Sanders Wins 100, 200-Meter Dashes at Mount Holyoke Spring Fling

Sanders Wins 100, 200-Meter Dashes at Mount Holyoke Spring Fling

HOLYOKE, Mass. - Nighthawks freshman Taymise Sanders took first place in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash on Saturday morning at the Spring Fling hosted by Mount Holyoke College.

In the 100-meters, Sanders outraced 34 other competitors for a school-record time of 12.65 seconds. In her 200-meter race, Sanders took down 39 others, for yet another program record of 25.83 seconds.

Freshman Desiree Snead nearly took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.01 seconds, good for second place.

Sanders and Snead joined freshman Mary Jok and sophomore Casey Horner for the 4x400 meter relay, setting a new program mark with a time of 4:21.91, finishing third.

For the men's team, freshman Geraldson Withrow broke his own record in the 5000-meters with a time of 17:36.64 seconds. 

Freshman Jordan Robertson set new program marks in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles with times of 18.29 second and 1:06.14, respectively.

In the field, freshman Jahwaun Santiago set the high jump record, clearing 1.85 meters. His long jump of 5.65 meters is also a record.

Freshman Jean Butera holds a new program record in the triple jump while sophomore Andrew Kalombo broke the javelin program record.

The Nighthawks return to action next Saturday for the MIT Sean Collier Invitational.