the end of the season with 100 percent focus we will see lots of success.” Samuel Morgan ‘22, who placed seventh in the 800 meter with a 1:56.58. “One of my teammates and I push one another to run faster. As a team success came from the training everyone has been putting in over the past few weeks.”
The runners seem to have extra pep in their steps since returning from their mid-season break. The team, which had most of March off following the Centennial Conference Championships, returned to action on Mar. 30 against Lafayette. At the meet, Jason Richwall ‘20 earned the third best finish in the 1500 meter and was the top performer among the men’s team. Another noteworthy performance was that of Corrin Ferrizzi ‘22, who also etched her name into program history with her sixth place finish in the long jump, the eighth best performance Muhlenberg has ever seen.
In addition, Abigail Wesolek ‘22 has also been climbing the leaderboards. Wesolek, a hammer thrower from McDonald, Pa., moved to second place on the all time list after becoming third in school history just one week prior. The women’s team in particular looks like they are benefitting immensely from a youth movement, which was likely ignited by the almost instantaneous impact of the Class of 2022 across many different sports.
Although their season may be nearing its conclusion, there is still plenty to look forward to. The squad will continue their season over the next two weekends at the Greyhound Invitational, followed by the Carol and John Covert Classic, their last meets before the Centennial Conference championships. Both events will take place in nearby Bethlehem, Pa.