The indoor track season comes to a boil this weekend as the men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Hanover, N.H., to compete in the Indoor Heptagonal Championships.
Last year, the men placed 6th, while the women finished in 5th place.
Men’s coach Charlie Powell is looking to senior captain John Carelli, reigning triple jump champ, to repeat his success from last year.
Carelli, along with juniors Chris Baird, James Foreman and Jeff Weinstein will lead an extremely young Quakers squad.
The freshman class will also contribute to the Quakers’ efforts, with both Michael Brown and Tim Carey seeded third in the hurdles and 500-meter events, respectively.
According to Powell, there is also a strong possibility that the Red and Blue 4x400 relay team will be comprised entirely of freshmen.
On the women’s side, coach Gwen Harris will want her 4x400 relay team to replicate their victory from the Armory Duals two weeks ago, where they posted their best time of the season, 3:47.81.
Seniors Kathryn Gevitz and Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya will also be called upon to duplicate their most recent performances. At the Armory Duals, Gevitz qualified for the ECAC championships in the long jump with her leap of 5.70 meters. Lozovatskaya tied her school record of 3.60 meters in the pole vault, which ranks second in program history.
The Heps represent the beginning of the end of the indoor season. After this weekend, qualifiers will head to the ECAC Championships March 6-7 in Boston, and then NCAA indoor championships a week later.
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