Retrievers Have Strong Day at Colonial Relays on Friday

Retrievers Have Strong Day at Colonial Relays on Friday

Day Two Results

Williamsburg, Va.—Several Retrievers earned top finishes on day two of the Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary. The Retriever men were led by Vincent Rentzsch, who won the javelin, while Sophia Cologer won the 3,000m steeplechase on Friday.

Rentzsch won the event with a toss of 67.71m (222'2") after winning the event at the Raleigh Relays last weekend. Other top field performers include Musangu Bukasa, who earned ninth in the high jump with a jump of 1.79m. Ishaq Rana took home 11th in the shot put with a toss of 15.53m.

On the track, James Oakley III took ninth in the 200m dash, finishing in a time of 21.67. Freshman Jamal Cody finished 21st in the 110m hurdles, crossing the tape in a time of 15.18. He then followed that up with a 16th place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.88, just behind teammate Darrius Oxley who was 13th in a time of 54.43.

On the women's side, a pair of Retrievers earned top ten finishes, with Sophia Cologer taking home gold in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:38.59, a full two seconds ahead of second place. Essence Fredericks took second in the 400m hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:01.97, just behind the winners from St. Joe's in 1:01.32.

In the field, Emma Gerhold earned bronze in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.25m in the finals. Abigale Slonski earned fourth in the javelin, with a toss of 37.22m.

The Retrievers close out the relays on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.