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Women’s Track & Field Places Second out of Six Teams at Smith Pioneer Invitational

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

NORTHHAMPTON, Mass. – The Wesleyan University women's track & field team totaled 15 top-five finishes and freshman Ivie Uzamere recorded a school-best mark of 17.17 meters in the weight throw, as the Cardinals finished second overall out of six teams with a team score of 106 at the Smith Pioneer Invitational on Saturday in Northhampton, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Uzamere recorded a tremendous outing for Wesleyan, as she grabbed first-place honors in the weight throw and during the shot put (12.76). Wesleyan also grabbed first-place acknowledgement during the 4x400m relay, clocking a time of 4:14.22.
  • Senior Caroline Diemer also starred in the weight throw (13.21) and the shot put (10.45), finishing second and fourth overall, respectively, in the events, while freshman Camille Balicki finished in the No. 5 slot during the shot put event with a mark of 10.20.
  • During the triple jump, sophomore Sydney Forrest showcased her skill set, posting a mark of 10.36, which was good enough for second overall. Forrest, who hails from Orlando, Fla., was also a big factor in the pole vault (2.95), taking home a third-place nod.
  • Freshman Isis Gaddy recorded a pair of top-five finishes in individual events, earning a fourth-place finish in the preliminaries of the 60m with a time of 8.19, and checking in at the fifth slot in finals of the event with a mark of 8.21.
  • Junior Jenny Aguiar registered a fourth-place performance in the final of the 60m, finishing the race in a time of 8.19. Senior Tess Holland ran a strong race in the 400m, clocking a time of 1:04.38.
  • Junior Alex Dibrindisi tallied a time of 27.18 during the 200m, as she was Wesleyan's top-finisher in the event and finished fourth overall.
  • Sophomore Tara Peng played a crucial role for the Cardinals with a fourth-place effort in the pole vault (2.80) and a fifth-place performance in the high jump (1.53).

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Wheaton College Invitational, starting at 5 p.m.