NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – It was a strong start to the 2016 season for the Mount Holyoke College track & field team, who competed at the Beynon Invitational at Smith College on Saturday. The Lyons, who finished eighth out of 15 competing teams, were paced by top-five efforts from five different athletes.
Leading the way was senior Camille Coklow, who won the 60-meter dash in a season's-best time of 7.81. The mark was also an ECAC, DIII New England and Open New England qualifying time. Coklow also finished strong in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 27.31 - which was good for third.
In the 1 mile event, Lyons sophomore Sunny Shan finished fifth with a time of 5:17.19. That time was a DIII New England and ECAC qualifying mark. She also placed sixth in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in a DIII New England qualifying time of 2:24.61.
In the 60-meter hurdles, first year Ally Stoll powered her way to third overall. Her time of 9.78 was a DIII New England qualifying time. Senior Elizabeth DeLeon paced the way in the 3000-meter event, finishing fourth overall with a DIII New England qualifying time of 10:43.54. Other solid performers in the 3,000 included sophomores Mia Barnes and Hannah Gershone, who were seventh (11:19.78) and eighth (11:29.70), respectively.
Mount Holyoke returns to action next Saturday when it competes at the Springfield Invitational, hosted by Springfield College.