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Women's Track and Field Finishes 12th at Division III New England Championships

Women's Track and Field Finishes 12th at Division III New England Championships

Brunswick, Maine - February 23, 2019 - The Springfield College women's track and field team competed at the Division III New England Championships this past weekend, and finished 12th overall with 27 points among the region's top competition in a meet hosted at Bowdoin College.

The Pride's 12th-place finish was the program's best since 2015-16 when it took 10th overall.

In the 200 meter dash, Abby Tantorski (North Haven, Conn.) took fourth overall with a personal-best time of 26.34 seconds, while in the 400 meter run, Tiffany Tenney (Orange, Mass.) was seventh with a mark of 59.46 seconds. Senior Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) was 10th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:19.49, while in the 60 meter hurdles, Katherine Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) earned a spot in the finals with a time of 9.47 seconds, before crossing in 9.55 to finish eighth in the event.

In the field events, Chloe Dewhurst (Lancaster, Mass.) was third in the high jump, clearing 1.63 meters, or 5 feet, 4.25 inches, as she was followed by Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam, Mass.), who cleared 1.58 meters, or 5 feet, 2.25 inches.

Junior Mikaela LoPriore (Niantic, Conn.) was third in the shot put with a heave of 12.30 meters, or 40 feet, 4.25 inches, while she was followed by Emily Lacasse (West Hartford, Conn.) who had a huge personal-best mark of 11.76 meters, or 38 feet, 7 inches. 

On Friday night, Springfield College's 4x200 team of Sydney Fackrell (Hamburg, N.J.), Tantorski, Tenney and Katie Evans (Holyoke, Mass.) took ninth with a time of 1:48.54, while in the pentathlon, Hitchock was ninth, totaling 2929 points, but also won the high jump clearing 1.65 meters, or 5 feet, 5 inches.

Up next, Springfield College will travel to Medford, Mass. for the Tufts National Qualifying Meet which will take place on Saturday, March 2.