SPORTS

Women’s Track and Field Sprinters Set School Record in the 4x400 Meter Relay

By Jamie Mazzola '21 || Issue 148-14

Ella Rosa ’21 (center) won the 60 meter dash at the Middlebury Team Challenge. Photo courtesy of Clarus Studios.

The women’s track and field team split up between Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, with half of the team going to the Boston University Valentine Invitational and half of the team going to MIT’s Gordon Kelly Invitational.


On Friday, Feb. 8, at the Valentine Invitational, sophomore Grace Haase paced the Mammoths in the 800-meter dash, clocking a time of 2:22.45 to earn 109th overall. She was followed closely by senior Molly Carleton, who ran 2:23.97 for 122nd place. Racing the 1,000-meter, Rachel Ruderman ’21 placed 72nd in 3:06.81, with first year Maggie Drew logging a time of 3:13.14 for 86th.


In the one-mile race, senior Christina Scartelli placed 46th in a time of 4:57.05. Sophomore Sarah Gayer posted a time of 5:13.29 to earn 113th. Senior Julia Asin clocked times of 26.90 seconds in the 200-meters for 148th place, and followed that up with a 1:00.11 400-meter race for 106th place. Competing in the 5000-meter race, sophomore Olivia Polischeck finished 17th overall with a time of 18:38.76.


On Saturday, Scartelli, Gayer, senior Rubii Tamen and junior Jenny Mazzella ran 12:14.16 for 16th overall in the 4x400m relay.


At the Gordon Kelley Invitational, junior Kat Hom and first year Isabelle Lobo finished back-to-back in the 200-meter race, placing second and third with times of 28.58 and 28.72, respectively. In the 600m, first year Katie Lingen placed second in 1:42.89, followed by senior Lexi Perez-Stern, who crossed the line in 1:46.93 for fourth. Sophomore Katie Crum posted a time of 5:44.21 in the mile for seventh place.


The following weekend, the Mammoths traveled to Vermont for the Middlebury Team Challenge, scoring 99 points for fourth overall. The 4x200m relay team of first year Samantha Tichelaar, Tamen, first year Anna Madden and sophomore Sophia Friedman set a new school record with a time of 1:45.45, finishing second overall.


In the 60m hurdles, sophomores Ella Rossa and Lauren Lamb placed first and third in times of 9.01 and 9.73 seconds, respectively. Lamb followed this performance with a leap of 10.54 meters in the triple jump for first overall. Sophomore Dana Frishman clinched third in the long jump with a distance of 5.13m. Frishman also placed second in the 60m in a time of 8.35 seconds.


In the 400 meters, Madden paced Amherst with 59.83 for first place, followed by Friedman in second with a time of 1:00.25. First year Juanita Jaramillo ’22 followed in 1:01.86 for fourth. In the 3000m, sophomores Haley Greene and Polischeck finished third and fourth with times of 10:50.46 and 11:00.71, respectively. The Mammoths continue their season next Saturday, Feb. 23 at the New England Division III Indoor Championship, hosted by Bowdoin College.