Women’s Track Impresses on Home Field at Spring Fling
Issue   |   Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:07
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Junior Danielle Griffin was one of Amherst’s standouts at the meet, finishing third overall in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:10.82.

The women’s track and field team hosted the Amherst College Spring Fling on Saturday April 8 and finished fourth with a total of 53.50 points. Worchester Polytechnic Institutue won the meet with a score of 97.50, while Trinity followed in second with a score of 60 points. Wheaton College scored 54.50 points to finish third.

On the track, Rubii Tamen ’19 and Anna Buford ’20 each posted impressive showings in the 100-meter race, running 13.00 and 13.56 seconds to clinch the fourth and ninth spots, respectively.

They both also ran well in the 200-meter event, with Tamen finishing in 26.88 seconds and Buford 27.19 seconds to place fifth and 11th, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the longer 400-meter dash, the Mammoths secured a seventh-place finish with Julia Asin ’19 running a time of 1:04.69. Amherst also posted strong showings in the 800 meters. Leonie Rauls ’18 finished third (2:20.37), and Kaeli Matthias ’18 claimed ninth (2:27.38). Savanna Gornisiewicz ’17 placed fifth in the 1,500-meter, running a 4:49.18, which beat her 4:53.85 seed time.

Amherst logged particularly impressive results in the 5,000 meters as Katherine Treanor ’20 took home the gold in a time of 17:35.91, and Tess Frenzel ’17 came in second with a time of 18:29.10. Danielle Griffin ’18 then placed third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:10.82.

In the high jump, Kaitlyn Siegel ’20 leaped 1.58 meters to claim second, and Kiana Herold ’17 clinched fourth place with a height of 1.53 meters.

Additionally, the Mammoths had two top-three finishes in the triple jump, with Abbey Asare-Bediako ’18 jumping 11.78 meters to finish first, and Emily Flaherty ’19 jumping 10.10 meters for a third-place finish.

The team’s next competition will be Saturday, April 25 at the UMass Amherst Invitational, which is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.