Women's Track & Field Concludes Wheaton Invitational

Women's Track & Field Concludes Wheaton Invitational

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Beard Field House) 

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton's Lizzy Akindolie had a standout performance for the Lyons, winning both the long jump and the triple jump. In the long jump, Akindolie set a new personal best jump of 5.29m (17'4.25") which also earned her a New England DIII Qualifying mark. Akindole won the triple jump with a distance of 11.09m (36'4.75").
  • Raevyn Fontaine finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.08, which ranks her eighth in all of NCAA DIII.
  • Ellen Shaw also competed in the 60m hurdles, finishing with a personal best time (9.36) in the prelims before finishing the finals in fourth place.
  • In the 60m the Lyons had three women advance to the finals after running personal bests during the preliminaries. Briana Gausland led the way, ending the finals in third place, after setting a new personal best time of 7.99 during the prelims. First-year Chellsie Pearson set a PR time of 8.13, while Sara Spear set a best time of 8.24.
  • Spear also competed in the 200m, finishing in eighth place, while senior Abby Epplett finished the race in second place (27.02).
  • Epplett teamed up with Shaw, Fontaine and Gausland for the 4x400m relay team, finishing in fourth place.
  • Mia Hartl earned a NE Qualifying time in the 800m finishing in 2:27.13, which was also good enough for fourth place. Abby LeBlanc was right behind, finishing in fifth place (2:27.68).
  • In the mile run, Gina Pardi finished in fifth (5:24.69), while senior Maddie Brucker finished sixth (5:27.97).
  • Caren McCarthy and Lauren Davidson finished the high jump tied for fourth place with a height of 1.42m (4'7.75"). 

UP NEXT: Wheaton will return to action on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Open New England Championship.