Blue Track & Field Competes at Dartmouth Classic

Blue Track & Field Competes at Dartmouth Classic

HANOVER, N.H. -- Wellesley College track & field competed at Saturday's Dartmouth Classic, a cross-divisional meet featuring teams from across New England. 

The Blue earned 11 top-ten finishes, securing eight on the track and three in field events.

Isabella Narvaez continued to impress in her sophomore season, shaving a tenth of a second of her own school record time in the preliminaries of the 60 meter dash, finishing in the top-ten with a new school-best mark of 8.23. Narvaez also recorded a top-ten time in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.05.

Narvaez teamed with juniors Priyanka Fouda and Sharon Ng and classmate Mary Keenan in the Women's Distance Medley as the Blue took third behind the 'A' and 'B' teams from Williams.

Individually, Ng also ran to a third place finish in the 1000 meter run, with a time of 3:04.38. Keenan was fourth in the women's mile with a time of 5:17.15, capturing one of two top-ten finishes for the Blue, as senior Taylor Bickford took seventh with a time of 5:24.16. 

Rounding out the Blue's day on the track, senior Kendra Waters earned tenth in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:02.61, while junior Caitlin Bailey took tenth in the 500 meter run at 1:25.19, just steps ahead of first year Allison Kiley's time of 1:25.22.

First year Abena Asare grabbed a pair of top-ten finishes in the field events. Asare was second in the long jump, breaking her own school record with a mark of 5.40 m. She then finished eighth overall in the triple jump after finishing first in her flight with a score of 10.56m.

Priscilla Lee also earned a top-ten finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.48m.

Blue track and field will continue the indoor season on Friday at Boston University's David Hemery Valentine Invitational. Friday's events are scheduled to start at 2:00 PM.