MEDFORD, Mass. – The Amherst College women's track & field team opened up the outdoor season Saturday at the Tufts Snowflake Classic, capturing sixth place (58 points) in the 20-team meet at the Ellis Oval/Dussault Track.
The Mammoths return to action next Saturday, April 6 when they host the annual Amherst Spring Fling at Lehrman Stadium.
- Sunshine and warm weather set the scene for a dynamic first weekend of the outdoor season, with a strong pack of 400m runners not missing a beat in their return to the track. Placing fifth through eighth, Anna Madden '22 led the charge, followed closely by Sophia Friedman'21, Juanita Jaramillo '22 and Julia Asin '19 with less than one second separating the four sprinters.
- Just a few minutes later and fresh off her fourth-place finish at nationals, senior Christina Scartelli dominated the 1500m - placing first overall and setting a new personal best with a time of 4:38.25. Her mark sets the tone in the coming weeks for the underclassmen who look to go under the 5-minute barrier
- As the day continued for the Mammoths, the pair of Ella Rossa '21 and Lauren Lamb '21 took first and eighth in the finals of the 100m hurdles. Lamb fought strong and came away with a personal best time of 15.82 seconds, while Rossa set a new school record with a time of 14.96 seconds.
- It was time to lace up once again for a near full team effort in the 4x400m relay. Amherst put three teams on the line with two of them adding points to the board. The stellar indoor team of Sam Tichelaar '22, Jaramillo, Madden and Friedman continued their success outside in the elements, winning the event in a time of 4:00.44.
- Moving onto the jumps, the Amherst women showed that they came to compete. Madden posted a Mammoths' best mark in for the second time on the day, capturing a fifth-place finish in the long jump. She was followed closely by Tichelaar (sixth place) and Dana Frishman '21 (10th).
- As the evening approached and the triple jump rolled on, Lamb bounded to a second-place finish with a mark of 10.44m, while senior Yrenly Yuan took seventh overall.
- Last, however far from least, first-year Yaa Obeng took on the hammer throw for the first time in her collegiate career and on her final throw launched a toss of 30.85m.