BOSTON, MA -- The women's track and field team competed at the Joe Donahue Boston Indoor Games on Friday evening, January 27th. The team finished seventh overall with 43 points, behind Brown, Northeastern, Vermont, UMass Amherst, Holy Cross, and Wheaton.
In the jumps, Tanasia Hoffler '13 placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.63m, an improvement from her jump of 11.33m at Army and a season best. Hoffler also placed seventh in the long jump with a season best jump of 5.29m. In the pole vault, Jenna Adams '14 jumped 3.50m for third place.
In the throws, Elieen Becker '12 continued to improve in the shot put. Becker placed seventh with a throw of 12.15m to better her throw of 11.91m throw last weekend. Amina Avril '14 placed 12th in this event with a distance of 10.96m. Avril showed her strength in the weight throw, where she placed second with a throw of 17.15m. The third place throw following this dropped to 15.90m. Avril's throw is considerably over the provisional national qualifier of 15.75.
In the middle distance events, Brianne Mirecki '14 ran an impressive 2:59.30 in the 1000m for second place. This time qualifies her through Open New Englands. Olivia Delia '12 finished in 3:08.57, under the qualifying time for ECACs. In the 3000m, Kayleigh Kenny '14 placed seventh with a personal best time of 10:18.15, qualifying her through Open New Englands. Amelia Ortiz '15 also raced the 3k and qualified through ECACs with her time of 10:43.43. The Ephs raced a Distance Medley team for the first time this season and finished fifth with a time of 12:45.14.
In the shorter distances, there were many stand out performances in the 400m. Amanda Murashige '14 won her heat and placed 10th overall with her time of 1:00.26. Maya Harakawa '12 was just behind in 1:00.3 for 11th place overall. Dianna Mejia '15 ran a season best of 1:02.04. In the 500m, Rebecca Fine also won her heat and placed fifth with a time of 1:20.15, an improvement over her time of 1:22.22 at Army. In the 200m, Murashige ran a season best of 26.8 and hit the ECAC qualifying standard. Hayley Stewart '15 posted a time of 27.14 and Annie Lynch '14 ran a 27.07, both of which qualify for Division III New Englands.