MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Led by an Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) second place finish the women's track and field recorded multiple top-10 finishes at the Wesleyan University Invitational Saturday afternoon.
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HOW IT HAPPENED
Burnes finished in second place in the 400-meter dash after recording a final time of 1:02.77, which was a season-best time for the senior sprinter. In the 60-meter dash, Annie Appolon (Everett, Mass.) sprinted her way to a fifth place finish in the finals of the event with a time of 8.45 seconds. Ashley Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) also qualified for the finals in the 60 and finished with a time of 8.62 seconds.
Hernandez also recorded the top time for the Beacons in the 200-meter dash as she tripped the sensor with a time of 27.78 seconds. Appolon finished right behind her teammate with a time of 28.04 to take 11th place overall.
Caroline Mullen (Marshfield, Mass.) and Maggie Hale (Albuquerque, N.M.) led the way for UMB in the distance events. In the 800-meter run, Mullen finished with a time of 3:18.66, while in the one- mile Hale posted a time of 6:42.12. The 600-meter run saw Brianna Steele (Rutland, Mass.) earn another top-10 finish as she recorded a time of 1:48.15.
Alana Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) qualified for the finals in the 60-meter hurdles as the freshman recorded a final time of 10.80 seconds. Lauren Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) earned an 11th place finish in the high jump with a final height of 4-09.00 feet. Ruth Labranche and Appolon finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the long jump with distances of 15-00.75 feet and 14-07.25 feet.
Arriannah Gervais was the lone throw for the Beacons. She took 13th place in the shot put with a throw of 31-01.75 feet, while in the weight throw she recorded a throw of 21-02.00 feet.
The Beacons will compete at the Gordon Kelly Invitational next Saturday in Cambridge.