Women's Track and Field with Four Event Winners at NEWMAC Championships

Women's Track and Field with Four Event Winners at NEWMAC Championships

LOCATION: Springfield, Mass.

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The women's track and field concluded the NEWMAC Championships with four event winners, finishing third out of nine teams. There were three individual NEWMAC champions, one relay NEWMAC champion, and five second-team individuals. 
  • Senior Raevyn Fontaine earned NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year honors while first-year Ellen Shaw was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year.
  • In the 200 meter dash, sophomore Briana Gausland and Fontaine finished 1-2, with Gausland finishing with a personal best time of 25.26, and Fontaine with a time of 25.33.
  • Fontaine was crowned NEWMAC Champion in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 14.31. This time currently ranks second on the NCAA DIII performance list. Shaw followed up third with a time of 15.31.
  • Gausland, Fontaine, Sara Spear, Chellsie Pearson, and Epplett won the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 48.84.
  • Lizzy Akindolie won the triple jump with a jump of 11.44m and was sixth in the long jump (5.06m). 
  • In 100 meter dash, Gausland finished second with personal best time of 12.29.
  • Senior Maddie Brucker earned second-team honors with her second place finish in the 10000 meter run with a time of 40:03.64.
  • In the 400 meter hurdles, Abby Epplett finished second in a time of 1:04.99 while Shaw finished third with a time of 1:07.33.
  • Tara Rochefort was sixth in the hammer throw with a season-best throw of 43.10m and eighth in the discus with a toss of 32.02m. 
  • Cathryn MacGregor finished second in the javelin throw with a throw of 40.54m.
  • Gina Pardi finished fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. 

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Friday, May 4 where they will travel to MIT for the New England DIII Championship.