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Women's Track and Field Earns Top-10 Finish at Division III New England Championships

Women's Track and Field Earns Top-10 Finish at Division III New England Championships

Williamstown, Mass. - May 4, 2019 - The Springfield College women's track and field team took 10th overall, competing at the Division III New England Championships this past weekend at Williams College. The Pride's 10th-place finish marked the highest for the program at the Division III New England Championships since 2013 when the maroon and white was sixth in the region.

Williams won the meet with 111 points, MIT came in second with 101.5 and Rhode Island College was third with 65 points. Bowdoin (50) and Trinity (50) rounded out the top five. Springfield College was able to produce 39 points in two days to finish in the top 10.

Sophomore Emily LaPlante (Troy, N.Y.) competed in the heptathlon, and took seventh overall with a total of 3903 points, as her best performance came in the shot put, where she placed fifth with a heave of 9.38 meters, and long jump, where she was also fifth, clearing 4.99 meters.

Competing in the hammer throw, Mikaela LoPriore (Niantic, Conn.) finished 14th overall with a mark of 41.30 meters, while in the 100 meter hurdles prelims, Elizabeth Herlihy (Shelton, Conn.) was 15th with a time of 15.59 seconds, while Katherine Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) was 19th, crossing in 15.90 seconds.

In the 100 meter dash prelims, Abby Tantorski (North Haven, Conn.) finished 14th with a time of 12.64 seconds, followed by Sydney Fackrell (Hamburg, N.J.), who was 17th with a time of 12.72 seconds. In the women's 10k, sophomore Rachel Wentnick (Metuchen, N.J.) took sixth overall with a personal-best time of 39:30.89.

On Saturday, senior Tiffany Tenney (Orange, Mass.) took seventh in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.69 seconds, while in the high jump, Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam, Mass.) took second with a leap of 1.66 meters, while Chloe Dewhurst (Lancaster, Mass.) was fifth, clearing 1.58 meters.

LoPriore was sixth in the shot put with a mark of 11.81 meters and Emily Lacasse (West Hartford, Conn.) was eighth with a heave of 11.54 meters, while Carley Moyher (Killingworth, Conn.) was third in the javelin with a toss of 43.43 meters. 

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