Springfield, Mass. - January 28, 2017 - The Springfield College women's track and field team picked up seven individual victories as the Pride hosted the Massasoit Classic in the Springfield College Field House on Saturday.
Leading the Pride was junior Courtney Luscier (Pittsfield, Mass.) and senior Carly Markos (Wallkill, N.Y.), who each had a pair of individual titles, as Sarah Skillin (Fall River, Mass.) and Erin Wager (Mansfield, Mass.) each had first-place finishes on the day. Additionally, the Distance Medley Relay team of Skillin, Macayla LaChance (Peabody, Mass.), Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) and Marie Harrington (Limerick, Maine) finished first with a time of 13:17.03.
In the 60 meter, Luscier posted a season-best time of 7.86 seconds to take first overall, as the junior also won the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.12 seconds. In the throwing events, Markos posted a distance of 39 feet, 11.25 inches to win the shot, and followed suit with a first-place finish in the weight throw with a heave of 52 feet, 1.75 inches. Skillin won the 800 with a time of 2:25.99, while Wager picked up a first-place finish in the 60 meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 10.19 seconds.
Also impressive on the day was Kathryn Rowe (Mansfield, Mass.), who took third in the 200 with a 27.41 second race, while Harrington took second in the 3000 meter with a time of 11:02.20. Freshman Mia Facchini (Chicopee, Mass.) took second in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 9.75 inches, while classmate Morgan Knowlton (Auburn, Maine) took second in the shot put, throwing 36 feet, 11.5 inches.
First year Mikaela LoPriore (Niantic, Conn.) had a strong day for the Pride, taking third overall in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 10.5 inches, while matching her finish in the weight with a toss of 37 feet, 1 inch.
Up next, Springfield College will travel to Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on February 4.