NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomore Sara Pinsonault of the Wesleyan University women's track & field team finished first overall with a school-record time of 11:19.06 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Silfen Invitational, hosted by Connecticut College on Friday and Saturday.
The Cardinals placed 11th overall out of 19 with 32 team points, as Stonehill took home first-place honors with a score of 189, and Tufts finished in a runner-up position with a mark of 89.50.
Junior Jenny Aguiar ran an impressive race in the 400m, finishing in a time of 59.75, which was good for fourth overall, while the Port Washington, N.Y. native also grabbed a ninth-place finish in the 800m (2:19.45). Freshman Becky Lopez-Anido was Wesleyan's top-finisher in the 800m, clocking a time of 2:18.11, which was good for fifth overall.
The Cardinals finished in sixth overall during the 4x400m relay behind the efforts of junior Alex Dibrindisi, Aguiar, senior Tess Holland and freshman Carolina Mahedy, as the women compiled a time of 4:14.15.
During the pole vault event, sophomores Tara Peng (3.10m, sixth overall) and Sydney Forrest (2.95, ninth overall) represented the Cardinals with strong efforts, while Dibrindisi earned a ninth-place finish in the long jump (4.71). Forrest, who grew up in Orlando, Fla., additionally claimed a ninth-place performance in the triple jump (10.16).
The Cardinals will compete at the Elmer Swanson Invitational on Saturday, April 21, starting at 10 a.m. in Middletown, Conn.