Women's Track and Field Competes at UMass-Amherst Minuteman Invitational
Issue   |   Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:22
Amherst Athletics
The women's track and field team has impressed so far, and hopes to improve as the season progresses.

The Amherst College women’s track and field team placed sixth overall at the eight-team UMass-Amherst Minuteman Invitational last Saturday afternoon.

Senior Victoria Hensley led Amherst on the day, sprinting to a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter run with a time of 59.22.

In the mid-distance events, Leonie Rauls ’18 ran the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:54.31 to finish in eleventh place.

In the 5,000-meter run, Nicky Roberts ’18 and Betsy Black ’16 claimed first and second place finishes respectively with Roberts finishing in 18:12.29 and Black finishing in 18:22.37. Senior Lexi Sinclair claimed second in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 39:00.61.

The purple and white also showed success in relay events with the team of Rauls, Julia Asin ’19, Keelin Moehl ’16 and Hensley placing fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:02.97.

Moving from the track to the field events, Becki Golia ’18 jumped to a seventh-place mark in the high jump (1.56 m). First-year Emily Flaherty placed seventh in the triple jump for the purple and white with a jump of 10.32 m.

“Overall it was a good day,” Golia said. “Several people had really great finishes and achieved college personal records.”

Next, Amherst will travel to Tufts on Saturday, April 23 to compete at the Tufts Sunshine Invitational.