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Women’s Track & Field Compiles Four Top-Four Finishes at 2018 NESCAC Championship

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

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women's track & field team posted 12 top-nine finishes at the 2018 NESCAC Championship at Jesse Miller Field on Saturday, as the Cardinals finished ninth overall out of 11 teams with 39 points in Hartford, Conn.

Williams (200 points) won the conference championship by a convincing margin of 84.5 points, as Tufts (115.50) and Middlebury (96.50) finished in the second and third slots, respectively.

Sophomore Sara Pinsonault set the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the second time this season, as she placed fourth overall in the event with a time of 11:18.51. Freshman Becky Lopez-Anido also tallied a school record of 2:14.32 in the 800m, which was good for a fifth-place finish.

Junior Jenny Aguiar was the complete package in the 400m for the Cardinals, as she finished the race in fourth overall out of 26 competitors with a time of 58.07.

Wesleyan collected another pair of fourth-place finishes at the highly-competitive meet, headlined by sophomore Tara Peng placing fourth in the pole vault (3.25m), while Aguiar, junior Alex Dibrindisi, Lopez-Anido and senior Ananya Subrahmanian compiled a fourth-place effort in the 4x400m relay, clocking a time of 3:55.51.

Subrahmanian also showcased her immense skill set during the 400m, finishing two slots behind Aguiar with a sixth-place nod (58.48). Junior Julia Mitchell starred during the 5,000m, grabbing the sixth slot with a time of 17:57.17, while freshman Emma Trapani was the ninth runner to cross the finish line during the 10,000m (39:09.00).

During the high jump, the Cardinals were led by junior Katie Maehl (1.54) and freshman Isobel Wright (1.49), as the women finished fifth and seventh overall, respectively. Senior Caroline Diemer, who hails from San Jose, Calif., was the seventh-place performer in the hammer throw with a mark of 38.07, and Maehl earned eighth-place recognition in the javelin with a throw of 33.83.

Next on the agenda for the Cardinals is the New England Division III Championship at MIT on Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5, in Cambridge, Mass.