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Joshua Martinez was second in the hurdles at Whitworth (photo by Eva Fernandez)
Joshua Martinez was second in the hurdles at Whitworth (photo by Eva Fernandez)

CMS Men's Track and Field Competes at Whitworth, Valentine Indoor Invitationals

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field team competed at both the Whitworth Invitational in Spokane and the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University this weekend.

Joshua Martinez had the highest finish for CMS at Whitworth, coming in second in the 60-meter hurdles. He qualified for the finals with an 8.45 in prelims to come in fourth place, and then trimmed that down to 8.26 to come in second, just .05 behind Deyondre Davis of Division I Idaho. Martinez was also 11th in the long jump at 6.41 meters (21'0.5"), finishing one spot ahead of Jonathan Holcombe who jumped 21 feet even. 

Sarath Kakani was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 15.23 meters (49'11.75") on Saturday, and Jason Bowman was fifth in the weight throw with a PR of 53'5" (16.28 meters) on Friday. John Horan came in 12th in the pole vault at 14'10" (4.52 meters). 

In Boston, Ellis DelVecchio finished in the top 100 in the 800 meters in a loaded field of 265 runners, mostly from Division I. He clocked a 1:53.60 to come in 95th place, with runners from Wingate, Providence, Florida State, Syracuse and Fordham rounding out the top 100. Mason Ratkovich also competed in the mile and finished with a 4:10.30, just behind a 4:09.00 from Henry Pick last year for the best indoor mile in CMS history.

CMS will be back in action on Saturday when it competes in the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet.