MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Wesleyan University women's track and field team is ready to compete at the 2017 NESCAC Women's Track & Field Championships this Saturday, April 29 at Magee-Samuelson Track on the campus of Bowdoin College.
Bowdoin will serve as this year's host, and competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the women's shot put, men's hammer throw, women's long jump, women's javelin and the men's 10,000-meter run.
The Cardinals finished seventh in last year's event, and after a strong outdoor season, Head Coach Walter Curry is confident the team will have many strong showing at this year's competition.
Relay teams are going to be key for Wesleyan, as both the 4x400 squad (Jenny Aguiar '19, Alex Dibrindisi '19, Tess Holland '18 and Allegra Fils-Aime '19) and the 4x800 relay (Sylwia Lipior '18, Nikita Rajgopal '17, Isabella Reilly '19 and Claudia Schatz '19) hope to score points. The Cardinals captured third in the 4x400 relay and fifth in 4x100 in last year's championship. Experienced senior distance runners Caroline Elmendorf and Molly Schassberger will lead the way in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs, respectively.
Katie Maehl '19 has performed well in the high jump this season, and after finishing seventh in last year's event, she will look to crack the top-five Saturday. Junior Caroline Diemer expects to lead the team in the shot put, while Casey Rothschild '20 hopes to put together a solid performance in the pole vault.
HEAD COACH WALTER CURRY
"We have some athletes and relay teams that are very talented and have been working hard all season for this opportunity. I'm very confident in their ability, their preparation, and in their belief in themselves and their teammates."
"I know our team will compete as hard as they can, and our women will 'leave it all on the track' when it's all said and done. I'm looking forward to us competing at our best in a great track meet."