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Women's Track & Field Impresses at Smith Invitational

Women's Track & Field Impresses at Smith Invitational

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women's track and field team completed its first meet of its 2019-20 campaign Saturday afternoon, taking part in the Smith Invitational. The program saw fantastic results across the board, highlighting a promising season to come.

In the field, first-year Skye Embray (Los Angeles, Calif.) won her first collegiate event in the triple jump with distance of 11.08 meters. Charlotte Robbins (South Newton Center, Mass.) set a personal record in the weight throw with a distance of 12.36 meters. Sophomore Marina Flandrick (Boulder, Colo.) placed second in the pole vault, hitting a height of 3.05 meters.

The Bantams were just as impressive on the track, seeing a number of individual victories and personal records. Senior Sam Feenstra (Cape  Elizabeth, Maine) dominated the 5,000 meter, finishing with an indoor personal-record time of 18:06.37 and beating the second-fastest runner by nearly two minutes. Senior Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) set a personal record in the 60-meter preliminary round, with a time of 8.13 and a eighth-place place finish. Senior Katie Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.) placed third in the 60 meter final and placed second in the 200 meter; senior Hannah Neufield (Burlington, Mass.) placed fifth. Junior Julia Burdulis (Hopkinton, Mass.) set a personal record in the mile, crossing the line with a time of 5:15.50; sophomore Isabela Montes de Oca (Carpinteria, Calif.) finished behind her in fourth. First-year Julianna Kennedy (Andover, Mass.) cruised to a win in the 600 meter, crossing the line with a time of 1:41.26. First-year Izzy Maggioni (Wellesley, Mass.) took second in the 3,000 meter with a time of 11:39.29. Both 4x400 teams took first and third, with the team anchored by sophomore Taylor Burns (Milton, Mass.) taking the crown.

"We're proud of the effort and energy showed by the Bantams today," said head coach John Michael Mason. " It's great to get out there and see where we are before heading into the winter break. It is going to be a fun season if today was any indication of this team's potential.

The Bantams return from the winter break on January 19, taking part in the Smith Pioneer Classic. Meet time is slated for 9 a.m.