Track and field: Tribe puts up strong team, individual performances at Duke Invitational

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Abby Jones. COURTESY IMAGE / TRIBE ATHLETICS

The William and Mary men and women both posted strong performances at the Duke Invitational over the weekend. The men finished third in the team standings with a score of 63 points as Charlotte won the team title with 94. The women placed fifth with a score of 49.2 points as Duke defended its home track with a winning score of 130.2 points. Many athletes recorded strong individual performances.

On the women’s side, redshirt junior Maggie Sullivan broke the school record and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:01.03 clocking. Redshirt senior Molly Applegate ran 4:25.04 to finish third in the 1500 meters. Seniors Abby Jones and Minna McFarland tied for second place in the high jump as they both cleared 1.63 meters, and sophomore Samantha Moravsky placed fifth in the javelin with a toss of 41.69 meters.

On the men’s side, KJ Cook broke his own freshman record in the discus with his second-place throw of 52.60 meters (172-7). Senior Tom Parker won the hammer throw with a heave of 65.71 meters and sophomore Connor Atkinson placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 52.70. Sophomore JP Trojan ran a sparkling 14:14.21 in the 5000 meters for seventh while junior teammate Ryan McGorty clocked 14:18.39 for eighth.

The College is back in action this upcoming weekend as the Tribe throwing contingent will compete at the Penn Relays. The College then hosts the Colonial Athletic Association Championships May 4-5.