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County Alums Posting Solid Indoor Track Times Sports,
01:58PM / Sunday, January 28, 2018
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Berkshire County was well represented at Saturday’s Massasoit Classic indoor track and field meet at Springfield College.
Trinity College sophomore Weyessa “Ace” McAlister (Monument Mountain) won the mile run, clocking a time of 4 minutes, 33.52 seconds, to win by more than two seconds. Earlier this month, he opened the 2018 with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Embry-Riddle University 2018 Indoor-Outdoor Challenge in Florida.
Springfield College’s and Taconic High School’s own Courtney Luscier won the 60-meter dash in a time 7.87 seconds.
Two more Taconic alumni were busy representing UMass Boston at this weekend’s Terrier Classic and Wheaton College Invitational.
Dom Nda was at the former, hosted by Boston University, where he set a UMass Boston record in the 200 with a time of 22.45. Earlier this month, Nda tied for second in the 60 with a time of 7.08 seconds at the Springfield College Maroon & White Classic. 
At Wheaton College, Patrick Boua clocked a time of 23.81 in the 200 to place 13th.
Taconic graduate Matt Rabasco, a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ran a personal best time of 9:20.38 to finish 11th in a 24-man field in the 3,000 at Wheaton.
Also competing at Wheaton were Bridgewater State and Monument Mountain alumnus Michael Kotleski. He placed 15th in the 200 with a time of 23.89.
Pittsfield alum Max Spence ran two events for Union College at this weekend’s Middlebury Invitational in Vermont. He placed 17th in the 1,000 with a time of 3:02.83 and 43rd in the mile, crossing the line in 4:59.54.
Colgate freshman Allison Kinne (Monument Mountain) placed 12th in the 400 dash at Saturday’s Cornell Invitational. She ran a time of 1:04.90 in that event and clocked a 29.24 in the 200 to finish 33rd out of 56 competitors.
Drury’s Connor Meehan represented Xavier this weekend at the Thundering Herd Invitational at Marshall, where he ran a time of 2:01.02 in the 800.
The college ski carnival circuit took a break this weekend, but earlier this month, Mount Greylock graduate Ian Culnane helped the Bowdoin College Polar Bears post their best ever finish at the St. Michael’s Carnival in Vermont.
Bowdoin placed fourth at the event, trailing powerhouse programs from Vermont, Dartmouth and Middlebury. Culnane finished in the middle of the pack in a 15-kilometer freestyle and a 10K classic race. The New England collegiate ski circuit is back in Vermont this weekend for the UVM Carnival; the Williams Carnival is scheduled for Feb. 16 and 17.
Mount Greylock graduate Elizabeth Bernardy helped Wheaton College’s 200 medley relay team win in a tri-meet earlier this month against UMass-Dartmouth and Worcester Polytechnic. The Lyons finished their dual meet season 14-1 and are headed to the WPI Sprints next weekend before getting ready for the NEWMAC Championships later in February.
Simmons College freshman Elizabeth Bartlett (Mount Greylock) helped her team to wins over Regis and Colby-Sawyer at home earlier this month by winning the 50-yard breaststroke in a personal record time of 33.73 seconds and placing second in the 100 breaststroke.
Hoosac Valley graduate and Roger Williams senior Alyssa Bush swam a leg on her team’s second-place 200-yard freestyle relay quartet as the Hawks defeated Eastern Connecticut and Babson on Saturday to improve to 6-4 in dual meets this season.
Monument graduate Caroline Bisssailon and Mount Greylock’s Emma Whitney Saturday helped Ithaca College’s women’s swimming and diving team improve to 7-2 this season with a 231-66 win over Alfred University. Bissaillon won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.19. She also swam a leg on the Bombers’ second-place 200-yard medley relay team. Whitney was on the third-place quartet in the event.
Hoosac Valley graduate and Bowdoin College freshman Fallon Field has averaged 11 points, 3.7 points and an assist per game in her first campaign for the 19-1 Polar Bears, who dropped a narrow 49-45 decision at top-ranked and unbeaten Amherst on Saturday.
Lucy Barrett (Mount Greylock) is averaging 15.7 points per game in just 19.3 minutes per game at Westfield State, where 12 players are averaging double-digit minutes per game. Barrett has started all 19 games for the Owls, who are 13-6 overall and 7-0 in the MASCAC after Saturday’s win over MCLA.
Katlyn Toomey (Drury ) and the Castleton State (Vt.) women’s basketball team are 5-1 in their last six games and 15-3 this winter after Saturday’s win at Maine Maritime. Toomey has come off the bench to average just more than 10 minutes and two rebounds per game.
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