MIDDLEBURY, VT—Following the impressive day the pentathletes had yesterday, the Ephs performed well on day 2 of the Middlebury Invitational. The Ephs finished in second place, of six teams, falling to Middlebury. Middlebury finished with 165 points, Williams had 150, and St. Lawrence came in third with 115.5 points.
The distance squad set the team off to a strong start. In the mile, Abby Scott '22 started the team off quick with a finish of 5:19, a time good enough for 4th place. In her first collegiate meet, after coming back from an injury, Lilly Wells '22 also had a great race. She finished in 12th place with a 5:45 mile. In the 3000 meter race, the Ephs had quite a few women that were running longer than their usual schedule. Jaylan Fraser-Mines '21 led the pack, finishing the race in 10:44 and in 5th place. In her first track meet of the collegiate career, Lindsay Klickstein '19 finished in 6th place with 10:58.
In the sprinting events, the Ephs had 5 of the 9 places in the 60 meters finals. Kiara Tan '22 won the event, clocking in a time of 7.84 seconds. Kennedy Green '19 finished right behind her teammate with a solid time of 7.94. Ally Isley '20, Deja Cunningham '22, and Davis Collison '21 came in 4th, 6th, and 7th, respectively, with times of 8.01, 8.13, and 8.16. Collison's success carried over into the 200 meter race where she came in 2nd place with a time of 26.57 seconds. Also contributing to the team's score was Liza Jacoby '22 who came in 5th place in 28.2 seconds. Liz Girvan '22 followed closely behind Jacoby, finishing in 28.54 seconds and coming in 6th place. In the 400 meter dash, Ella Dunn '21 performed well, finishing with an open 400 meter PR. She ran the race in 59.59 seconds and finished in 2nd place.
The jump squad also showed their talents today. Although small, the three women who competed in both horizontal and vertical jumps impressed. In the midst of competing in pole vault, Kelsie Hao '21 ran over to the long jump pit to take just one jump. In the jump, she marked a distance of 5.22 meters winning the meet. Despite being ill, Maria Chapman '22 finished in third place with a jump of 4.79 meters. Hao also impressed in the pole vault, breaking the meet record. She won the meet with a giant height of 3.60 meters. Maggie Murphy '19 also had a solid jump of 3.50 meters, coming in second place.
The Ephs are continuing to train hard in anticipation of DIII New Englands, less than a month away. The women will travel next to Boston to compete at Tufts University on Saturday, February 2nd. The meet begins at 10AM.