BOSTON, MA—Today, the Ephs competed at two separate venues and invitationals. A small group of women competed at day 2 of the BU Valentine Invitational, while a slightly larger group competed at the Gordon Kelly Invitational hosted by MIT. At both meets, the women performed well, finishing with many personal bests and championship qualifying performances.
At the BU Valentine Invitational, the distance medley relay team had an exceptional race. The relay, comprised of Davis Collison '21, Brianna Bourne '21, Abby Scott '22, and Anna Passannante '20, posted an incredible time. They finished the relay (1200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, then 1600 meters) in 11:50. This time places them second in the nation, just behind competitors MIT who posted a national best at the same meet.
Just across town at MIT's indoor track, the Ephs had impressive performances. In the 60 meter dash, Kiara Tan '22 won the meet, finishing the race in 7.88 seconds. Close behind her, Kennedy Green '19 crossed the line in 7.92 seconds to win her second place. Ally Isley '20 came in 5th place, running 8.07 seconds. In the middle distance events, Lilly Wells performed '22 well as the only member representing the longer races. In the 800 meters, she placed in 5th, running a personal best of 2:30.
Excited to get some reps in on a bouncier track, the jump squad represented well. In the high jump, Emma Egan '20 won the event jumping 1.70 meters. In the long jump, Tan held her own as the only Williams jumper, placing in 6th with a solid jump of 5.12 meters. In triple jump, Cailin Stollar '21 jumped well and consistently, finishing with a best of 10.83 meters. This got her second place. Not far behind, Kene Odenigbo '19 had nice jumps. She finished in third place with a distance of 10.76 meters.
In the throwing circle, Mazie Alexander '21 had a great day. In the shot put, she threw a PR of 9.70 meters and finished in 14th place. Alexander also had a huge PR in the weight throw. Placing 2nd overall, she threw a distance of 14.75 meters, almost an entire meter further than her previous PR. On the two invitationals, head coach Nate Hoey stated, "This was a busy and fun weekend. It was a great opportunity to compete in what can be a hectic environment, which is an important skill come championship time. We are looking forward to a week of training ahead."
The Ephs will return back to practice in hopes of honing their technique and getting even more prepared for the upcoming championship season. They will compete next at the Springfield Triangle Classic on Saturday, February 16th. The meet begins at 11AM.