Track & Field Finishes Strong at New England D3 Championships

Track & Field Finishes Strong at New England D3 Championships

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Action at the 2019 New England Division III Championships concluded on Saturday and the Mount Holyoke College indoor track & field team had another outstanding effort. In addition to several personal records, the Lyons eclipsed a school record in the 4x800 relay.

It was a 16-second bettering of the existing school record for the relay team, who posted a combined time of 9:44.48 to place 10th overall. Rookie Sydney Nash ran a split time of 2:27.0 to open the relay, followed by senior Corrin Moss in the second leg with a split of 2:25.5. Classmate Emsie Cronin ran the third leg with a split of 2:28.8, while in the final leg of the race, sophomore Simone Jacob posted a split of 2:23.3. The previous school record of 10:00.45 was set by Dana Fry, Elizabeth DeLeon, Phoebe Tengdin and Jenna Slipke during the 2013 season.

In the 60-meter high hurdles, sophomore Isabelle Wohlin placed 24th overall. She recorded a time of 9.87, which beat her initial seed place. The 3,000-meter race saw sisters Hannah Rieders and Madeline Rieders go back-to-back with personal record times on a flat track. Hannah was 13th overall with a time of 10:31.91, while Madeline was 14th - posting a time of 10:32.51.

Finally in the field events, senior Julia Hecking placed 17th overall in the weight throw. She recorded a distance of 13.48 meters (44-02.75). Additionally, two of her throws in the event eclipsed the qualifying mark to compete at the NE D3 Meet.

Action on Friday saw the Lyons compete in the Distance Medley Relay, taking 10th overall with a time of 12:52.89. Comprising the relay team was Nash (3:53.8), Wohlin (63.7), Cronin (2:31.4) and Jacob (5:23.9).

The Lyons are now idle until next Saturday when select individuals head to Tufts University to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier.