Darby Bauer broke the school record in the hammer to lead the Goucher College track and field team at the Battlefield Relays on April 5. Bauer became the first Gopher to toss the hammer over 40 meters and he did it twice on the afternoon. The junior posted his best throw on his first attempt with a distance of 42.36m to destroy the program record that Lovell Kosh (38.32m, April 27, 2012) set at the Landmark Conference Championships in 2012. Using feet to measure, Bauer beats Kosh's program record by 13 feet. After the record-setting hurl Bauer had three fouls, but then would have broken the school record with his next two attempts, throwing the hammer 39.48 on his fifth attempt and 41.17 on his sixth and final attempt. He finished fourth in the hammer. Bauer finished up the day with a third-place standing In the javelin with a chuck of 36.00m. Bauer was named Landmark Conference Field Athlete Of The Week for his efforts.
Taylor Gunter placed fourth in the hammer with a toss of 36.38m. Gunter set a new program standard in the discus with a hurl of 37.66. The junior bested Natalie Kent's 37.31m mark that she tossed at the Messiah Invitational on April 8, 2017. The current Landmark Conference Field Athlete of the Week also won the shot put with a throw of 11.49m. Both of her throws on Saturday were better than the two at the Jim Taylor Invitational last week and she now ranks third in the Mideast Regional in the discus while holding the top marks in the shot put and discus in the circuit and second In the hammer. Gunter was named Landmark Conference Field Athlete Of The Week for the second-straight week.
On Saturday, Hinnant also had a nice day in the throws, finishing fourth in both the shot put (10.17m) and the discus (29.92m) while Victoria Wheeler was fourth in the 400m hurdles (1:22.63).Gallina placed sixth in the 100m (13.17) and Brogan finished 12th in the 1500m (5:41.71).
On the men's side, the 4x400 sprint medley relay team of Henry, Taylor, Miller and Lawrence finished fourth (4:26.85). Julot placed eighth in the shot put (11.41m) and 13th in the discus (28.81m) while Bauer was 12th in the discus (29.58m). Henry (400m hurdles, 1:11.95) and Miller (400m, 58.51) both posted 14th-place standings while Matthew Knudson(Washington, D.C./E.L. Haynes) was 16th in the 1500m (5:25.30).
The Gophers return to action on April 17 at the York Twilight Meet.