Women's Track & Field Impresses at Cupid Challenge, Blue & Orange Invite

Women's Track & Field Impresses at Cupid Challenge, Blue & Orange Invite

MEDFORD, Mass. – Posting another strong weekend, the Amherst College women's track & field team competed at the non-team scoring Cupid Challenge hosted by Tufts University and Blue & Orange Invitational at Utica College Saturday and Sunday.


  • Amerley Lokko '23 and Sam Tichelaar '22 paced the Mammoths in the 60m dash, with Lokko crossing the line 10th overall and Tichelaar posting a collegiate best of 8.18 seconds to place 11th.
  • In the 200m race senior Isabel Park notched a new PR mark of 27.80, while Grace Haase's '21 debut in the 600m saw her clinch a DIII New England qualifying mark (1:42.94) and fifth overall.
  • Stopping the clock at 2:21.15 in the 800m, Jenny Mazzella '20 logged a collegiate best and Regional qualifying time.
  • The 1000m saw both Rachel Ruderman '21 and Maggie Drew '22 solidify their spot at the regional meet, with the duo each logging new collegiate bests to finish inside the top-15.
  • Sophia Wolmer '23 and Sarah Gayer '21 once again met the New England Regional's threshold in the mile, while Eline Laurent recorded a PR in race to take 15th.
  • Making her debut in the 5000m event, Kristin Ratliff '20 ran to a 18:38.22 mark to earn her place at regionals, while Ella Rossa '21 continued to show why she is part of the national conversation in the 60m hurdles as she logged another top time and first place finish in the event.
  • Amherst's 4x200 relay crew of Lokko, Tichelaar, Sophia Friedman '21 and Anna Madden '22 teamed up to claim gold with a 1:46.42 mark.


  • Lauren Lamb 's '21 New England Regional qualifying mark in the triple jump was good for 10th overall, while Ella Rossa '21 set a new personal best in the shot put with a heave of 8.74m.


  • Making the trip to New York to compete in the pentathlon, sophomore Annelise Romero took first overall behind a new collegiate best mark of 2879 points. Landing inside the top-five in four out of the five events, a new PR in the high jump of 1.44m highlighted the day for Romero.

The Mammoths return to action next weekend, Feb. 14-15, when they split the squad to compete at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University and the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT.