(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's track & field team had a great showing at the 2017 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships, earning multiple All-Conference honors with a second place finish in the team standings. Head Coach Don Nichter was voted the Coach of the Year for the second straight outdoor season, and was the 2016-17 Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year as well.
Six Red Devils received First-team recognition, claiming conference title in the pole vault, 100-meter dash and the 4x800 meter relay. Senior Rikka Olson (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) won the pole vault, sweeping both the indoor and outdoor titles in 2016-17.
Seniors Jamie George (Hightstown, N.J./The Peddie School) and Adriana Frayne-Reixa (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) joined junior Caitlin Farrell (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) and sophomore Olivia Watson (Weston, Conn./Weston) to win the title and claim First-team honors in the 4x800 relay.
George was named to the Second-team with silver medal performances in the 800 meters and the 4x100 relay.
Sophomore Naji Thompson (Springfield, N.J./Oak Knoll) had a great championship meet, earning First-team honors with a win in the 100 meters, adding Second-team honors with silver medals in the 200 meters and with the 4x100 meter relay.
Senior Aphnie Germain (Orange, N.J./Orange) earned Second-team honors with the 4x100 relay and gave Dickinson a one-two finish in the 100 meters, capturing the silver medal. She received honorable mention with a third-place finish in the 200 meters, capping a brilliant senior season and career.
Senior Imani Beard (New York, N.Y./MLK) ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay for Second-team honors while classmate Amanda Jimcosky (Benton, Pa./Northwest Area) placed second in the high jump to be named to the Second-team as well.
Junior Sofia Canning (Portland, Maine/Waynflete) led a strong contingent in the 10,000 meters, earning Second-team honors while first-year Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) had a great start to her collegiate career, receiving honorable mention in both the 5000 and 10,000 meter events.
The Red Devils have finished first or second, 11 times in the history of the outdoor conference championships. They have claimed second in each of the past four seasons and five times in the last six years.