Women's Outdoor Track & Field Captures 4th at Amherst Spring Fling

Women's Outdoor Track & Field Captures 4th at Amherst Spring Fling

AMHERST, Mass. – Hosting 10-teams at the annual Amherst College Spring Fling, the Amherst College women's outdoor track & field team racked up 53.50 points to place fourth overall Saturday afternoon at Lehrman Stadium.

WPI took the top spot with a score of 97.50, while Trinity placed second overall with 60 points. Wheaton rounded out the top three at the meet, tallying 54.50 points on the day.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, April 15 when they compete in the crosstown UMASS-Amherst Invitational beginning at 10:30 a.m.

TRACK EVENTS

  • Rubii Tamen '19 and Anna Buford '20 led the way for Amherst in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, with Tamen posting times of 13.00 seconds and 26.88 seconds to secure fourth and fifth, respective, and Budford notching marks of 13.56 seconds and 27.19 seconds to place ninth and 11th, respectively.
  • In the 400-meter dash, Julia Asin '19 registered the top time for the Mammoths, running to a seventh place finish (1:04.69).
  • Landing inside the top-10 in the 800-meter run, Leonie Rauls '18 finished third overall behind a mark of 2:20.37, while Kaeli Mathias '18 took ninth with a time of 2:27.38.
  • Besting her seed mark time of 4:53.85, Savanna Gornisiewicz '17 captured fifth in the 63-runner 1500-meter run with a time of 4:49.18.
  • Amherst finished back-to-back in the 5,000-meter run to take gold and silver and earn 12 points, as Katherine Treanor '20 clinched first overall (17:35.91) and Tess Frenzel '17 finished second in the event (18:29.10).
  • Danielle Griffin '18 excelled in the 400-meter hurdles, taking third place after crossing the finish line in 1:10.82. 

FIELD EVENTS

  • In the high jump, first-year Kaitlyn Siegel led the Mammoths, finishing second with a jump of 1.58 meters. Kiana Herold '17 secured fourth in the event behind a height of 1.53 meters.
  • Amherst placed two competitors inside the top-three in the triple jump, with Abbey Asare-Bediako '18 placing first overall with a distance of 11.78 meters. Emily Flaherty '19 took home third for the home team after logging a distance of 10.10 meters.