Weekend recap with the Mules

Colby Echo (Katie Kelley)

Courtesy of Go Colby Mules

Colby Mules set out across the Northeast this past weekend, with highlights from the men’s lacrosse team and the men and women’s track teams. Overall it was a difficult weekend for Colby sports, with baseball losing every game in a three-game series with Tufts and Softball losing two separate series against Trinity and University of Southern Maine.

Sage Bailin ’20 and Isa Berzansky ’19 head respective Track and Field meets

Colby Track and Field split last weekend as the men traveled to Bates for the Maine State Championships and the women turned to Bowdoin for the Aloha Relays. Several athletes also traveled to NJ to compete in the Princeton Invitational. Standing out from that crew is sophomore Sage Bailin, who has now broken the school record for the 400-meter hurdles twice in two weeks. Bailin shaved .63 seconds off of his time from the previous weekend at Southern New Hampshire University, where he broke a 20-year-old record. Those competing in the Maine State Championships also performed well for Colby, with fourth place finishes for Michael Hilton ’18 in the pole vault, Josiah Johnson ’19 in the 10,000 meters and a team of Liam McDonough ’20, Sam Sessions ’21, Arthur Cassidy ’19 and Keith Barnatchez ’18 in the 1,600-meter relay.

The women’s team took fifth place overall at the Aloha Relays and sent several runners and field athletes to Princeton. Isa Berzansky ’19 led the charge, winning the high jump by four inches. Cassandra Winkleman ’21 took second in javelin and several athletes earned third or fourth place for Colby. In NJ, Julia Rembetsy-Brown ’18 took 11th in the triple jump. The performance of athletes in all events across meets this past weekend is a clear indication of the depth of both teams.

Baseball and Softball get swept by NESCAC rivals

Colby Men’s Baseball headed south to Tufts on Friday for a three game series counting both towards their conference and division. The Mules finished their first game down 22–7, their second 14–1 and their third 20–6. With ten games remaining in what has been a difficult season, the Mules will look to improve on the losses from this weekend. Softball also struggled this weekend, with five losses in three days. Beginning in their conference against Trinity, the Mules lost the first game 15–4, the second 4–3 in what proved to be a very close fight, and the third 12–5. They then traveled to University of Southern Maine where they lost two games as well. However, the team batted in nine runs in the second game against Southern Maine, showing a great deal of improvement from the scoring in earlier games.

As the academic year winds down, Colby Athletics will too. Baseball, tennis, softball, track, crew and lacrosse all have games and races remaining though, and the spring weather means it’s the perfect time to get out there and cheer for your fellow Mules.