Women's track & field places third at league championships

Liz Wahl '10
Liz Wahl '10

Hamilton College athletes placed in the top three in six events and the Continentals finished third at the Liberty League indoor track & field championships at St. Lawrence University's Newell Field House on Feb. 14.

The Continentals scored a total of 77 points. St. Lawrence amassed 181.50 points and captured the team title. The top two finishers in each individual event and the winning relays earn a spot on the all-league team.

Liz Wahl '10 led the way with a pair of top-two finishes for Hamilton. Wahl sprinted to first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.16 seconds, and took second in the 55-meter dash in 7.73 seconds. She automatically qualified for the state championship meet in the 200.

Akilah Bond '09 recorded the Continentals' only other event victory with a mark of 11.01 meters (36-feet-1½) in the triple jump. Bond also finished fourth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.84 seconds. Danica Wuelfing '10 was fourth in the triple jump and Rebecca Yaguda '09 ended up sixth with distances of 9.96 (32-feet-8¼) and 9.66 meters (31-feet-8½), respectively.

Yaguda tied for second place in the pole vault as she cleared 2.93 meters (9-feet-7¼), and Lauren Peters-Collaer '11 took third in the high jump with a height of 1.50 meters (4-feet-11). Both athletes qualified for the state meet.

Gen Flanders '09 finished third in the mile run in 5:36.29 and was fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:58.55. Abby Jones '09 was right behind Flanders in the 5,000 meters in 20:06.09.

Hamilton competes in Cornell University's Denault Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m.

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