Women compete in nationals

By Jordan Washington
Staff Writer

On Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, members of the women’s track and field team competed in the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The best from around the country participated for a Division III Championship, but the College saw its two-meet winning streak snapped this weekend.

Cooper runs to her All-American honor in the 3000-meter race (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

The women’s track team has had a successful season and many team members have received accolades for their dominance. Six student athletes were in Boston representing the College, which marked the most in attendance since 2011.

 

Senior middle distance runner Kathleen Jaeger qualified for the 800-meter. This was her third time qualifying in her career. The 4×400-meter team that included Jaeger, junior sprinter Sam Gorman, sophomore sprinter Shannon Lambert and freshman Megan Gasnick qualified as well.

Senior distance runner Natalie Cooper took home All-American honors for her dominance in the 3000-meter race and Gorman was awarded for her work in the 400-meter race. Freshman Kassidy Mulryne was also honored for the high jump.

Cooper and Gorman were two of the runners who represented the College at the indoor championship. They both saw tough races early, but were able to advance past the preliminary stage and make it to the finals that took place on Saturday, March 9.

Sam Gorman raced well in the 400-meter, seeing a fifth-place finish, which helped with the College’s total points. Mulryne also saw herself in the mix for the high jump, but she finished in eighth place.

The team will compete again on  March 28 when it travels to Austin, Texas to compete in the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays to begin its spring season.      

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