Women’s Track & Field Breaks Three Records Over the Weekend

kia marston

 sprint medley relay photo


- Event: Ocean State Invitational |Penmen Relays
- Place: 1st/29
- Dates: April 12 & 13, 2019
- Location: Providence, R.I. | Hooksett, N.H.

- The Lead: The Assumption women's track & field team set three new school records over the weekend, including a pair of dominant performances by juniors Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) and Emily Casella (Athol, Mass. / Athol).


- On Friday in the Ocean State Invitational, Marston broke the school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase by over 20 seconds and took second in the event with a time of 10:46.74. The time is also the 11th fastest in the nation and the best in the region by over 40 seconds.

- Casella set a new school record in the shot put on Saturday at the Penmen Relays with her throw of 13.71 meters, breaking the previous mark by 0.5 meters. Tatiana Wiersma (Mendon, Mass. / Whitinsville Christian) took third in the event with a distance of 12.12 meters. Casella then took third in the discus with a toss of 40.11 meters and placed sixth in the javelin with her throw of 38.19 meters.

- Junior Caroline Leonard (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin Regional) finished second in the javelin with a throw of 41.19 meters. In the discus, freshman Megan Sheehan (Newton, N.H. / Sanborn Regional) earned fourth with her toss of 37.78 meters.

- Freshman Victoria Steffon (Holden, Mass. / Wachusett Regional) won the 100 meters and broke her own school record with a time of 12.19 meters, good for fifth in the region. She also claimed victory in the 200 meters with her time of 25.36 seconds.

- Freshman Claudia Koontz (Concord, Mass. / Concord-Carlisle) placed fourth 400 meters in a time of 1:00.55, while Madeleine Iassogna (Marietta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity Catholic) took 10th in 1:01.91.

In the 800 meters, Alicia Polak (Lowell, Mass. / Lowell) was third in 2:22.22, with Sydney McCann (South Dennis, Mass. / Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) taking seventh in 2:25.44. In the 5000 meters, Tressa Novack (Scotch Plains, NJ / Union Catholic) secured a fifth place finish with her time of 19:08.34 seconds.

- Assumption's sprint medley relay set a new school record and took second in the event with its time of 4:18.02 seconds. The record-breaking quartet was Katherine Eckerson (Simsbury, Conn. / Westminster School), Martine Augusma (Holbrook, Mass. / Holbrook), Elena DelloRusso (Milford, Mass. / Milford) and Iassogna.

- Senior Sarah Miller (Hanover, Mass. / Hanover) finished third in the long jump with a distance of 5.50 meters, while Eckerson was sixth in 5.25 meters. Miller then placed second in the triple jump with her distance of 11.13 meters, followed by Eckerson in seventh (10.79m). Freshman Abigail McKeown (Plainville, Mass. / King Philip) placed sixth in the high jump with her height of 1.50 meters.

Sophomore Amelie Legg (Hamden, N.Y. / Delaware Academy) came through with a second place finish in the pole vault, reaching a height of 3.05 meters.


- The team returns to action on Thursday afternoon when they compete in an a dual meet at Merrimack.


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