AMHERST, Mass. – Returning to the oval, the Amherst College women's track & field team sent two student-athletes to the Mondschein Multi hosted by Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, while the rest of the team headed to Day One of the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational.
Day two of the Silfen Invite kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.
MONDSCHEIN MULTI – HEPTATHLON
- Taking first in the gold division helptathlon in an impressive all around showing, sophomore Ella Rossa won her heat in the two events, crossing the finish line in the 100H with a blistering time of 14.63 seconds – a new personal best–, and clocking a 26.85 mark in the 200m dash. She also set PR's in the high jump and javelin and her 100H mark currently sits in 10th in DIII.
- First-year Annelise Romero took third overall in the gold division with some help from a fantastic season best javelin throw of 28.70m, and a new personal best and the heat's fastest 800m run (2:31.47 seconds).
- The pair put up 3736 points and 3494 points, respectively, to round out their first collegiate heptathlon.
- Rachel Ruderman '21 came away with a new PR in the 800m race, recording a time of 2:24.54. Also competing in the 800m, Jenny Mazzella '21 finished just off her personal best mark of 2:22.42 with a time of 2:22.64, while Grace Hasse '21, Katie Lingen '22 and Molly Carleton '19 also had strong showings of their own.
- Moving to the 1500m, senior Christina Scartelli, fresh off a fast 5k at the Amherst Spring Fling last weekend, kicked it into gear down the homestretch to clock a 4:36.59 mark and place second overall, while Sarah Gayer '21, who was in top form once again, battled back late to post a huge new season best mark with a final time of 4:47.06.
- Crossing the finish line in the 5000m run in an impressive 18:33.60, sophomore Olivia Polischeck nearly eclipsed a personal best.