All-American and Colby record holder Dominique Kone ’13 sprinted his way to a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the ECAC Men’s Track and Field Championships May 20 at Moravian College in Pennsylvania.
Kone’s time of 10.85 seconds was bested only by Moravian’s Eric Woodruff, who won with a 10.63 time. Kone is used to running at the front of the pack. He is a two-time NESCAC champion in the 100-meter dash, and he had the nation’s fastest time for the 55-meter dash6.34 seconds—in a preliminary heat at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in March in Columbus, Ohio. But Kone pulled his hamstring in the final, and the injury carried over to the outdoor season, he said.
At the ECACs Kone was sixth going into the meet but emerged as the second-fastest 100-meter sprinter. A headwind and rain slowed the times for the race, he said.
Kone, who played basketball at Colby as a first-year, said he is already training for next year’s track season in addition to doing a biology research internship in Boston. “I’m hoping I can make something happen these next two years,” he said.