Hartford, Conn. - Trinity rookie Katie Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.) finished first in the 100- and 200-meter dash while sophomore Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) claimed the top-spot in the 1,500-meter run to pace the Trinity College women's track and field team to an impressive second place finish at the Connecticut College Silfen Track & Field Invitational over the weekend. Marlow-Benedick finished the 100-meter dash with a 12.51 finals time, just .30 seconds ahead of senior captain Katie Tonyai (Jaffrey, N.H.) who also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash. Barnes bested the field in the 1,500-meter run by more than three seconds.
Trinity had a plethora of top-seven finishes on the day in a dominant day of track and field events. The Bantam 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of Marlow-Benedick, Tonyai and sophomores Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.) and Allie Bieling (Hingham, Mass.), took first-place with a 50.66 finals time. Hallow added a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash as well, right behind Tonyai. Sophomore Abbey Allardi (Reading, Mass.) finished seventh in the heptathlon, including a first-place finish in the high-jump portion while Hannah Neufeld (Burlington, Mass.) and senior captain Sophie Long (Darien, Conn.) finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively. In the field events, first-year Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) took third-place in the shot put while classmate Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) took home second-place with a 39.23 meter finals distance in the javelin throw.
Trinity returns to action next weekend for the first Trinity College Outdoor Invitational at the team's new track and field facility at Jessee/Miller field on campus.