Women's Track and Field Competes at Division III New England Champs
Issue   |   Wed, 02/24/2016 - 01:24
Amherst Athletics
Women's track placed 24th in a talented 31-team field last weekend.

The Amherst women’s track and field team put on an impressive performance in the two-day DIII New England Championship at Middlebury this past weekend, finishing 24th out of the talented 31-team pool.

The squad continued to impress in the middle-distance events, with first-year Julia Asin placing 12th overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.69. With marks of 1:38.18 and 1:38.70, Victoria Hensley ’16 and Leonie Rauls ’18 finished back to back in the 600-meter run to finish seventh and eighth, respectively. Rounding out the strong showing was Kaeili Mathias ’18, who claimed 19th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.01.

Heading into the distance events, the purple and white enjoyed several more strong showings, with senior Keelin Moehl finishing 10th overall in the 1,000-meter run with a mark of 3:11.14. Adding a 13th-place finish to the Amherst scorecard, senior Betsy Black crossed the finish line in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:43.64.

In the relays — one of Amherst’s strong suits this season — the quartet of Hensley, Rauls, Moehl and Asin placed seventh in an extremely competitive 4x400 relay pool with a time of 4:07.05.

In the field events, sophomore Becki Golia took eighth in the high jump event with a height of 1.58 meters.

“I thought we were very energetic, yet focused,” Golia said. “With the best athletes in New England competing, the meet was challenging, but I thought we did well.”

Next up, Amherst will travel to Boston University for the NEICAAA Championship on Friday, Feb. 26.