New London, Conn. - The Trinity College women's track and field squad totaled 147 points, just two behind first place Connecticut College, to finish second at the Coast Guard Invitational on Saturday in New London. The Bantams saw a handful of impressive performances in a successful day of competition. Trinity returns to action next Saturday for the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College.
Senior Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.) finished first in the 200 and second in the 400-meter dash to help lead the way for Trinity. Junior Hannah Neufield (Burlington, Mass.) turned in a fourth-place effort in the 100-meter dash in a tightly-contested race while sophomore Emma Buckley (Hanover, Mass.) scored in both the 200- and 400-meter dash.
Trinity showed out in the 800-meter run with senior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) running a first-place 2:16.83 finals time, followed by rookie Bridget McKiernan (Providence, R.I.) in second at 2:27.02. Junior Taylor Burns (Milton, Mass.) added three points with a sixth-place finish in the event as well. First-year Izzy Montes de Oca (Carpinteria, Calif.) and senior captain Lauren Barrett (Peabody, Mass.) finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 1,500-meter run while junior Nina Bourgeois (Rochester, Mass.) ran a 19:02.57 5,000-meter run, good for fifth.
Hallow, Barnes and Neufield teamed up with junior Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) to win the 4x100-meter relay while Trinity's 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of Barnes, Burns, McKiernan and first-year Whitney Hoban (Winnetka, Ill.), also brought home first place.
Rookie Marina Flandrick (Boulder, Colo.) dominated in the pole vault, heaving a finals distance of 3.35 meters, while junior Katherine Bullock (Cape Neddick, Maine) added a first-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 10.63 meters and claimed sixth in the long jump as well. Sophomore Emma Sternberbg (Minneapolis, Minn.) also scored in the triple jump with a third-place performance.
Junior Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) dominated in the shot put, recording a first-place, national qualifying distance of 14.06 meters. Kabari also finished fifth in the discus throw, one spot ahead of junior teammate Larisa Bogomolov (Lynn, Mass.). Junior Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) helped Trinity's performance with a top distance in the javelin throw at 39.42 meters while first-year Ally Conde (Danielson, Conn.) finished fifth.