Women's track has strong second at MIT meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 13, 2013
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Abbott Matthews

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --- The Colby College women's outdoor track and field team had five individual winners and two relay teams won races to help the Mules finish second out of five teams at a meet at MIT on Saturday.

COMPLETE RESULTS: http://www.tfrrs.org/results/29398_f.html

While MIT won the meet with a score of 239, Colby had 158.5 points to edge rival Bates (158) and also defeat Southern Maine (84.5) and Husson (38).

Winners for Colby included: Frances Onyilagha in the 200 dash (25.29), Emily Doyle in the 400 (57.53), Abbott Matthews in the hammer throw (153-11), Catherine McClure with a 17:44.67 in the 5,000 meters, and Brittany Reardon with a 14.96 in the 100 hurdles.

Brittney Bell, Reardon, Doyle, and Onyilagha sprinted to a convincing win in the 400 relay (48.93). Second place MIT had a time of 50.36. The 1,600 relay squad of Doyle, Onyilagha, Emily Tolman, and Bell won in 3:55.84.

Reardon also took a second in the pole vault (10-11.75), Kate Connolly was runner-up to McClure in the 5,000 meters (17:52.91), Kate MacNamee  was just behind Matthews in the hammer throw  (150-4), and Alanna McDonough took second in the 800 meters (2:18.82). 

Third-place finishes went to Tolman in the 200 dash (26.42) and long jump (16-9.25), Bell in the 400 (58.84), Leigh Fryxwell with a 112-10 in the javelin, Berol Dewdney in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:47.46), and Misha Strage in the triple jump (34-7).

Alison Grover placed fourth in the 400 hurdles and was seventh in the 100 hurdles (17.46), while Morgan Lingar took fifth in the 1,500 meters (4:53.86) and seventh in the 800 meters (2:25.20). Olivia Thurston also placed in two events, taking sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:10.43) and eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.60). Kate Riley was fifth in the high jump (4-9.5) and teammate Kaitlin Curran was sixth in 4-7.75. Caitlin Lyons added a sixth in the discus (97-11), Bethany Weitzman had two eighth-place finishes in the shot put (31-9.25) and the discus (95-7), Veronica Mitchell added a seventh in the 400 hurdles in 1:13.38 and Cassandra Biette was behind her in 1:18.51. Emily Arsenault (18:22.64 in 5,000) and Morgan Gallagher (32-7.75 in triple jump) also placed eighth.

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