WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Finishing 22nd overall at the 34-team New England Division III Outdoor Championship, the Amherst College women's track & field team combined to set a two new program records in an impressive day on the track.
The Mammoths return to action on Friday-Saturday, May 10-11 when they compete in the NEICAAA Outdoor Championships hosted by Southern Connecticut State University.
- First-year Annelise Romero took on the heptathlon for the second time this season and improved all seven marks, including a 30.51m Javelin throw, a 2:30.46 mark in the 800m run and a 9.08m toss in shot put. Romero finished 286 points ahead of her early season multi performance to claim 10th overall with 3780 total points.
- The first of tw0 school records occurred on Friday as Ella Rossa '21 ran a 14.86 mark in the 100H prelims to solidify a spot in the finals on the following day. Rossa then came out and finished fourth in the final only to better her own school record with a time of 14.83 seconds.
- Moving up to the 1500m, Sarah Gayer '21 took five seconds off her season best in a very impressive final push to the line to finish in 4:42.49.
- The last and most impressive of the three new school records set between the men's and women's programs came at the end of the meet as the 4x400m quartet relay toed the line. Anna Madden '22 started the show off with a strong first leg of the race, setting the tone for the field of student-athletes. She handed off to Juanita Jaramillo '22 who is known for her patient race strategy. As the runners cut in off the first turn, Jaramillo tucked in behind the leaders, waiting for them to falter. Coming off the last turn she poured on the pace giving the baton to fellow teammate, Sophia Friedman '21, who sprinted off the corner holding a competitor at bay. The pace increased down the back stretch as they rounded the final turn. Friedman, still holding off the runner finished strong down the last 50m as she handed off to senior Rubii Tamen. The long stride of Tamen carried her through 200m at a blistering pace as she reeled in the leaders. Never weakening and hold her form, Tamen stopped the clock at 3:53.62 to shatter the old Amherst program record by nearly two seconds.