Women's Track & Field Takes Third at NE10 Outdoor Championships

THE BASICS:

- Locations: Easton, Mass. (Stonehill College)

- Place: 3rd/11

The Lead: The Assumption women's track and field team finished a program-best third with a score of 110, as the team had two different individual NE10 Champions while break numerous school records.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Assumption opened the day with a victory by freshman Madeline Dibble (Waterloo, N.Y / Waterloo) in the discus. The freshman posted a school-record throw of 40.25 meters to win the event by nearly a full meter.

- Sophomore Abby Jones (Arlington, Mass. / Arlington) became the team's second NE10 Champion of the day when she won the heptathlon with a school-record score of 4,612 points. On Sunday she won the long jump (5.38m), took third in javelin (33.14m) and then second in the 800 meters (2:35.08). Her score is now the 37th-best in the nation. Jones also took fifth in the high jump with a jump of 5'4.25" – a school-record attempt.

- In the 3000 meter steeplechase, the Hounds had a pair of runners earn points, led by junior Courtney Fisher (Peterborough, N.H. / Contoocook Valley Regional) who took third in the event with a time of 11:24.78. Senior Rachel Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West) was behind her in sixth with a time of 11:41.63. Fisher's time was a new school record, held by Avard, by nearly two seconds.

- Sophomore Greta Scott (Little Compton, R.I. / Portsmouth) came through with a third place finish in the 400 meters withher impressive time of 55.32, breaking her own school record by more than one second. Scott then took sixth in the 200 meter finals, with a time of 25:13, just off her school-record of 24.78 which she set in the prelims on Saturday. The time provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships.

Senior Gwen Sawyer (North Yarmouth, Maine / Greely) came through with a third place finish in the shot put with a distance of 13.2 meters, breaking her own school record. Freshman Emily Casella (Athol, Mass. / Athol) was behind her in sixth with a distance of 12.71 meters.

- Freshman Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) came through with a strong finish to pass one runner in the final straightaway and place sixth in a time of 2:19.36.

- Junior Antonia Pagliuca (Peabody, Mass. / Peabody Veteran's Memorial) saw her quest for a second NE10 Title on the weekend come up just short in the 5000 meters as she placed second overall with a time of 17:26.29.

- In the 400 meter hurdles, Emily Roxo (Uxbridge, Mass. / Uxbridge) placed seventh with a time of 1:04.96, more than a second better than the school record she set last weekend. Roxo also established a new record in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday with her time of 15.52 seconds.

- In the 4x100 meter relay, Assumption set a new school record with a time of 49.34 seconds. Joy Lima (Salem, Mass. / Salem) led off the relay, followed by Roxo, Sarah Miller (Hanover, Mass. / Hanover) and Scott.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

- Assumption's third place finish was by far the best in program history, surpassing its previous best of sixth which was established last year.

- The Hounds' 110 points was third behind Southern Connecticut with 145 and NE10 Champion Stonehill who had 169.5 points. 

UP NEXT:

- The Hounds return to action Friday, May 12 as they compete in the New England Championships hosted by Williams College. 

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