Hammond, Phillips Enter Record Book to Lead Swarthmore Track & Field at Last Chance Meet
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Sophomore Rebecca Hammond broke the school record in the 800 meter run, crossing the finish line in a time of 2:13.44 to lead the Swarthmore College track & field teams at the Tuppany Twilight Last Chance Meet on Saturday evening from the Skallerrup Track at the College.
Hammond delighted the home fans by taking 13th place in a field of 34 with competition ranging across Divisions I through III. With her time in the 800 meter run, Hammond has provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships.
On the men's side, sophomore Jacob Phillips stole the show, running the second-fasted time in school history in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14:58.39. Phillips now holds the second-fastest times in school history in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs.
Freshman Richard Scott also entered the record book, running the 10th-best time in school history in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.39. Right behind Scott was sophomore Aidan DuMont-McCaffrey (1:59.05).
In his final collegiate meet, senior Chris Mayer-Bacon ran the 400 meter hurdles in 58.80 and the 110 meter hurdles in 18.18.
Swarthmore returns to action with the ECAC Championships from Moravian College beginning on Thursday.