Solid Relay Efforts Concludes Action at Open New England's

Action photo of seniors Corrin Moss and Emsie Cronin passing the baton in the 4x800 relay. Photo courtesy of J. Cronin -
Corrin Moss and Emsie Cronin in the 4x800 relay. Photo courtesy of J. Cronin -

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The final day of action at the 2019 Open New England Championships is in the books and the Mount Holyoke College track & field team concluded the event in fine fashion. The Lyons recorded seven points on the weekend, earning 27th overall in the field of 40 teams.

Saturday's action saw the 4x800-meter relay team compete in the multi-divisional event. First year Sydney Nash (New Hartford, Conn./Enfield), seniors Emsie Cronin (Ledyard, Conn./Ledyard) and Corrin Moss (Columbus, Ohio/Columbus Alternative HS), along with sophomore Simone Jacob (San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco University HS) combined to post a time of 9:35.81. That time ranked ninth overall in the field and was the only NEWMAC relay in the event.

On Friday evening, the Lyons saw three in action for the gruelling 10,000-meter run. Sophomore Hannah Rieders (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) paced the effort, finishing fifth in the event with a time of 37:57.81. Her sister, Madeline Rieders (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) was on her heels, earning sixth with a nearly matching mark of 37:57.82. Both were just two seconds short of the school record, while also finishing as the top two runners among the five conference runners in the multi-divisional event.

Senior captain Hannah Gershone (Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins) also competed in the 10k, earning 19th overall. She crossed the line in a time of 40:03.24, outpacing a number of Division I, II, and III runners.

Mount Holyoke will now see select individuals compete on Thursday at MIT's Last Chance Invitational.

Cover photo of Corrin Moss and Emsie Cronin courtesy of J. Cronin -