Track & Field Excels at Springfield Classic

Action photo of Lyons track & field athlete, Corrin Moss.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Mount Holyoke College outdoor track & field team was back in action on Saturday, traveling to Springfield College's Spring Classic. In the non-team scoring event, the Lyons saw a number of outstanding finishes, including two in first place and nine personal records.

Sophomore Olivia Wrobleski posted a personal record to start her day, finishing fifth overall in the 3000-steeplechase with a time of 14:17.84. Next up in the 4x100 relay, first years Margaret Robb, Leah Pendl-Robinson and Michaela Phelan, along with senior Emsie Cronin finished fifth overall with a time of 55.73.

The 100-hurdles saw sophomore Isabelle Wohlin take 12th with a time of 18:04, while in the 1500-meter run, sophomore Simone Jacob earned the victory with a time of 4:59.73. Senior Corrin Moss was second with a personal record time of 5:00.97, while first year Sydney Nash was third in a time of 5:01.11. First year Amanda Kearney was 17th with a time of 5:29.10, followed by classmate Sophia Anderson in 19th with a personal-best time of 5:33.60. First year Katie Milligan rounded out the action in the 1500 with a PR time of 5:51.41 - good for 22nd.

Shifting to the 400-meter dash, Phelan crossed the line in 14th with a time of 1:09.91, while Wrobleski tackled the 400-meter hurdles with a season's best time of 1:25.17 - good for seventh.

Jacob once again led the way, the time in the 800-meter run, earning second overall with a time of 2:28.42. Moss was fourth with a mark of 2:31.78, followed by Nash in fifth with a time of 2:32.43. First year Natalie Rodman crossed the line in seventh with a personal record time of 2:35.96, followed by classmate Charlotte Lindblom in 11th with a PR time of 2:49.03.

In the 200-meter dash, sophomore Tamara Mukulu was seventh with a time of 27.74, while Robb and Pendl-Robinson crossed the line in 18th (30.26) and 21st (30.70), respectively.

First year Sarah Hyde powered her way to second in the 5000-meter run, posting a season's best time of 20:23.04. Junior Michelle Serrano was third in the event, recording a personal-best time of 20:24.30.

MHC's second victory of the day came in the 3,000-meter run as the reigning Lyon of the Week, sophomore Hannah Rieders won in a season-best time of 10:38.18. Her sister, Madeline Rieders, was second with a season's best time of 10:41.37, while first year Jamie Day took seventh with a mark of 11:40.17. First year Sophia Gronbeck was eighth with a season's best time of 11:49.87, while classmate Sammi Craig earned a PR in 12th with a mark of 12:36.13. Rounding out the event was first year Asha Gehring, who was 14th with a season-best time of 13:00.02.

Concluding the track events was the Lyons 4x400 relay team of Rodman, Kearney, Lindblom and Anderson, who combined to place second with a time of 4:48.24.

In the hammer throw, senior Julia Hecking notched a personal record distance of 40.86 meters (134-01) for fourth, while also notching a throw of 28.52 meters in the discus throw. Pendl-Robinson concluded the field events in fourth, posting a height of 2.35 meters (7-08.50) in the pole vault.

Following the meet, the Lyons handed out their team awards as Rodman earned Runner of the Week honors. Pendl-Robinson was named the Field Performer of the Week, while Cronin was named the Teammate of the Week.

Mount Holyoke returns to action next Saturday when it competes at the 2019 NEWMAC Championship, hosted by Springfield College. Action is set to begin at 10:30am.