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Women’s Track & Field Finishes Second out of 16 Teams at Branwen Smith-King Invitational

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

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Wesleyan University women's track & field team registered 19 top-10 finishes on Saturday, as the Cardinals placed second out of 16 teams at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational in Medford, Mass.       


  • Stonehill finished in first place with a team score of 173.33, while Wesleyan (90) and MIT (79) placed second and third overall, respectively.
  • The Cardinals compiled a trio of first-place finishes, with freshman Becky Lopez-Anido earning the honor in the 600-meter run (1:38.18). Freshman Ivie Uzamere took home first-place honors in the shot put with a mark of 12.89, and then followed up with a second-place nod in the weight throw (15.71).
  • Wesleyan's success did not solely occur in individual events, but it traveled to relays, as junior Alex Dibrindisi, senior Tess Holland, freshman Isis Gaddy and freshman Anne Peartree earned first-place recognition during the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:50.02.
  • During the 400m, freshman Julia Cella (1:01.48) and junior Allegra Fils-Aime (1:02.53) finished in the No. 4 and 5 places, respectively, and then senior Ananya Subrahmanian (1:42.74) and senior Sylwia Lipior placed third and fourth overall, respectively, during the 600m.
  • Junior Julia Mitchell represented the Cardinals well during 1-mile run, clocking a time of 5:12.23, which was good for fourth overall.
  • Wesleyan also recorded an impressive performance during the 4x400 relay, as Fils-Aime, Lopez-Anido, Peartree and Lipior posted a time of 4:15.10, which put the unit in the third slot.
  • Gaddy, who hails from Mount Vernon, N.Y., also showcased her immense talent on the individual side, earning a fifth-place finish in the 200m (27.15) and a sixth-place performance during the 60m (8.23).
  • Sophomore Sydney Forrest, who grew up in Orlando, Fla., was excellent during the triple jump, placing fifth overall with a mark of 9.98.
  • Dibrindisi grabbed two ninth-place finishes, occurring in the long jump (4.96) and the 200m (27.51), while senior Caroline Diemer was the sixth and 10th-place performer, respectively, during the weight throw (13.65) and shot put (10.78).


  • The Cardinals will compete at the Open New England Championship on Friday at noon in Boston, Mass.