Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Starts Season Strong at Tufts Meet
Issue   |   Tue, 04/04/2017 - 23:28
Clarus Studios
Junior Leonie Rauls was part of a strong Amherst showing in the 1,500-meter run, finishing 13th herself, while three others finished in the top-20.

The Amherst women’s outdoor track and field team kicked off its season this past weekend by competing at the Tufts Snowflake Classic in Medford, MA. A strong showing by many underclassmen led the Mammoths to a 14th-place finish out of a talented 22-team pool.

Amherst performed well in the sprint and mid-distance events. Anna Buford ’20 clocked in a time of 13.56 seconds to claim 16th in the 100-meter dash.

Buford continued to show well in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 15th-place with a time of 27.74. Fellow first-year Jenny Mazzella claimed a 14th-place finish in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 1:06.90.

In the middle-distance events, Christina Scartelli ’19 and Kaeli Mathias ’18 finished back-to-back in the 800-meter race, claiming 23rd and 24th place with times of 2:29.54 and 2:30.07, respectively.

The Mammoths had several impressive showings in the 1,500-meter run with four runners within the top 20. First-year Katherine Treanor, continuing her dominance from both the indoor track and cross-country seasons, finished fifth with a time of 4:52.21. Senior Savanna Gornisiewicz finished just behind Treanor in sixth, clocking in with a time of 4:53.85. Leonie Rauls ’18 finished 13th with a time of 4:57.36, while Tess Frenzel ’17 crossed the line just behind Rauls, clinching 19th place in 5:00.34.

Underclassmen continued to impress with several top five finishes. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase Kristin Ratliff ’20 finished with a time of 12:03.82 that placed her fourth. First-year Kaitlyn Siegel impressed in the field events with a fourth-place showing in the high jump, thanks to a leap of 1.58 meters.

In the relay events, Amherst placed 10th in the 4x100 meter relay with Buford, Caroline Ferguson-Dryden ’20, Arianna Mordy ’20 and Katherine Hom ’19 clocking in a time of 53.61.

The Mammoths return to action on Saturday, April 8, when they will host the Amherst Spring Fling at Lehrman Stadium. The meet starts at 11 a.m.

No comments. Be the first?

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.