Men’s and Women’s Track and Field | Feb. 10 | Fasttrack National Invite
The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Staten Island, NY, for the Fasttrack National Invite that included teams from Division I, Division II and Division III schools on Feb. 10. The Brewers saw strong performances across many events. In the women’s 200 meters, Ava Novak ’24 ran a personal best time of 26.09, good for 15th overall (third amongst DIII runners). In the men’s 800 meters, two Brewers nearly broke the two minute barrier, with Nick Redstone ’25 and Lukas Muzila ’23 running times of 2:00.54 and 2:00.69, good for 25th and 26th overall respectively. Augusta Stockman ’23 continued her dominant season with another personal best in the women’s mile of 5:08.19, which placed her 11th overall (second among DIII runners). On the longer distance side, Anika Mueller-Hickler ’26 hit the Liberty League qualifying standard with a time of 10:59.38 in the women’s 3K, as did Kai Chang ’25 and Davis Anderson ’26 in the men’s 5K with times of 15:44.20 and 15:20.23 respectively. Anderson’s time also qualified him for the All-Atlantic Regional Track and Field Championships (AARTFC). Jahmilia Dennis ’26 had a huge day for the Brewers, running a 9.33 in the women’s 60 meter hurdles prelims, then a 9.41 in the finals to finish seventh overall (top DIII finisher), a mark that hit both the Liberty League and AARTFC standards. Dennis also finished seventh overall in the women’s triple jump with a jump of 11.39 meters (the top jump from a DIII athlete in the event), hitting the qualifying mark for both the Liberty League and AARTFC. Up next for the Brewers is the West Point Tune-Up on Feb. 18.
Men’s Tennis | Feb. 11 | W 9-0
The Vassar men’s tennis team opened its season with a 9-0 sweep of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on Saturday. The match, played at Vassar, improved the Brewers’ record to 1-0, and it was a league match, meaning their league record also starts out at 1-0. In doubles, Benjamin Almquist ’24 and Sigmund Winiecki ’26 won by default. Fernando Bauermeister ’26 and Nolan Kubiak ’26 won their doubles match by a score of 8-2, and Arnav Agostinho ’25 and Pedro Cattaruzzi ’26 won their match by a score of 8-4 to give Vassar the doubles sweep and a 3-0 lead. In singles, Cattaruzzi won by default to give Vassar a 4-0 lead. Bauermeister won his match 6-0, 6-0, and Kubiak won his match 6-0, 6-2 to move Vassar over the hump to a 6-0 lead and giving the Brewers the team victory. Ethan Mantell ’26 won his match 6-1, 6-0 and James Balon ’25 won 6-0, 6-1. Almquist closed it out with a 6-1, 6-2 victory to give Vassar the 9-0 sweep. The Brewers did not drop a set and outscored RIT 76-13 in games. Up next for Vassar is the University of Rochester at Walker Field House.