Women's Track & Field Secures 11 Regional Qualifying Marks at Branwen Smith-King Invite

Women's Track & Field Secures 11 Regional Qualifying Marks at Branwen Smith-King Invite

AMHERST, Mass. – Recording 77 points behind 11 New England Regional qualifying marks, the Amherst College women's track & field team saw impressive performances across the board at the 22-team Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University Saturday.

TRACK EVENTS

  • Three Mammoths clinched DIII New England qualifying marks in the 400m race, with Juanita Jaramillo '22 leading the pack with a time of 1:00.00 to place second overall. Anna Madden '22 was next across the line to take third (1:00.41), while Sophia Friedman '21 finished fifth with a 1:01.25 mark. 
  • Katie Lingen '22, Jordan Bailey-Rhodeman '21 and Ava Tillman '23 crushed the 600m, with all three runners earning a spot in the Regional meet and Lingen posting a new collegiate best (1:38.59).
  • Clocking a time of 2:26.30 to secure 10th, Grace Haase '21 qualified for DIII New Englands in the 800m.
  • Jenny Mazzella '20 and Isabella Landry '23 hit Regional marks in the 1000m, with Mazzella taking gold with a time of 3:06.91 and Landry placing fourth overall with a 3:11.20 mark.
  • A new collegiate best of 5:25.49 was good for 12th in the mile, while Oliva Polischeck also logged a new personal best in the race (5:26.98).
  • Sarah Gayer '21 notched a new PR in the 3000m finals to place second, while Sophia Wolmer '23 took third. Both times are DIII NE's qualifying marks.

FIELD EVENTS

  • Senior Caroline Ferguson-Dryden registered new new collegiate bests, hitting a distance of 10.25m in the shot put and 13.38m in the weight throw.

The Mammoths return to action next Saturday, Feb. 8 when they head back to the Gantcher Center at Tufts for the Cupid Challenge.