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Women’s track and field was named the 2023 New England Division III Indoor Track & Field champions. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s T & F wins Division III Championship

Women’s track and field won the Women’s New England Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship with a total of 127.33 points. The team procured several top finishes, including those of Kiara Tan ’23, who placed second in the 60m dash with a time of 7.62 and third in the 200m with a time of 25.33. Camryn Taylor ’24 placed third in the 400m, running a 57.83. Lucy Gagnon ’24 won the 1000m, with a personal best time of 2:54.17, followed by Lilly Wells ’23, who came in second with a time of 2:57.81. Molly FitzGibbons ’24 won the mile with a time of 4:56.45 and came in third in the 3000m, running a 9:52.48. Ella Ball ’25 placed second in both the 3000m, running a 9:47.41, and the 5000m, running a 16:55.89. Genna Girard ’24 won the 5000m with a time of 16:47.18. The 4×200 relay of Rachel Arthur ’25, Malia Klein ’25, Ella Sukup ’26, and Taylor came in second with a time of 1:43.01, and the 4×800 relay of Alex Bettez ’23, Nora Johnson ’25, Sammie Seamon ’23, and Wells got fourth, with a time of 9:32.08. The distance medley relay team of Gagnon, Daisy Valle ’25, Abby Scott ’23, and Johnson had a time of 12:04.13 and came in second place. Ellie Fitzgerald ’26 came in third in the pole vault with a mark of 3.73m. Kristen Chou ’23 came in second in the long jump with a mark of 5.62m. Livi Mazerolle ’26 came in fourth in the pentathlon, with a score of 3065 points. The Ephs will travel to Tufts next Saturday to compete at the Tufts Final Qualifier in order to earn spots in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., next month.


Men’s T & F places second at Division III Championship

The men’s track and field team came in second place at the Men’s New England Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship. In the 5000m run, Simon Kissam ’23 came in second with a time of 14:21.51, followed by Chuckie Namiot ’25 in third, with a 14:26.35 and John Lucey ’24 in fifth, with a time of 14:31.55. The distance medley relay team, consisting of Jinwoo Kang ’24, Bryce Cooper ’26, Zachary Liu-Walter ’26, and Nate Lentz ’24, ran a time of 9:55.49, winning the event and setting a new meet record. In the 60m, Jackson Anderson ’24 landed in fourth place, with a time of 6.98. In the mile, Lentz ran a personal best time of 4:07.85, resulting in third place. In the 400m, Oscar Newman ’25 won the event, running a new school record time of 48.62, and Jackson Davis ’25 came in fourth with a personal best time of 49.13. Kang placed fifth in the 800m, with a time of 1:53.49. Elias Lindgren ’23 won the 3000m, running a personal best time of 8:08.07 and Kissam came in fifth with a personal best time of 8:23.41. In the 4x400m relay, Jackson Davis, Jack Davis ’24, Newman, and Cooper set a team record and won the event with a time of 3:18.29. Jeremy Bertolet ’24 placed fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 13.62m. Next Saturday, the Ephs will compete at the Tufts Final Qualifier where they will vie for spots in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., next month


Senior divers qualify for NCAA Championship

Emma Casey ’23, Adelaide Herman ’25, and Kobe Tray ’23 competed at the NCAA Division III Region 3 Diving Championships this weekend. Herman experienced an error in her lineup on the second day of competition, which listed the wrong dive in her fifth slot — causing her to receive zero points for that dive. She finished in eighth place on the first day of competition with 385.80 points on the 3m, and on day two, she landed in 14th on the 1m, with 363.90 points. Casey placed fifth on the 1m, with a score of 402.85 and 13th on the 3m, with a score of 378.55. Tray secured first place in both the 1m and 3m, with scores of 474.95 and 537.20, respectively. Both Casey and Tray qualified to compete at the NCAA National Championships held from March 15 to 18 in Greensboro, N.C


Ski teams compete at last collegiate carnival, Durham ’25 advances to NCAA Championships

The Alpine ski team competed at the St. Lawrence Carnival NCAA Regionals this weekend at Whiteface Mountain, N.Y., while the Nordic team competed at the same carnival in Lake Placid, N.Y. Combining both the slalom and giant slalom scores for the Alpine team with the Nordic finishes, the team placed 9th overall in the carnival. This is the last carnival race for the majority of the skiers, with the exception of Keelan Durham ’25 of the Nordic team, who will return to Lake Placid for the NCAA Championships from March 15 to 18.


Men’s squash finishes season 12th in the nation

The men’s squash team (16-8, 8-0 in NESCAC) competed in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship in the B-Division, which took place at Trinity College this weekend. The men entered the tournament seeded 14th and upset No. 11 Chatham University (9-6), with wins from John Nicholson ’26, Pierce Henderson ’25, Alex Akbari ’26, Jack Lee ’25, and Asher Leavy ’26. The Ephs advanced to semifinals where they fell to No. 10 Dartmouth (8-9) 5-4, with wins from Lee, Udai Pal ’23, Will Evans ’24, and Henderson. Despite their loss, the Ephs’ matchup against Dartmouth marked an improvement from their regular season matchup, when the men lost 7-2. The Ephs then went on to play No. 12 Western Ontario (9-2) and lost 2-7, with wins from Akbari and Lee, making the Ephs 12th in the nation. Pal, Evans, Andrew Minnis ’25, and Lee will go on to play at the National Collegiate Individual & Doubles Championship from March 3 to 5 in Philadelphia


Wrestling finishes seventh at Regionals, Kane advances to NCAA Championships

Wrestling (7-10) finished seventh in a field of 19 at the NCAA Northeast Regional competition hosted at the University of Southern Maine last weekend. David Yeh ’22.5, Peter Kane ’26, Dante Gutbrod ’23.5, and William Smith ’23.5 advanced to the second day of competition. Smith ended in sixth place in the 184lbs weight category; Yeh ended in fifth place in the 125lbs weight category; Gutbrod landed in fifth place in the 174lbs weight category and Kane secured three consecutive wins to place third in the 157lbs weight category. Kane’s performance won him a spot to compete at the NCAA Championship in Salem, Va., from March 10 to 11.


Women’s ice hockey loses to Hamilton in NESCAC quarterfinals

Women’s ice hockey (11-12-1, 6-9-1 in NESCAC), seventh seed in the NESCAC, saw its season ended by a 3-1 loss in the NESCAC Tournament to second seed Hamilton (19-4-2, 12-3-1 in NESCAC) on Saturday. Hamilton scored in the first period, and the Ephs remained scoreless until six minutes into the third period, when Williams tied the score with a goal from Leah Rubinshteyn ’26. Hamilton scored again with just a minute left in the game and then secured a victory with an empty-netter with seconds remaining. Ephs Goalie Erin Pye ’26 saved 30 shots on goal.

After upsetting first-seed Wesleyan, men’s hockey advanced to the NESCAC semifinals. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s hockey beats first seed Wesleyan in NESCAC quarterfinals

Men’s ice hockey (8-15-2, 5-11-2 in NESCAC) beat Wesleyan (15-7-3, 11-4-3 in NESCAC) on the Cardinals’ own turf this Saturday in the NESCAC Tournament. Although the Ephs were seeded eighth in the NESCAC, they triumphed over Wesleyan, who was seeded first. With just over 11 minutes remaining in the third period, the Ephs were down 3-0. A goal from Owen Stadheim ’25 brought the deficit to two, and the Ephs began to pick up momentum. Three minutes later, Mac Carso ’23 scored, and just two minutes later, scored again, bringing the game to a tie. Carso was also named NESCAC player of the week. The game-winning goal was scored by Jonah Gold ’24, with 51 seconds remaining in the game. The Ephs will travel to Amherst on Saturday to play the Mammoths in the NESCAC semifinals.


Women’s basketball falls to Trinity in NESCAC semifinals

Women’s basketball (18-8, 8-2 NESCAC) entered the NESCAC Tournament ranked second and fell to third-seed Trinity (21-4,7-3 NESCAC) in the NESCAC semifinals at Tufts on Saturday. Trinity’s defense blocked the Ephs from scoring from 4:09 in the second quarter until 7:32 in the third. In the last five minutes of the second quarter, Trinity’s offense hit a stride, going on a 12-0 scoring run. Maddy Mandyck ’22.5 and Arianna Gerig ’25 led the Ephs in scoring, with 14 and 10 points, respectively. The team is now waiting to see if it will receive an at-large bid to compete in the NCAA tournament.


Colby upsets men’s basketball in NESCAC semifinals

Men’s basketball (22-4, 7-3 in NESCAC) fell to the Colby Mules (20-6, 5-5 in NESCAC) in the NESCAC semifinals in the Chandler gym on Saturday. Colby went on to lose to Hamilton on Sunday in the finals. In an upset of a game, the Ephs, who were seeded first in the NESCAC, lost to the sixth-seeded Mules. Colby took control of the first half, with its largest lead being 27 points. While the Ephs gained momentum in the second half, cutting the deficit thirteen, they were not able to pull out a win. Nate Karren ’23.5 led the team in points, totaling 15, followed by Spencer Spivy ’22.5, who scored 11. The team received an at-large bid to compete in the NCAA tournament and will play Pomona-Pitzer on March 3 at the University of Saint Joseph’s O’Connell Athletic Center in West Hartford, Conn.