Narvaez Leads Wellesley Track & Field At NE DIII Championships

Isabella Narvaez (Frank Poulin)
Isabella Narvaez (Frank Poulin)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Senior Isabella Narvaez (Cali, Columbia) was the runner-up in the 400m and set a new school record in the 200m to lead Wellesley College track & field on Saturday at the 2017 New England Division III Championships at Williams College's Lee Track & Field Complex.

Narvaez opened her day in the 400m, earning runner-up and Division III All-Region honors in the event with a time of 56.88. Already the school record holder in the 200m, the Wellesley senior returned later in the day to lower her own mark, posting an All-Region seventh place time of 25.35. Narvaez also helped the Blue post a time of 51.15 (18th) in the 4 x 100m relay, running the third leg of the race following first year Lauren Dines (Tenafly, N.J.) and junior Priscilla Lee (Anaheim, Calif.). Sophomore Cathy Chen (Parsippany, N.J.) ran the anchor leg.

Senior Edie Sharon (Winchester, Mass.) added another top-eight time for the Blue in the 3000m Steeplechase, earning All-Region accolades with a fourth place finish. Sharon completed the race in a season-best 11:25.04.  

In the triple jump, senior Emma Scalisi (Waltham, Mass) set a personal record, finishing 16th with a leap of 10.63m. Also in action on Saturday, classmate Sonja Cwik (La Canada, Calif.) was ninth in the 1500m (4:40.36), while fellow senior Sara Vannah (Amherst, Mass.) added a time of 18:56.97 to place 13th in the 5000m.

Wellesley will return to Williamstown next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, for the 2017 NEICAAA All-New England Championships.