Women's Track and Field Defeats MIT 111-91 at Dick Farley Invite

Grace Weatherall '16
Grace Weatherall '16

Full results can be found HERE.

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Williams women's track and field held their first and only home track meet of the year today, competing against one of New England's best Division III teams, MIT, and ultimately winning, 111-91.

It was not only an exciting victory for the team, however, as there were many individual personal records along the way.

Helene Hall '18 jumped a personal record of 1.69m in the high jump, not only giving her the win but also placing her third in the current NCAA rankings. Later in the day, Hall came back to create a new personal record of 10.79 in the triple jump. Chloe Rogers also made it onto the national leader board; she won the triple jump in 11.74m, which ranks her as eighth in Division III. The 4x100 team, with Denver Williams '19, Grace Weatherall '16, Kennedy Green '18, and Kelsey Adamson '18, also placed nationally, with a time of 48.41, qualifying them as second in the meet and 10th in the NCAA.

Kennedy Green '19, Kayley McGonagle '18, Kene Odenigbo '19 and Maggie Murphy '19, also achieved personal bests today. Kennedy finished the 100m in 12.36 and the 200m in 25.68. McGonagle finished her event, the 400m hurdles, in second with a time of 63.58, placing her in seventh in NCAA Division III rankings. Odenigbo '19 jumped a new record of 11.74. Murphy, with a vault of 3.41m, placed third place in the pole vault. Alejandra Moran also achieved yet another personal best of the season, throwing the hammer 41.30m for a fourth place finish.  Although not an overall personal record, Meg Richardson '16 ran the 5K in a season best of 28:13.98.

Denver Williams '19, Grace Weatherall '16, and Anna Harleen '18 also played big roles in the victory today. Williams won both of her events: running the 200m in 25:46 and the 400m in 58:17. Weatherall scored in four individual events, along with the 4x100 relay: the 100m, 100H, 200m, and long jump. Harleen won her event, the 1500m, in a time of 4:35.22, which also ranks her as ninth in the NCAA DIvision III.  Laney Teaford '17 posted another victory for the Ephs with yet another consistent and strong performance in the 800m, running the race in 2:13.73.

The Williams team's depth especially shone during the steeplechase, where Williams runners earned first, second, third, and fourth place finishes.  Emily Sundquist '18 won with a time of 10:43.04, followed by Lacey Serletti '16 (11:05.00), Hannah Cole '17 (11:05.00), and Elowyn Pfeiffer '18 (11:30.00).  

Achieving a victory against MIT today revealed just how strong the developing Williams team is. Head coach Nate Hoey summed up the day succinctly: "Great efforts and execution today across all events. The team competed very well."