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Women’s Track & Field Compiles 14 Top-Three Finishes at Indoor Little Three Championship

Photo by Geoff Bolte, Clarus Studios
Photo by Geoff Bolte, Clarus Studios

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women's track & field team compiled five first-place finishes and freshman Ivie Uzamere posted a school-best mark in the weight throw during the Indoor Little Three Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Bacon Field House in Middletown, Conn.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Williams took home first-place honors with 152 team points, while Amherst and Wesleyan finished in second and third, respectively, with scores of 104 and 99.
  • Uzamere finished first overall in the weight throw with a mark of 16.37 meters, breaking Caitlin Snow's previous school record (52 feet, 6 inches), which occurred back in 2002. Uzamere also earned first-place recognition in the shot put, as the White Plains, N.Y. native posted a mark of 11.68.
  • Wesleyan also claimed the No. 2 and 3 places in the weight throw, as senior Caroline Diemer posted a park of 13.42 and freshman Camille Balicki tallied a mark of 11.52. Diemer (10.82) and Balicki (10.67) also earned the second and third slots, respectively, during the shot put.
  • The Cardinals other three first-place nods came from freshman Julia Cella (400m, 1:00.34), junior Jenny Aguiar (600m, 1:38.49) and junior Julia Mitchell (3,000m, 10:44.35).
  • The Cardinals were well represented in the 200m, thanks to strong performances from junior Alex Dibrindisi and senior Ananya Subrahmanian, as the two women finished in the No. 3 and 4 places, respectively, with times of 27.77 and 28.13.
  • Freshman Becky Lopez-Anido earned third-place acknowledgement in the 1-mile run, clocking a time of 5:18.21, while sophomore Tara Peng tallied a third-place performance during the pole vault (2.90).
  • Senior Colleen O'Neill was also strong in the pole vault, finishing in the No. 4 slot with a mark of 2.75, while sophomore Sydney Forrest recorded a pair of fifth-place finishes in two individual events, occurring in the pole vault (2.75) and the triple jump (9.98).
  • Senior Tess Holland clocked a time of 1:03.76 in the 400m, which was good for fourth overall, and senior Sylwia Lipior (3:16.01) and sophomore Sara Pinsonault (11:00.84) finished fifth overall in the 1,000m and 3,000m, respectively.
  • During the 4x400m relay, Aguiar, Cella, Dibrindisi, Holland and Subrahmanian worked as a cohesive unit to earn runner-up honors with a time of 4:08.33.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will be back in action at the Smith Invite on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.