Fontaine Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year; Shaw Rookie of the Year

Fontaine Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year; Shaw Rookie of the Year

BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's track and field team had two athletes earn major awards after the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships with Raevyn Fontaine earning her first NEWMAC Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year honor, while Ellen Shaw was named the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. 

Fontaine won the 100m Hurdles in a personal-best time of 14.31, which currently ranks second on the NCAA DIII performance list. Fontaine was also a part of the Conference Champion 4x100m relay team that also consisted of Briana GauslandChellsie Pearson, and Abby Epplett. The senior then finished with second-team honors in the 200m dash with a personal best time of 25.33, before finishing fourth in the long jump with a jump of 5.14m.   
 
Shaw picked up her honor after being the leadoff leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished fourth. The first-year also finished third in the 100m hurdles with a personal best time of 15.40, as well as the 400m hurdles with a personal best time of 1:07.33. Shaw also took home seventh in the high jump with a height of 1.54m.  
 
Gausland also earned an individual Conference Championship, winning the 200m with a personal best time of 25.26. The sophomore finished second in the 100m with a personal best time of 12.29, which earned her a second-team all-conference honor. 
 
Lizzy Akindolie was the NEWMAC Conference Champion in the triple jump with a jump of 11.44m, before finishing sixth in the long jump (5.06m). 
 
Epplett, Cathryn MacGregor, and Maddie Brucker all finished with individual second-team honors, starting with Epplett who finished second in the 400m hurdles. MacGregor took second in the javelin, while Brucker competed in the 10000m. 
 
The Lyons are set to continue their season May 3-5 at the 2018 New England Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by MIT.