Trinity Women's Outdoor Track And Field Finishes Fifth In New England Championship Meet

Trinity Women's Outdoor Track And Field Finishes Fifth In New England Championship Meet

Cambridge, Mass. - Sophomore Katie Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.) finished third in the 200-meter dash, fourth in the 100-meter dash, and second running a leg of the 4x100-meter dash to lead the Trinity College Bantams to fifth place among 33 scoring teams in the New England Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this weekend.  Trinity totaled 49 points, just seven behind fourth-place UMass.-Boston and 11 shy of third-place Coast Guard, while the host MIT Engineers won the team title with 161 points.  Trinity was the second-best finisher among New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) schools thanks to nine All-New England performances over the two-day event.

Marlow-Benedick improved three places from her seventh-fastest preliminary time in the 100 meters of 12.41 to fourth at 12.21, breaking her own Trinity record in the event by .03.  She posted a time of 25.03 in the 200-meter dash, both .06 behind second place and .06 ahead of fourth place, and shattering her own school mark in that race by .11 seconds.  She teamed with junior Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), classmate Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.), and first-year Emma Buckley (Hanover, Mass.) for a second-place time of 47.92 in the 4x100-meter relay to collect three All-New England honors.  Hallow also collected All-New England recognition in multiple events with a second-place time of 57.62 in the 400-meter dash, breaking the previous record Trinity mark of 57.75 set by Rhenita Brade in 2008.  Hallow and Buckley tied for 12th in the 100 meters on Friday and Buckley added a 12th-place finish in the 200-meter dash to round out the Bantam sprint highlights.

Trinity also picked up several points in the jumps and throws, as first-year Samantha March (Glastonbury, Conn.) was second in the triple jump, sophomore Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) was third in the shot put, and sophomore Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) placed sixth in the javelin throw. March registered a distance of 38'04", which places her top 20 on the triple jump National list. Kabari's toss of 42'00" was just nine inches shy of second place, and Walsh achieved a distance of 131'02", placing both Bantams top 40 on the National list.  All three earn All-New England honors for their fine performances.  In the discus throw, sophomore Larisa Bogomolov (Lynn, Mass.) was Trinity's top competitor with a 12th-place finish.  Bantam sophomore Samantha Feenstra (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) gave Trinity eight All-New England athletes with a fourth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run, posting a time of 18:05.13.  Trinity senior tri-captain Briana Daley (Oak Park, Ill.) followed Feenstra with a 13th-place finish in the 5K.

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