The women’s indoor track team placed ninth in a field of 41 teams at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Smith. The Jeffs broke two school records and posted numerous personal-best times.

The Jeffs’ had a strong day of relays. The sprinters impressed in the 4x200. Although they placed 11th, Abraelle Shirley ’15, Shyloe Jones ’14, Jade McKnight ’12 and Beth Hall ’14 set a new school record in the event, besting the previous 15-year-old cut by .6 seconds.

The Jeffs had an enormously successful weekend at Boston Univ.’s Valentine Invitational, with 26 of 29 entries resulting in personal records. They faced stiff competition, as they raced against a number of Div. I teams.

Placing 11th overall, senior Ben Scheetz was the top Div. III finisher in the mile. He bested his own personal record by 11 seconds and was just .6 seconds off the school record, running 4:03.95. Pat Grimes ’13 was the next Jeff to finish the mile, placing 44th in the field of 244 with a time of 4:12.57. Andrew Erskine ’13 finished 19th of 73 in the 5k.

The women’s and men’s track teams won their respective invitational meets this Saturday, with numerous members of both teams setting personal records.


The women won 12 events at the Smith’s Tartan Invitational for a convincing win. The Jeffs earned 278 points, followed by Smith with 156, Mt. Holyoke with 126 and Wellesley with 69.

The women’s and men’s indoor track teams competed at the Terrier Invitational and Joe Donahue Invitational meets, respectively, with a number of successful individual performances.


The women competed at Boston Univ.’s Terrier Invitational meet.

Sophomore Naomi Bates broke the College’s record in the 200-meter dash. Her time of 25.71 was more than half a second faster than the previous 21-year-old record, set in 1991 by Tarsha Echols ’94. Bates also holds the school record in the 100-meter dash, a mark she set last year.

The track and field teams had a very strong showing at the Smith Winter Invitational, a non-team-scoring meet, combining for eight individual wins.

Highlight: Sophomore Naomi Bates placed first in three events. She won the 60-meter dash in eight seconds flat and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.80. She placed first in the long jump, jumping 5.35 meters.


The women’s team was dominant in Saturday’s meet. The performance of the day came from Naomi Bates ’14, who won the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the long jump.


This season marks head coach Erik Nedeau’s 15th year at the helm of the program, and this year will be the first time he is exclusively the head of the men’s team.

The Jeffs placed sixth at the NCAA championships last year with 18 points, which are both program bests. The men also had a strong showing at the ECAC championships, placing fourth of 53 teams.