NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The Mount Holyoke College track and field team had an outstanding start to the 2017-18 season with a pair of school records and several personal bests at the Smith College Invitational non-team scoring event. The day was highlighted by Isabelle Wohlin (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley HS) and sophomore Charleen Theroux (Coventry, R.I./Coventry) who each carved a spot in the Mount Holyoke record books.
Theroux competed as a pentathlete and had a personal best in the 800m, the high jump, the 60m hurdles, and the shot put. In the long jump, she finished second overall with a 4.90m leap on her second jump. Theroux went on to finish fourth in the high jump with a 1.50m jump, while also finishing fourth in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.81. She then finished fifth in the shot put with a 10.18m distance, while capping off the day with a third place finish in the 800m, crossing the line in 2:38.04. Her total score of 3,038 breaks a school record that has stood since 2004, and also made Theroux a New England Division III qualifier.
Wohlin also had a strong performance in the first round of the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.69, which put her in the finals. She followed the effort with an excellent second place finish to break the school record with a time of 9.41, making her a New England Division III qualifier.
Posting a time of 11:16.71, junior Corrin Moss (Columbus Ohio, Columbus Alternative HS) set her personal-record in the 3000m run, securing Mount Holyoke's only first-place finish on the day.
In the 1-mile run, junior Emsie Cronin (Ledyard, Conn./Ledyard) was Mount Holyoke's top finisher in eight, crossing the line in 5:52.56, which is her personal best. The 5k run was highlighted by personal bests from Michelle Serrano (20.29.12), Emma Raney (20:32.29), Julia Criscione (21:57.26), and Maya Sterett (22.53.26).
On the field, junior Julia Hecking (Greenville, Pa./Greenville) had a solid day, also getting a personal-best in the weight throw with a distance of 11.56m for sixth place.
Mount Holyoke will look to continue its momentum next Saturday as they trek to Providence, R.I. for the Rhode Island College Invitational. Action is set to begin at 10:00am.