Amherst women’s track and field competed in the third annual Sunshine Classic at Tufts this Saturday, April 21, in preparation for its upcoming postseason. Competing against a deep Tufts roster, along with several other non-conference opponents, the women racked up 62 points to earn a fourth-place finish at the seven-team meet.
The Mammoth first years impressed on the track, with Sarah Tam ’21 starting the day off with a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.41. Classmates Sarah Gayer and Lauren Lamb also earned podium finishes, with Gayer finishing second in the 800-meter race and Lamb taking third overall in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.38. Lizzie Kobelski ’20 finished behind Lamb in the hurdles with a time of 18.73 seconds for a sixth-place mark.
In the final Amherst race of the meet, sophomore Kristin Ratcliffe ’20 clocked a time of 5:01.04 to place sixth in the 1,500 meters, while Olivia Polischeck ‘21 took 10th with a time of 5:10.05.
Becki Golia ’18 headlined the field events for the Mammoths, taking the gold in the women’s high jump with a 1.52-meter mark. Amherst took third through sixth in the long-jump event, with Ella Rossa ’21 leading the Mammoths with a distance of 4.81 meters for her third-place finish. Behind Rossa were fellow first-years Tam, Dana Frishman and Kasia Krosniak with jumps of 4.71, 4.67, and 4.62, respectively.
Rounding out the day, sophomores Annabelle Gary and Caroline Ferguson-Dryden finished fifth and eighth, respectively, in the javelin with throws of 28.38 and 24.74 meters. Ferguson-Dryden also notched a ninth place finish in the discus throw with a 26.11-meter mark.
The Mammoths will begin their postseason schedule on Saturday, April 28 at 9 a.m. when they compete in the 2018 NESCAC Championships hosted by Trinity.