Amherst Concludes Action at Final Tune Up Before NESCACs at Trinity Invite

Amherst Concludes Action at Final Tune Up Before NESCACs at Trinity Invite

HARTFORD, Conn. – Traveling to Trinity College, the Amherst College women's outdoor track & field team competed in the Trinity Invite Saturday, their final individual scoring meet of the year before the start of the postseason. 

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, April 29 when they compete in the NESCAC Championships at host Bowdoin College beginning at 9 a.m.

TRACK EVENTS

  • Anna Buford '20 and Katherine Hom '19 finished back-to-back in the 100-meter dash, clocking times of 13.63 seconds and 14.11 seconds to place 14th and 15th, respectively.
  • Rubii Tamen '19 recorded impressive performances in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 27.37 seconds to place 10th before improving upon her seed time in the 400-meter to earn first overall with a 59.44 mark.
  • Capturing the Mammoths second win of the day, Leonie Rauls '18 took the gold in the 800-meter run behind a finals time of 2:18.87. Kaeli Mathias '18 and Sylvia Frank '20 also posted top-10 numbers in the event, with Mathias finishing sixth (2:24.11) and Frank taking seventh (2:25.04).
  • In the 1500-meter run Lela Walter '19 placed fourth overall in the 39-woman race, notching a time of 4:56.95. With a 5:04.80 mark, Sophie Currin '17 placed 10th in the event.
  • Veronica Rocco '19 led Amherst in the 5000-meter run, registering a time of 20:01.50 to claim ninth overall.
  • The lone Mammoth runner competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Danielle Griffin '18 finished in fifth (1:10.14). 
  • In a dominative performance in the 3000-meter steeplechase, Kristin Ratliff '20 and Savanna Gornisiewicz '17 secured first and second overall, respectively, as they finished 30 seconds ahead of the third place runner wit times of 11:30.78 and 11:33.07.

FIELD EVENTS

  • Continuing her success in the high jump this season, Kiana Herold '17 claimed first overall with a finals height of 1.62 meters.
  • In the triple jump, Emily Flaherty '19 placed fifth, notching a distance of 9.80 meters, while Yrenly Yuan '19 mark of 8.98 meters landed her a ninth place finish.
  • Caroline Ferguson-Dryden '20 finished eighth (31.48 meters) in the javelin throw, surpassing her seed mark of 30.06 meters.