Women's T&F Has Great Start at CC Championships

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Allentown, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's track & field had a strong start to the 2019 Centennial Conference Championships on Friday afternoon at Muhlenberg College.

The Red Devils went 1-2-3 in the 10,000 meters with the top three runners crossing the line almost simultaneously. Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) led the way with a time of 38:45.17 with junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) clocking a time of 38:45.35 and junior Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) coming in at 38:45.78.

Elizabeth Casell (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) was fifth while Maura Reilly (Holland, Pa./Council Rock South) and Erin Harten (Cumberland, R.I./Ursuline Academy) finished 12th and 14th, respectively.

Mary Smith (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) threw the hammer 35.57 meters to claim sixth on and Emily Messer (Mason, N.H./Lawrence Academy) had a throw of 26.07 to finish in the top 20 as well.

First-year Alexandra Colby (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) scored in the pole vault, placing eighth with a height of 2.77 meters.

Jenny Beck (Tamaqua, Pa./Tamaqua) finished the first day of the heptathlon (100H, HJ, SP, 200) in 8th place with 1519pts. She'll complete the event on Day 2 with the Long Jump, Javelin and 800m.

The Red Devils lead in the team standings after day one and will continue competition on Saturday.