Women’s Track Gets Four First-Place Showings at Trinity Invite
Issue   |   Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:09

The Amherst women’s track and field team traveled to Trinity on Saturday, April 22 to compete in the Trinity College Invitational. Marking the final regular season meet before the postseason, the Mammoths had several first place finishes amongst strong competition.

In the 100-meter dash, Anna Buford ’20 and Katherine Hom ’19 finished back-to-back in 14th and 15th with times of 13.63 seconds and 14.11 seconds, respectively.

In the 200-meter dash, sophomore Rubii Tamen finished 10th with a time of 27.37 seconds.

Tamen continued her impressive showing in the 400-meter race, clinching one of the Mammoths’ first-place finishes of the day with a time of 59.44 seconds. Hom also secured a top-ten finish in the 400 meters, claiming seventh in 1:05.04.

Leonie Rauls ’18 took first in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:18.87. The Mammoths claimed two other top-ten finishes in the race. Junior Kaeli Mathias earned sixth, and first-year Sylvia Frank earned seventh with times of 2:24.11 and 2:25.04, respectively.

In the 1,500-meter run, Lela Walter ’19 placed fourth overall in the 39-woman race, notching a time of 4:56.95. Senior Sophie Currin crossed the line in 10th with a time of 5:04.80.

Veronica Rocco ’19 continued Amherst’s string of top-10 finishes by placing ninth in the 5,000-meter run, registering a time of 20:01.50.

Amherst’s sole runner in the 400-meter hurdles, Danielle Griffin ’18, finished in 1:10.14 to claim fifth place.

The Mammoths dominated in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Kristin Ratliff ’20 won with a time of 11:30.78, while Savanna Gornisiewicz ’17 claimed second place in 11:33.07, 30 seconds ahead of the third-place runner. Cat Lowden ’17 also placed sixth with a time of 12.09.62.

The 4x100 relay of Ferguson-Dryden, Buford, Tamen and Kiana Herold ’17 placed third with a time of 52.29.

In the field events, Herold continued her dominance in the high jump, finishing first out of fifteen competitors with a jump of 1.62 meters.

In the triple jump, sophomores Emily Flaherty and Yrenly Yuan finished fifth and ninth overall, respectively, with leaps of 9.80 meters and 8.98 meters.

Rounding out the field events, Ferguson-Dryden placed eighth in the javelin throw with a throw of 31.48 meters, surpassing her seeding mark of 30.06 meters.

The Mammoths will return to action on Saturday, April 29 when they begin the postseason with NESCAC Championships at Bowdoin College, a meet scheduled to start at 9 a.m.