Track impresses over weekend, Golf, Tennis fall short
April 28, 2014
Men’s and women’s track and field competed at the University Athletic Association Outdoor Championship this past weekend with mixed results. The tournament was held at the University of Chicago and spanned two days. The women’s team finished fourth out of seven teams, registering 81 points. Washington University came in first place with 211 points.
CAS senior and co-captain Emily Cousens won the 1500-meter race for the second year in a row, defeating her closest opponent by more than two seconds. The Violets were also impressive in the 4×400 meter relay, as the group of Stern sophomore Lydia Guo, LS junior Caroline Spring, CAS sophomore Sarah Sisk and SCPS sophomore Drew Washington placed second with a total time of 3:54.32. Sisk also finished second in the 800-meter final.
The men’s team had some impressive individual performances. CAS graduate student Dylan Karten and LS sophomore Matthew Powers finished in second place in the 1500-meter and the 100-meter, respectively. CAS freshman Antony Zeng placed eighth in the discus throw with a distance of 37.1 meters, and College of Nursing sophomore Tyree Mobley finished the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 16.18. Both the men and women’s teams will compete again next weekend at the Princeton Elite Meet in New Jersey.
Women’s golf came up just short of a victory at the Liberty League Championship, finishing in second place and a mere 19 strokes behind the tournament winners, Mount Holyoke College. Steinhardt senior and captain Kristina Shalhoup said she was disappointed with the result.
“This weekend was tough,” Shalhoup said. “It was disappointing not to repeat our Liberty League win, but it was not for lack of effort.”
The tournament also marked Shalhoup’s final competition for the Violets.
“I’ve had an unbelievable four years playing for NYU,” she said. “I am glad I never took it for granted.”
Men’s tennis fell to the University of Chicago at the UAA Championship over the weekend. Before the tournament, the Violets were ranked 25th in the nation, eight spots behind the 17th seeded Maroons. The women’s team lost all three of their matches at the tournament by scores of 9-0, 8-1 and 6-3.
A version of this article appeared in the Monday, April 28 print edition. Chris Marcotrigiano is deputy sports editor. Email him at [email protected]