No. 8 Women's Track and Field Finishes Second at Spring Fling

No. 8 Women's Track and Field Finishes Second at Spring Fling

NORTHAMPTON, - With a total of five first place finishes, the eighth ranked women's track and field team finished in second place at the Mount Holyoke College Spring Fling Classic Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS

Women's – 2nd out of 13 teams (132 points)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.), Lexy Bean (Danvers, Mass.), and the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams all registered first place finishes in Saturday's meet.

The nationally-ranked Beacons competed at the meet for the first time in program history and continued their impressive outdoor season.  Bean posted a first place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.23.  She also took second place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.10 seconds.

Driggers continues to have the best year of her standout career as the All-American won the triple jump and the long jump with final distances of 36-11.50 feet and 18-04.25 feet respectively.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Bean, Driggers, Stash Boswell, and Olivia Burnes posted a final time of 49.86 seconds.  For the 4x400-meter relay team Bean, Angie Vandenboom, Burnes, and Driggers combined for a first place time of 4:12.35.

Also having a strong showing on Saturday was Abigail Jean-Baptiste who finished in fourth with a time of 12.88 seconds.  Adrianna Fredo earned the Beacons top time in the 800 (2:45.94), while in the 5,000 it was Patriciah Mulinge with her time of 20:42.25.

Olivia Volante posted a time of 16.70 to take fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, while Burnes registered a time of 1:12.80 in the 400-meter hurdles.  Paulina Vo earned a strong second place finish in the tirple jump with a distance of 34-00.75 feet. 

Samantha Myrtil was the lone thrower for the Beacons as she competed in four different events.  Her best finish came in the javelin as she earned second with a throw of 110-04 feet.  She took third in the discus with 84-01, while in the hammer she finished in fourth with a throw of 99-08 feet.  In the shot put she earned sixth place with a throw of 28-03.00 feet.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will compete at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational.