Women's Track & Field Finishes 34th at 51st Colonial Relays

Freshman Courtney Daggett placed eighth in the high jump championship today with a height of 5-feet, 3-inches.


Daggett finishes eighth in high jump during day three

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 3, 2016) – The Stonehill College women's track & field team, ranked first in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) East Region Computer Rankings, compiled five points against mainly division I competition on its way to a 34th place finish at the 51st Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary University, at Zable Stadium today.

Freshman Courtney Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro) placed eighth in the high jump championship with a height of 5-feet, 3-inches to earn Stonehill a point towards its total, while classmate Ashley Daggett (Attleboro, Massachusetts/Attleboro) finished fourth in the University Division high jump clearing 5-feet, 1-inches.

Freshman Makenzie Cyr (Douglas, Massachusetts/Douglas) led a pair of entries in the University Division 5000-meter run placing 14th with a time of 18:26.22, while junior Alexandra Grimaldo (Marlborough, Massachusetts/Marlborough) finished in 23rd place, clocking in at 18:42.49.

Stonehill's 4x800 meter relay team provided the best finish of the day for the Skyhawk relay teams, as it placed 18th overall out of 31 teams with a time of 9:30.44. Senior Erin Carberry (Milton, Massachusetts/Thayer Academy) ran the lead leg, followed by junior Alexandra Buonfiglio (Lynnfield, Massachusetts/Lynnfield), freshman Jillian Caiazzi (Marlborough, Massachusetts/Marlborough) and junior Aisha McAdams (North Kingstown, Rhode Island/North Kingstown) ran the anchor leg.

Stonehill placed 34th overall with five total points at the conclusion of the 51st Colonial Relays. Rutgers University finished in first place with 92 points, while Bucknell University finished in second with 81.50.   

Stonehill's 4x400 meter relay team consisting of seniors Jordan Gray (Warwick, Rhode Island/Toll Gate), Jeana Esernio (Stony Brook, New York/Ward Melville), freshman Krista Fernandes (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle & Cassidy) and senior Leanne Kent (North Andover, Massachusetts/Central Catholic) finished with a time of 4:00.10, which was good for 19th place out of 38 entries.

Senior Trisha Pierson (East Hanover, New Jersey/Hanover Park) placed 12th in the discus throw championship with a distance of 124-feet, 11-inches. Pierson also competed in the shot put where she finished in 26th place with a heave of 35-feet, 10-inches. Junior Gaelin Farrell (Baldwinville, Massachusetts/Narragansett Regional) also competed in the shot put and came in 19th place with a throw of 37-feet, .50-inches.


Other Stonehill highlights include:

Stonehill's 4x100 meter relay team finished 21st out of 34 entries with a time of 50.34 seconds. Junior Tulie Finley-Moise (Lexington, Massachusetts/Lexington) ran the lead leg, followed by sophomore Emily Polvere (Somers, New York/Somers), and freshmen Hannah Ameen (Andover, Massachusetts/Andover) and Olivia Dexter (East Calais, Vermont/U-32) ran the anchor.

The 1600 sprint medley relay team of Kent, Fernandes, Polvere and senior Molly Hellman (Rumson, New Jersey/Rumson-Fairhaven Regional) placed 23rd out of 31 teams with a time of 4:21.19.

Stonehill will head to Springfield, Mass. next weekend for the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by American International College at the John G. Hoyt Track & Field Complex.

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