Williams Wins Third Straight NESCAC Women's Track & Field Championships

Williams Wins Third Straight NESCAC Women's Track & Field Championships

Courtesy of Amherst Sports Information


AMHERST, Mass. – The Williams College women’s track & field team won its third consecutive NESCAC title when it recorded 165 points Saturday on Pratt Field at Amherst College.

Alexis Harrison of Tufts had a solid performance on the day winning the 100-meter dash with a new NESCAC meet record of 11.88 seconds, breaking her own 12.04 record of last season. She was also crowned the 200-meter dash champion with a mark of 25.40, in addition to taking first in the long jump with a winning leap of 5.64m. Harrison was also part of the 4x100 meter relay tandem consisting of Rita Donohoe, Marilyn Allen, and Mary Ellen Caruso that set a new NESCAC meet record of 47.92.

The Jumbos got additional support from Marilyn Allen sprinting to a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.48.

Williams’ Anna Harleen led the pack in the 1,500-meter run finishing in 4:29.73 for a first-place finish. Helene Hall jumped to a first-place finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.68m.

Middlebury had a stellar performance by Lucy Lang, who set the new NESCAC meet record in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:11.12. Abigail Nadler raced to a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run for the with a mark of 17:13.57, while Adrian Walsh ran to a first place time of 36:18.22 in the 10,000-meter jaunt.

The Panthers also took home first in the 4X400 relay with a combined effort from Kate McCluskey, Alexandra Morris, Isabella Alfaro, and Paige Fernandez who clocked a time of 3:58.63.

In the field events for Middlebury, Carly Andersen earned first place in the javelin throw with a mark of 44.23m, and Kraeger Taber added a first-place finish in the pole vault after clearing a height of 3.50m.

Colby had four first-place showings on the day, one from Emily Doyle in the 400-meter run (56.30), while Alanna McDonough won her third straight 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:32.16. Kim Donaldson threw for a mark of 13.51m in the shot put while Michaela Garrett claimed first in the hammer throw with a mark of 48.35m.

Bowdoin’s Pamela Zabala won the discus with a throw of 41.58m. The Polar Bears also produced a first-place finish in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:11.94 as the tandem of Allyson Fulton, Meghan Bellerose, Demi Feder, and Sarah Kelley powered to the top finish. 

Bates also had a first-place result on the day as the Bobcats’ Allison Hill won the 400-meter hurdles with a mark of 1:02.85, while Sally Ceesay won the triple jump with a mark of 11.87m. 

Team Standings
1.Williams - 165
2. Middlebury - 140
3. Tufts - 123
4. Bates - 106
5. Colby - 89
6. Bowdoin - 56
7. Wesleyan - 42
8. Connecticut College - 35
9. Trinity - 33
10. Amherst - 19
11. Hamilton - 9

Photo Courtesy Geoffrey Bolte, Clarus Studios, Inc.