Griffin, Rauls Lead Amherst at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational

Griffin, Rauls Lead Amherst at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational

MEDFORD, Mass. – Seniors Danielle Griffin and Leonie Rauls earned individual victories in the one mile run and 1000 meter run, respectively, to lead the Amherst College women's track & field team to a fourth place finish (77.33 points) at the 16-team Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University at the Gantcher Center.

The Mammoths return to action on Saturday, Feb. 3 when they return to Tufts for the Cupid Challenge beginning at 10 a.m. 


  • Griffin impressed in the one mile run, edging out the second place finisher by less than a second to take gold with a time of 5:08.83 in the 33-competitor event.
  • Continuing her early season dominance in the 60 meter hurdles, Ella Rossa '21 clocked a time of 9.08 seconds to earn second overall in the 30-runner competition.
  • Julia Asin '19 and Jordan Rhodeman '21 finished back-to-back in the 400 meter dash to place 10th and 11th behind times of 1:03.63 and 1:03.87, respectively.
  • Pacing the Mammoths in the 600 meter run, Kaeli Mathias '18 notched fifth overall with a 1:45.14 mark.
  • Sophia Friedman '21 secured 13th overall in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.73 seconds
  • Christina Scartelli '19 posted a fourth place finish in the 800 meter run with a 2:24.68 mark, while Grace Haase '21 (2:25.15) and Jenny Mazzella '20 (2:28.92) earned sixth and seventh, respectively.
  • Claiming the second Amherst victory of the day, Rauls crossed the finish line in 3:01.81 in the 1000 meter run to log first overall. Sarah Gayer '21 (3:03.78) took third and Adele Loomis '18 (3:07.33) secured fifth in the event. 


  • In the high jump, Becki Golia '18 placed second overall with a distance of 1.59m, while Rossa added a second place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.45m.