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Women’s Track & Field Competes at Silfen Invitational

Lopez-Anido finished third in the Elite 800m (Frank Poulin).
Lopez-Anido finished third in the Elite 800m (Frank Poulin).

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's track and field team competed at the Silfen Invitational this weekend, highlighted by five top-10 performances.

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan saw three runners place in the top-25 in the elite 800m. Becky Lopez-Anido led the Cardinals, placing third with a time of 2:16.79, while Claudia Schatz was 16th (2:23.65) and Becky Velie came in 22nd (2:24.04).
  • Tara Peng placed seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 2.95m.
  • In the elite 1,500m, Julia Mitchell clocked in at 4:45.31 which was good for 10th place, while Rhoen Fiutak shaved almost eight seconds off her personal-best time with a 17th-place finish (4:48.75).
  • Emma Trapani clipped 43 seconds off her personal best time in the 5,000m, crossing the finish line in 17th with a time of 18:24.61.

SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ivie Uzamere recorded runner-up honors in the hammer, registering a mark of 46.94m. She also competed in the shot, placing 14th with a mark of 10.39m.
  • The Cardinal's 4x400m relay (Mary Brenna Catus, Nora Markey, Madeline Nagler and Abigail Pipkin) raced to a third-place finish, crossing the line in 4:02.48.
  • In the 200m, Allegra Fils-Aime placed ninth overall with a time of 27.28.
  • Sydney Forrest recorded a mark of 9.86m in the triple jump, which was good for 15th place.
  • Morgan Usen came in 19th in the javelin, recording a personal record mark of 24.02m.
  • Caelan Campbell raced to a 27th-place finish in the 100m, clocking in at 13.38.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return home to host the J. Elmer Swanson Classic on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., before heading the Middlebury the following weekend for the NESCAC Championship meet.