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

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

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Powered by a sweep of the jumping events, the Williams College women's outdoor track & field team defended its NESCAC Championship in convincing fashion on Saturday afternoon at Magee-Samuelson Track on the campus of Bowdoin College.


The Ephs finished with 239.83 points, easily out-distancing second-place Bates (107) and third-place Middlebury (96.66). Colby (69) took fourth place in a tightly-contest finish with fifth-place Bowdoin (68) and sixth-place Tufts (65). Trinity (44), Conn. College (37), Amherst (31), Wesleyan (30.5) and Hamilton (29) rounded out the field.

Meet Highlights

  • Williams swept the jumping events, getting a pair of wins from Candice Dyce in the long jump (5.48m - a new facility record) and triple jump (11.82m). The Ephs then took wins in the high jump from Helene Hall (1.73m) and pole vault from Katie Loftus (3.55m)
  • Other Williams winners included Kayley McGonagle in the 400m hurdles (1:03.05), Kennedy Green in the 100m (12.23), Megan Powell in the 400m (56.64), Anna Harleen in the 1500m (4:31.09) and Emma Zehner in the 5000m (17:25.70).
  • Williams took wins in both the 4x400 (3:54.20) and 4x800 relay races (9:21.85) to close out the day.
  • Second-place Bates had a trio of individual winners, led by Allison Hill, who claimed both the 100m hurdles (14.38) and the 200m race (24.82). Ayden Eickhoff won the 800m (2:12.68) while the Bobcats picked up a relay win in the 4x100 (48.30).
  • The throwing events saw four different schools claim victories as Michaela Garrett of Colby won the hammer throw (53.21m), Koko Mensah of Connecticut College took the shot put (13.05m), Devon Player of Middlebury won the javelin (41.92m) and Pamela Zabala of Bowdoin claim the discus throw (40.60m).
  • Tufts' Brittany Bowman won the lengthiest event of the day, taking the 10,000m in 35:37.17, while Middlebury's Catie Skinner captured first in the 3000m steeplechase (11:09.11).

Team Standings
1. Williams - 239.83
2. Bates - 107
3. Middlebury - 97.66
4. Colby - 69
5. Bowdoin - 68
6. Tufts - 65
7. Trinity - 44
8. Connecticut College - 37
9. Amherst - 31
10. Wesleyan - 30.50
11. Hamilton - 29