SPRINGFIELD, MA—In the final meet before team championships begin, a group of Ephs traveled to Springfield College to compete at their Triangle Classic. This classic was not team scored, so it was a good meet to focus on individual execution and getting final qualifying times, heights, and distances. While the group was small, they performed well, receiving huge marks.
Beginning in the 1000 meter race, Lilly Wells '22 and Leah Rosenfeld '20 both had solid times. Wells, finishing in 6th place, got a new best time of 3:13. Close behind her, Rosenfeld had a season best with 3:14, finishing in 7th place. In the mile, Audrey Rustad '20 led the pack finishing the race in 5:05. Teammate Erica Barrett '21 finished the race with a 4 second personal best in 5:23. This time placed her in 4th. In the longest race of the day the 5,000 Lindsay Klickstein '19 had a great performance. She won the race, crossing the finish line in 18:49 which also happened to be a new best for Klickstein.
The sprints squad did not send many athletes to today's meet to conserve their energy for next weekend, but despite being the only Eph in the 400 meter race, Liz Girvan '22 did well. She finished in 4th place with an official time of 62 seconds. The 4x400 meter relay team, made up of Davis Collison '21, Summer-Solstice Thomas '20, Ella Dunn '21, and Megan Powell '20, impressed once again, winning the event by a decent amount. They finished in 3:58.07, which puts Williams in first place for Division III New Englands.
The pole vaulters were the only members of the jump squad to compete at today's classic. However, they had some huge marks. Winning the meet, Kelsie Hao '21 had an amazing day. She jumped a new personal best of 3.82 meters, which currently places her 5th nationally. Teammate Maggie Murphy '19 also jumped well, finishing in 7th place with a jump of 3.50 meters.
In the throwing circle, Mazie Alexander '21 finished with a personal best in the shot put. Her best throw of 10.02 meters was the first time she has broken 10 meters in the event, and this put her in 12th place.
The women look forward to tapering and recovering this week in preparation for the long anticipated DIII New England Championships. The Ephs hope to win their second consecutive DIII NE title next weekend. The meet will be held at Bowdoin College in Maine and will being Friday, February 22nd at 2PM. It will continue Saturday, February 23rd at 11AM.