Mammoths Take Second Place at Season Opening Little Three Championships

Mammoths Take Second Place at Season Opening Little Three Championships

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Clinching second place overall, the Amherst College women's track & field team registered first place finishes in the 60-meter hurdle, 400 meter run and triple jump to amass 116 points at the season opening Little Three Championships hosted by Wesleyan University.

The Mammoths return to action on Saturday, Jan. 18 when they travel to nearby Smith College for the Pioneer Invitational beginning at 10:00AM.


  • LOCATION: Bacon Field House, Wesleyan University
  • RESULTS: Williams (165 points), Amherst (116 points), Wesleyan (75 points)


  • First-years Naa Amerley Lokko and Karis Lee led the Mammoths in the 60-meter sprint, with Lokko taking fourth overall with a 8.21 seconds mark and Lee finishing a tenth of a second behind (8.22) to earn fifth.
  • In the 200-meter sprint, Sam Tichelaar '22 claimed the silver with a time of 27.24 seconds, while Lokko was the next Mammoth across the line - taking fourth (27.28).
  • Registering the top mark in the 400m sprint, Juanita Jaramillo '22 crossed the line in 1:00.20, while Sophia Friedman '21's 1:01.41 mark was good for third overall.
  • Katie Lingen had Amherst's best time in the 600-meter run, securing bronze (1:40.71).
  • Clocking a time of 2:26.59 in the 800m run, Jenny Mazzella '20 added five points to the scoresheet with a second place finish, while Sophia Wolmer '23 finished second overall in the 1000m (3:04.67).
  • Finishing back-to-back in the mile run, Sarah Gayer '21 and Kristin Ratliff '20 each notched sub-5:30 times with Gayer taking third place (5:16.65) and Ratliff placing fourth (5:27.8).
  • Add another first place finish for the Mammoths, junior Ella Rossa opened the season with gold in the 60-meter hurdles (9.16 seconds).
  • Amherst's two relay squads each captured second, with Anna Madden' 22, Margaret Auderset '23, Ava Tillman '23 and Juanita Jaramillo '22 crossing the line in 4:06.99 in the 4x400 and Grace Haase '21, Ratliff, Isabella Landry '23 and Gayer teaming up to post a 10:08.27 mark in teh 4x800 relay.


  • Kaitlyn Siegel '20 was the top Mammoth in the high jump, logging a mark of 1.52m to place fourth overall.
  • A distance of 4.82m landed Ella Rossa '21 sixth place in the long jump, while Annelise Romero '22 claimed first overall in the triple jump (10.88m). 
  • Competing in the shot put, Stephanie Zovich '23 earned fourth with a 9.68m mark, while Caroline Ferguson-Dryden '20 placed fifth in the event (9.54m) before taking third in the weight throw (12.75m).