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.
Women's – 2nd out of 13 teams (132 points)
HOW IT HAPPENED
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.
The Beacons will compete at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational.