New London, Conn. - A pair of Bantam relay teams finished second in their respective races to help pace the Trinity College women's track and field squad to a seventh place finish at the Silfen Outdoor Invitational over the weekend in New London. Trinity totaled 51 points to edge out eighth place RIC.
Junior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:43.95 on Friday's day of distance events. Also on the first day, Trinity sophomores Nina Bourgeois (Rochester, Mass.) and Samantha Feenstra (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) placed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run, respectively. In the heptathlon, Bantam junior Abbey Allardi (Reading, Mass.) finished fourth in the high jump but out of the top five in the other events.
On Saturday, junior Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.) finished third in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the 100-meter dash. First-year Emma Buckley (Hanover, Mass.) turned in a sixth-place effort in the 400-meter run to cap off Trinity's top-five finishers in sprints.
Trinity's 4x100-meter relay squad, composed of Buckley, Hallow and sophomores Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) and Hannah Neufeld (Burlington, Mass.), brought home second place in a neck-and-neck finish to help highlight the weekend. The Bantam 4x400-relay team, made up of Barnes, Buckley, Hallow and Lazur, also turned in a second-place performance, just .12 seconds off the top time for a new outdoor college record.
In field events, sophomore Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) led the way with a third-place performance in the javelin. Sophomore Katherine Bullock (Cape Neddick, Maine) finished fifth in the long jump with a finals distance of 4.77m while sophomore Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) brought home fifth as well, in the shot put.