Camels Place 2nd out of 14 Teams at Home Invitational

Camels Place 2nd out of 14 Teams at Home Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Senior Sarah Matthews (Westwood, Mass.) posted a winning time of 2:20 in the 800 meter run to lead the Connecticut College women's track and field squad to a second place finish in the 14 team field at the Silfen Invitational Saturday.

Matthews earned an invitation to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship with her winning time. The Camels scored 103.5 points to finish second behind the Anchorwomen of Rhode Island College, who won the invitational with a score of 124 points.

The Camels had three second place scorers Saturday. In the 3000 meter steeplechase, senior Merry Byrne (Brookside, N.J.) posted a personal record time of 11:58.73, earning an invitation to the New England Division III and ECAC Championship.

Arianna Beers (Fayetteville, N.Y.) placed second with a time of 18:48.29 in the 5000 meter run, earning an invitation to the aforementioned New England Division III Championship. Joining her at the Championship will be sophomore Sam Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) who threw the discus 109 feet, 10 inches.

Senior Ali Holland of Watertown, Mass. place third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.44 seconds.  Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) took third in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:15.40, earning an invitation to the New England Division III Championship.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Camel quarter consisting of Hayley Adnopoz (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.), Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) and Hannah Lewis (Durham, N.C.) posted a time of 4:21.73 en route to their third place scoring.

Senior Maura Hallisey (Wethersfield, Conn.), Merry Byrne, Marisa Shields (Norwalk, Conn.) and Catherine Hallisey (Wethersfield, Conn.) teamed up for a third place score in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 10:50.44.