Two Personal, Three Season Best Marks Highlight Women's Track & Field at 2019 NESCAC Championships

Two Personal, Three Season Best Marks Highlight Women's Track & Field at 2019 NESCAC Championships

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Senior Christina Scartelli led the way for the Mammoths with an All-NESCAC performance in the 5000-meter run, as the Amherst College women's track & field team tallied 32 points at the 2019 NESCAC Championships hosted by Middlebury College. 

The Mammoths return to action on May 3-4, when they travel to Williams College for the Division III New England Championships. 


  • As the battle against the competition and the weather raged, senior Christina Scartelli and sophomore Sarah Gayer made it a point to give everything they had in both the 1500m and the 5000m. Scartelli took fourth overall in the 1500m, clocking a 4:44.07 mark behind a gritty performance over the last 600m. Running a patient race, Gayer ran the leaders down late in the game to take ninth overall in 4:53.26.
  • In the 5k, Scartelli claimed third, while Gayer placed 11th overall. First-year Eline Laurent also impressed in the 5000m, running a fantastic race to take 13th with a 27 second personal best. The trio posted times of 17:52.53, 18:35.62 and 18:53.91, respectively.
  • Staying with the distance events, 12th-seeded Kristin Ratliff made an outstanding race out of the 3k steeple, running a season best time of 12:15.30 to take sixth overall.
  • Transitioning to the sprinting events, the 400m crew that has stepped up all year had some of the strongest competition of the day. Running a tactical race, first-year Juanita Jaramillo gained on her competition in the last 100m to lead the charge for the Mammoths. Taking ninth overall Jaramillo set the tone for Anna Madden '21 and Sophia Friedman '21 who took 10th and 12th, respectively.
  • Toeing the line in the 4x400m, Jaramillo, Madden, Friedman and Samantha Tichelaar '22 stepped up to the occasion against nationally-ranked teams to place fifth overall.
  • Tichelaar might have had one of the busiest days of anyone at the meet. Competing in the long Jump, 4x100m relay, 200m dash and the 4x400m relay. Excelling across the board, she secured eighth in the long jump, produced a strong first leg on the sprint relay and took ninth overall in the 200m dash. 


  • First-year Annelise Romero threw a season best in the Javelin with a toss of 29.30m moving her into fourth all-time in Amherst history.
  • As the day rolled on, Romero took charge in the triple jump as well, bounding to a personal best of 10.99m (fourth) as one of three Mammoths to score in the event. Senior Emily Flaherty capped off her career with a massive season best of 10.75m (sixth), while sophomore Lauren Lamb leaped to a 10.65m mark (eighth).