MIDDLETOWN, CT- Bacon Field House was the venue for the first track and field meet for the Wesleyan Cardinals since February 1st of 2020. Nearly two years later, the facility hosted an indoor track meet between the Cardinals and the Connecticut College Camels. Wesleyan put on a stellar opening night, beating the Camels by a score of 74-29. The Cardinals have won nine different events, with seven different people winning with the 4 x 400 relay team. A strong overall performance on their return to Bacon Field House.
- Denny Christian ’22 had an impressive outing in Game 1, placing first in the 60m (7.03) and 200m (22.92)
- Sam musto ’24 finished first in the 400 meters with a time of 51.28, almost two full seconds faster than second place. Three cardinals finished right behind him in Emmett Perry ’25 (53.14), Aaron Foote ’24 (53.33), and Luc Consolati ’25 (54.96)
- For the Mile, Wesleyan had two scorers in 2sd square finisher Georges lepska ’25 (4: 34.96) and 3e square finisher Jasper shapiro ’23 (4: 36.81)
- At 3000m, Owen Rogers ’24 ran away with a time of 8: 55.05 to take first place. He was followed by two other cardinals in Will ratner ’22 (9: 08.30) and Philippe keith ’25 (9: 10.32)
- Nick carulli ’22 won the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.11 which was just ahead Mason martell ’24 time of 9.16
- Wesleyan impressed in throwing events, with Javier Orellana ’25 taking 1st in his very first shot put encounter with a distance of 12.86m. Connell oberman ’22 finished 2sd throw at 10.24m. They traded the weight with Oberman coming in first (12.98m) and Orellana finishing second (9.68m)
- Noah Olsen ’22 placed first in the high jump (1.9m), finishing ahead of his teammate Andrew Dearborn ’22 (1.85 m)
- The 4 x 400 relay team of Andre Collins ’25, Perry, Foote and Nigel hayes ’23 came in first with a time of 3: 38.97
Wesleyan will have more than a month off before resuming competition on January 15e in the Little Three Championships at Bacon Field House.