Feb 19, 2018 John Durga Sports

Scots track gets six firsts at Aquinas meet

By John Durga

Staff Writer

Alma College Track and Field had a very successful outing at the Aquinas Little Meet on Feb. 9. The Scots had six individual wins at the meet including three for the men and women respectively. This showing also earned two Scots MIAA Player of the Week honors.

Torres Ingraham (’21) was honored after he claimed two of the three victories for the men, doing so in the 60-meter dash, finishing in 7.12 seconds, and the long jump, landing in the pit at 6.76 meters. Ingraham reset the Alma College 60-meter dash with his 7.12 second time.

“Being player of the week as a freshman is such a blessing. It really shows my hard work towards my craft,” said Ingraham. “Despite me already holding the record in the 60, I plan to attempt to break my own record every time I step on the track to compete.”

“It does make me feel a little special,” said Blaire Showers (’19). “Last year alum Kaitlyn Arnold received it a few times, but because she had gotten it multiple weeks in a row and she was such an outstanding runner, I never really stopped to think about how neat of an award it is to get.”

Showers was named MIAA Player of the Week for leading the Scots to a victory in the 4×400-meter relay, running her 400-meter portion in just 65 seconds, while also taking the runner-up spot in the 800-meter run. Her 65 second time was just shy of her personal best.

“We gained some confidence tonight that what we’re doing in practice is paying off,” said head coach Matt Chovanec “We have two weeks until the conference indoor meet and our focus will continue to be about getting better every day.”

The Scots will look to continue their success as their season carries on towards the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 24 starting at 9:30 AM.

“I plan on continuing to get better by keeping up with my regular training regimen of running and lifting,” said Showers. “I will possibly be bumping up my weekly mileage going into the spring time.”

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