The ESF track team faced tough competition against several elite Division III schools at the Utica College Pioneer Open.
Senior Howard "Buck" Haines set a school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.1 seconds. His time placed him 21st overall out of 72 sprinters. Haines also had a top 10 finish in the 400-meter dash, placing ninth overall out of 36 runners with a time of 52.58. Junior James Kerney finished in the middle of the pack, 25th overall out of 52 runners and time of 2:10 in the 800-meter run.
Senior Marissa Lathrop finished ninth overall out of 48 runners in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29. Lathrop also placed in the top 10 in the mile race, finishing sixth overall with a time of 5:30.
The Mighty Oaks are back in action Feb. 9 when they travel to Yale University for the Giegengack Invitational.