Individual Performances Highlight Amherst Showing at UMass Invitational
Issue   |   Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:41
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Julia Asin ’19 is one of Amherst’s top competitors in the 400-meter event.

The Mammoths had an impressive showing this weekend, at the local University of Massachusetts Amherst Invitational.
Coming off of their strong individual performances at the Amherst Spring Fling Invitational tournament last Saturday, April 8, the Amherst squad looked to continue their success and qualify individually for the New England Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championship tournaments.

Kiana Herold ’17 posted the highest Amherst finish of the day, logging a second place finish in the 13-woman event with a height of 1.66 meters.

Following in the footsteps of her nationally ranked teammate, first-year Kaitlyn Siegel clinched a fifth-place finish in the high jump with a jump of 1.56 meters.

Rounding out the field events was sophomore Emily Flaherty. The triple jumper posted a distance of 10.50 meters to place fifth in the contest.

In the track events, first-year Anna Buford led Amherst in the 100-meter dash, placing 18th overall with a mark of 13.16. In the 200-meter race, sophomore Rubii Tamen clinched a 19th- place finish with a time of 26.62. The two-sport soccer forward also took 10th in the 400-meter run, notching a time of 1:00.84.

In the mid-distance events, Leonie Rauls ’18 finished ninth overall in the 800-meter event (2:19.46), while Christina Scartelli ’19 took 20th with a time of 2:26.64.

Finishing off with the long-distance events, sophomore Lela Walter and senior Cat Lowdon finished back-to-back in the 1,500-meter run. The women secured 14th and 15th places in the competition, with times of 4:59.28 and 5:00.36, respectively.

The Mammoths will return to action on Saturday, April 22, when they travel to Hartford, CT to compete in the Trinity Invitational hosted by the Bantams.