Women's Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season At UMass Lowell Spring Invitational

Senior Trisha Pierson finished first in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put at today's meet.

Skyhawks post five event wins on the afternoon

LOWELL, Mass. (March 26, 2016) – The Stonehill College women's track & field program opened its outdoor season by posting five event wins at the UMass Lowell Invitational at Cushing Field Complex today.       

Freshman Jillian Caiazzi (Marlborough, Massachusetts/Marlborough) posted an event win in the 3000-meter run, finishing first out of 20 competitors in 10:24.45. Sophomore Alison Tobin (Hudson, Massachusetts/Hudson) also recorded an event win for the Sykhawks, finishing first in the pole vault as she cleared 10-feet.

Freshman Courtney Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro), fresh off of winning NE-10 Indoor Field Rookie of the Year, placed first in the high jump, clearing 5-feet, 3-inches. Classmate Ashley Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro) came in fifth in the same event, clearing 4-feet, 11-inches.

Junior Margaret Lepley (Lynn, Massachusetts/Bishop Fenwick) finished first in the hammer throw with a toss of 134-feet, 11-inches, while senior Jenn Tenczar (Chicopee, Massachusetts/Chicopee) came in third with a distance of 125-feet, 11-inches. Lepley also came in fourth place in the javelin throw with a toss of 100-feet, 11-inches.

Senior Trisha Pierson (East Hanover, New Jersey/Hanover Park) won the discus throw with a toss of 128-feet, three-inches. Pierson also finished fifth in the shot put, finishing with a distance of 36-feet, 6.25-inches, while sophomore Gaelin Farrell (Baldwinville, Massachusetts/Narragansett Regional) came in fourth at 39-feet, 8.5-inches.

Sophomore Emily Polvere (Somers, New York/Somers) led four Stonehill runners in the top ten of the 100-meter dash with her fourth place finish in 13.11. Junior Tulie Finley-Moise (Lexington, Massachusetts/Lexington) finished fifth in 13.18, while freshman Hannah Ameen (Andover, Massachusetts/Andover) placed sixth in 13.19. Senior Leanne Kent (North Andover, Massachusetts/Central Catholic) rounded out the top ten in 13.38.

The 4x100-meter relay consisting of Finley-Moise, Polvere, Ameen and freshman Marisa Janeczek (Glastonbury, Connecticut/Glastonbury) finished second with a time of 51.04 seconds.

Kent placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.62 seconds, while Tobin came in sixth place finishing with a time of 27.33.

Freshman Krista Fernandes (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle & Cassidy) finished in third place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.77. Senior Stephanie Fitzgerald (Coventry, Rhode Island/Coventry) placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 31-feet, 0.5-inches.

Senior Molly Hellman (Rumson, New Jersey/Rumson-Fairhaven Regional) finished sixth in the one mile run with a time of 5:26.50, establishing a school record as it is the first time the event has been run outdoors. Freshman Adrienne Santoro (North Attleboro, Massachusetts/Bishop Feehan) came in ninth in the one mile run in 5:32.33.

Stonehill is back in action next weekend when it competes at the 51st annual Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary University, in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Friday and Saturday.

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