CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was another historic weekend for the third-ranked women's track and field team, as Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) and Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.) set three program records on the final day of the NCAA Division III New England Championship meet Saturday afternoon at MIT.
Women's – 5th out of 36 teams (56 pts)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Another Saturday, another pair of national records for Jonathas as she recorded the fastest time ever in D3 history in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Less than 24 hours after establishing a new mark in the 100- prelims, the native of Haiti cut even more time off of her unbelievable sprint. The most dominant sprinter in D3 history today recorded a final time of 11.41 seconds. In the 200 she registered the fastest time ever when she crossed the finish line with a time of 23.14 seconds.
For Driggers she shot-up and is now sitting second in the country in the 2018 outdoor season in the triple jump. With a final distance of 39-10.00 feet, the senior broke her own program record by five inches and is now sitting in a great spot with just a few short weeks left before the national championship.
The 4x100-meter relay team also picked-up a first-place finish to go along with Jonathas' and Driggers'. The team of Lexy Bean (Danvers, Mass.), Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Milton, Mass.), Driggers and Jonathas posted a combined time of 47.35 seconds to move into sixth place in the national rankings.
Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) also competed at the regional championship as she posted a final time of 1:00.38 in the 400-meter dash. Driggers also took 10th in the 200 with a time of 25.73, while Bean finished with a time of 26.14.
The Beacons will be in action next Friday and Saturday when they compete at the NEICAAA Championship Meet at Dartmouth College.