AMHERST, MA—Today a small contingent of Ephs traveled to Amherst College to compete at the Amherst Spring Fling. The Ephs competed against familiar schools such as Middlebury, Amherst, and Wesleyan. The women who competed fared well, posting many new personal bests.
At today's meet, the only running events with Ephs competing were the 1500 meter and 800 meter race. In the 800 meters, Lilly Wells '22 competed with grit and determination. She crossed the finish line with a time of 2:27, a new lifetime best and a qualifying mark for the NESCAC championship later in the season. Chelsey Jordan '21 also race in the 800 meters, finishing with a time of 2:39. In the 1500 meter race, Leah Rosenfeld '20 finished in 5th place with a time of 5:00 which qualifies her for NESCACs.
In the pole vault, Heidi Leeds '22 represented the Ephs. She cleared a bar of 2.95 meters, which tied her previous personal record. This height placed her in 3rd and qualified her for NESCACs. Following Leeds in the field events, were the throwers. In the discus, Kenzie Stoker '22 threw a distance of 25.42 meters which put her in 4th place. Teammate Theresa Morley-McLaughlin '21 followed close behind with a distance of 19.69 meters, placing 5th place. In the shot put, Mazie Alexander '21 had a huge day. She had a lifetime best of over 1 meter, having her best throw of 11.16 meters. She placed in 2nd, and qualified for NESCACs. Alexander and Stoker also competed in the hammer throw, where they placed 4th and 5th, respectively. Alexander threw 36.37 meters and Stoker threw 31.37 meters.
The rest of the team will rejoin these women next Saturday, April 13th at the MIT-Williams Dual Meet, hosted by MIT in Cambridge, MA.