FAIRFAX, VA– The Seahawks continue to set records in their inaugural season after competing in their third meet this winter. Emmanuel Douge, William Christophel, Ethan Carpenter, Zane Obi, Alex Bahzadi, Christian Oliverio, Nate Morris, and Tyler Wilson all played their part in breaking existing school records or setting new ones for the St. Mary’s Men’s Track and Field Program.

Christophel Leading in Race with Oliverio and Obi Close Behind Credit: Sam Keating / St. Mary's College of Maryland

How it Happened 

  • Emmanuel Douge and Alex Gouin competed in the 60M Dash today for St. Mary’s. Douge earned a 21st place finish and broke the previous record of 7.76 with a time of 7.54 seconds. The previous record was held by Gouin, who today took home a 27th place finish in the race with a time of 7.83 seconds. 
  • Douge also competed in the 200M Dash alongside teammates Gouin and Christian Oliverio. Douge broke his second and final record of the day in this race with a time of 24.19 seconds. Oliverio finished next for the Seahawks, taking home 24th place at a time of 25.53 seconds. Gouin rounded out the race for the Hawks, crossing the finish line at 25.75 seconds. 
  • Christian Oliverio was the lone Seahawk in the 400M Dash today. Oliverio took home eighth place at a time of 56.85
  • William Christophel broke the record in the 800M run while competing alongside fellow Hawks Nate Morris and Caleb Shankle. Christophel secured a 26th place finish at a time of 2:05.98; beating his previous record of 2:08.24. Morris finished with a time of 2:16.30 in 32nd place while Shankle placed 34th at 2:36.97. 
  • Zane Obi put his name in the record books today by competing in the 1000M run. Obi sets the record for the Hawks at 3:28.55 and takes home 27th place. 
  • Patton Harbourt and Caleb Shankle competed in the One Mile Run today. Shankle beat Harbourt out by just over a second; crossing the finish line at 5:31.46 in 28th place. Harbourt came in at 5:32.60 to take 29th place. 
  • Tyler Wilson represented St. Mary’s in the 3000M Run today, placing 28th at 10:08.07.
  • Alex Bahzadi competed in the 60M Hurdles for the Seahawks and came in 19th place at 9.96 seconds. 
  • Alex BehzadiWilliam ChristophelEmmanuel Douge and Nate Morris worked together in the 4x400M Relay to break the existing school record by just over one second. The previous record, earned by Behzadi, Christpohel, Obi and Douge, clocked in at 3:49.97. Today’s team finished in 10th place at 3:48.75. 
  • Morris, Oliverio, Christophel and Wilson participated in the Distance Medley at the Patriot Games today, setting a new record for St. Mary’s. This team brought home an 8th place finish in the Medley and set the record at 12:03.14. 
  • The long jump would be the final event for Bahzadi and Gouin this weekend. Bahzadi earned 18th place with a distance of 5.03 meters; while fellow Seahawk Gouin finished with a distance of 4.69 meters and 19th place. 
  • Ethan Carpenter and Marion Lajara competed in the Shot Put for St. Mary’s this meet. Carpenter placed 9th of 20 participants, throwing 11.97 meters. Lajara earned 17th for the Seahawks with a distance of 10.12 meters. 
  • Ethan Carpenter broke the final record of the day for St. Mary’s at the Patriot Games. Carpenter broke his own record in the weight throw with a distance of 15.20 meters and placed eighth of 16 competitors. Carpenter’s previous record stood at 14.76 meters. Carpenter’s throw today qualified him for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Championships which will take place March 4th-5th. 

Up Next

The Seahawks will compete in the Frank Colden Invitational at Ursinus College on February 5th. The meet is slated to kick off at 9 AM in Collegeville, PA.  

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