Women's Track & Field Boasts Record Breaking Day at NEICAAA Championships

Women's Track & Field Boasts Record Breaking Day at NEICAAA Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – In a record-breaking day for the Mammoths, three new personal bests were set and two runners made changes to the Amherst women's outdoor track & field history books as the Purple & White made waves at the NEICAAA Championships.

Amherst returns to action on Thursday, May 18 when they travel to Cambridge, Mass. for MIT's Last Chance Meet. 

CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the 10,000-meter run, both Katherine Treanor '20 and Tess Frenzel '17 registered new personal bests. Not only taking home first in the 20-woman event and securing a nationals qualifying mark with an overall time of 35:57.337, Treanor also broke a long standing Amherst first-year record in the event that was previously held by Carter Hamill '05 (2002).
  • With a PR time of 37:49.86, Frenzel captured seventh overall.
  • Savanna Gornisiewicz '17 also impressed at the meet, clocking a time of 11:19.90 in the 3000-meter steeplechase to log a new personal best and break into the Mammoth record books with one of Amherst's top-5 all-time marks in the event.
  • Battling alongside Gornisiewicz in the steeplechase, Kristin Ratliff '20 notched a solid 11:34.04 mark to take 21st overall.
  • With a distance of 11.05 meters in the triple jump, Abbey Asare-Bediako '18 finished 16th. 
  • Leonie Rauls '18 closed out the championships for Amherst, crossing the finish line in 2:17.04 in the 800-meter run to place third in her flight and 23rd overall.