The smell of Biofreeze and gunpowder wafted through the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Friday, December 6th as the Collegiate Indoor track season began. Five new additions to the all-time performance list stood out amongst a huge field of incredible races. Results can be found here
The Fastrack Metro Season Opener is a huge meet for UD as the meet draws incredible competition from schools across the East Coast. This year, the Blue Hens had some incredible performances, showing the depth of the team and huge potential for a great showing in the outdoor season.
For the women, freshman Cassidy McCormick dominated the charts, claiming #2 on the all-time performance list for the indoor 400 with a time of 1:06.31. Shortly thereafter, McCormick came back to place 14th in a field of 33 runners in the 800 with a time of 2:33.37. This puts her #4 on the all time performance list, and is the fastest 800 run on an indoor track by one of our athletes in five years!
Sophomore Kate Contini shined in the 200, winning her heat and running a speedy 29.36 for a #4 all-time performance. Senior Matthew Ward brought some major fire to the track with a 51.6 in the 400, putting him #7 on the all-time performance list!
Both the men’s and women’s miles were absolutely loaded with UDXC runners. Sophomore Pat LaPorte placed 15th in a field of 48 men with a time of 4:47.1, followed shortly by Paul Filipow in 25th place with a time of 4:52.94.
Elise LaFramboise (5:54.17) and Emily Magoon(5:55.78) utilized the pack running techniques they perfected from cross country, coming in just 1.61 seconds apart for 20th and 21st place, respectively.
Magoon doubled up in the 3k, dizzying spectators with 15 laps on the tiny track while dropping an incredible 11:54.15, just 12 seconds off her #4 all-time performance of 11:42.8!
A huge shoutout to former president and UD alum Sean Goodwin (19’) who ran a 10:04.27 in the 3k!
Next for the Blue Hens is the Collegeville Classic at Collegeville, PA on January 25th.