GETTYSBURG, Pa. — On the strength of 13 individual victories Gettysburg won the men’s and women’s title at the Mason-Dixon Invitational on Saturday at a rain-soaked Musselman Stadium.
The men’s team racked up 11 wins and finished with a score of 177 to outdistance runner-up Dickinson by 71 points. The women’s squad beat second-place Catholic by 13 points, earning a score of 85.
Freshman Ashanti Foster-Felder, senior Clay Reynolds, and senior Nick Rosenberger were all double-winners for the Bullets. Foster-Felder claimed victories in the 200-meter dash (22.46) and 400-meter dash (49.84) while Reynolds won the 800-meter run (2:00.40) and the first-ever Mason-Dixon Mile (4:28.72). Rosenberger crossed first in the 110-meter hurdles (16.10) and the 400-meter hurdles (59.00).
Other winners were junior Brenden Repack in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:15), senior Thomas Daniels in the 10,000-meter run (33:41), senior Robby Ford in the triple jump (39-6), senior Jacob Hochard in the discus (128-8), and senior Tom Lester in the javelin (157-4).
Senior Mitch Dowd added a runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash (11.22) while classmate Brendan Quigley was third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.93). In addition, sophomore Andrew Bay was fourth among 23 collegiate competitors in the 100 (11.52) and sophomore Joe Sharp was fifth out of 21 runners in the 800 (2:03.50).
For the women’s team, sophomores Amanda Koslo (Darien, Conn./Darien) won the 400-meter dash in 1:00.75 while classmate Emily Heeren claimed the discus (107-8). Sophomore Christine Esposito led for the entire Mason-Dixon Mile but was edged at the finish while clocking a school-record time of 5:24.86. She was also fourth out of 28 runners in the 800 (2:29.36).
Junior Marianne Royce took third in the 200-meter dash (27.57) while junior Amanda Pellowe was third in the mile 5:30.09, which also exceeded the previous school record of 5:30.76 set by Erin Hayden in 1999, and eighth in the 800 in 2:31.05. Freshman Celia Hartz was third in the discus (82-4).