Boston, Mass. - February 10, 2018 - The Springfield College women's track and field team opened competition at Boston University's David Hemery Valentines Invitational on Friday and continued on to the MIT Invitational on Saturday.
Kicking off Friday in the 800 meter race, Macayla LaChance (Peabody, Mass.) set a new personal record, clocking in at 2:23.75, before Abigail Murdock (Westerly, R.I.) posted a time of 2:26.62, taking two seconds off her time of 2:28.86 from a week ago.
Moving on to the 1000 meter race, Lauren Duggan (Mansfield, Mass.) notched a personal-best time of 3:15.75, while in the mile, Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) ran a career-best 5:09.23 to lead the Pride. Also in the mile, Hannah Wunderlich (Methuen, Mass.) registered a time of 5:27.04 and Laura Volan (Scarborough, Maine) followed with a 5:29.75.
On Saturday at the Boston University Valentines Invitational the team of Wunderlich, Murdock, LaChance and Madeia opened the day racing in the distance medley relay, as the four combined for a time of 12:42.94.
On Saturday, at the MIT Invitational, Courtney Luscier (Pittsfield, Mass.) won the 60 meter dash with a season-best time of 7.82 seconds, while Katherine Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Taylor Nogiec (Berlin, Conn.) tied for second in the high jump, clearing 1.59 meters. In the shot put, Mikaela LoPriore (Niantic, Conn.) finished fifth overall with a heave of 10.79 meters, while Katie Evans (Holyoke, Mass.) took fifth in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:05.48.
In the 5000 meter run, Rachel Wentnick (Metuchen, N.J.) took second overall with a time of 19:26.26.
Springfield College will return to competition on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 as the Pride will host the Division III New England Indoor Track and Field Championships.