The women's track and field team posted some stellar finishes at the Bernard Solomon Invitational held at Northeastern on Saturday. Like all their regular-season invitationals, the Jumbos used this non-scoring meet to focus on individual goals.
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Following a second-place showing in its home opener last week, the women's track and field team followed with another strong effort over the weekend, taking third at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational this weekend. With over 20 top-10 finishes, the Jumbos accumulated 95.50 points, ending up behind UMass-Lowell and Boston College.
With its triumphant indoor season now complete, the women's track and field team jumped right into the outdoor season on Saturday.
The women's track and field distance medley relay team took home a national title with its performance in the NCAA Div. III Indoor Championships on March 14.
After a strong showing at the ECAC Championships last weekend at Harvard University, the women's track and field team is ready to take on the stiff competition at the NCAA Championships at Ohio Northern University this weekend. The Jumbos will send five participants: senior co-captains Cat Beck and Kaleigh Fitzpatrick, classmate Katy O'Brien, freshman Stephanie McNamara and sophomore Logan Crane.
With a slimmed-down team and an eye on making a final push before NCAA Championships this weekend, the women's track and field team headed to Harvard this past weekend for the ECAC Div. III Indoor Championships and secured a top-10 finish.
With only one more meet to go before the NCAA Championships, the women's track and field welcomed the stiff competition brought in by the 31 other schools competing in last weekend's Open New England Championships at Boston University. The Jumbos' 13 points earned them a respectable 18th-place finish, which put them in the middle of a pack of Div. I schools.
After five frustrating years of taking second place to Williams at the New England Div. III Championships, the women's track and field team made history on Saturday, taking first place for the first time in the 19-year history of the meet. The Jumbos edged out the Ephs 136-128.50 to earn the victory.
After winning the New England Division III Championships for the past five years, Williams may have finally found its match.
The energy was high as the women's track and field team's regular season came to an end on Saturday in the Gantcher Center. The Tufts Invitational III marked the last meet for the Jumbos before postseason, and for the seniors, it was their final indoor meet at home.
In its second meet of the season at Boston University, the women's track and field team used the banked track and a faster field that included several Div. I schools to pick up a handful of fast personal times and a trio of NCAA qualifying marks at the BU Valentine Invitational.
Taking advantage of its home-field advantage, the women's track and field team raced to the top Saturday at the Tufts Invitational II, amassing 160 points total and netting a number of first-place finishes along the way.
Competing against a field of dozens of Northeast schools that included many in Div. I, the non-scoring BU Terrier Invitational was more about improving personal times than beating other schools.
With almost the entire team finally back in action after winter break, the women's track and field team captured second place at the Tufts Invitational, the first home meet of the season. Tufts earned 186 points, trailing only Div. II UMass Lowell's 236-point effort.
Following a five-week break from formal competition, the women's track and field team returned in 2008 with a slimmed roster and managed a 13th-place finish at the Dartmouth Relays on Sunday.
For a December track and field meet, this weekend's Husky Carnival at Northeastern was everything the women's team hoped it would be - a promising start and an indication of what the team still needs to work on before the season really gets going in January.
The women's track and field team saw tremendous success last winter, turning out All-American performances in the distance medley relay (DMR) and the 5,000-meter run and shattering school records in the process.
Despite a shaky start for coach Kristen Morwick's runners this spring, the women's track team has since returned to its customary position at the head of the pack.
Women's Track and Field: Jumbos place third behind powerhouses Williams and Middlebury at NESCAC ChampionshipsApril 29
It looked like any other NESCAC meet, as the women's track team found itself in the shadow of league titan Williams once again - this time at Saturday's NESCAC Championships, held at Middlebury.
After spending nearly the last two months on the sidelines, junior Katy O'Brien finally took to the track on Saturday. And she looked anything but rusty.