Women's Track Generates Four Individual Place-Winning Efforts in NESCAC Championships - Sierra Livious '14 is All-N.E. & All-ECAC in Heptathlon
Hannah Zimmerman '13 (main photo) highlighted the Cardinals' performance in the annual NESCAC Championships Sat., April 30, held at Wesleyan for the first time since 2001. Zimmerman was one of four Cardinals to generate a top-eight individual finish by copping fourth in the 10k event. Her time was a sound 38:27.72. Julia Mark '13 also picked up team points for Wesleyan in the event as she placed seventh.
Sierra Livious '14 (photo insert lower left) had the sixth-place throw in the shot put to add to the Cardinals' point total. The final individual to gain a top-eight finsih was Kathryn Kulowski in the high jump with a leap of 5-1, her best of the season.
Two Cardinal relays were good for seventh place, those being the 4x400m relay of Julia Frieze '12, Livious, Sydney Morgan '14 and Lia Monti '13 and the 4x800m relay of Julia Mark '13, Ceili Brennan '13, Jess Levin '11 and Nicole Lepre '13. As a team, Wesleyan placed ninth with 15 points.
The squad sent a contingent to MIT for the New England Division III meet Thurs.-Sat., May 5-7 for its next action. There Livious competed in the heptathlon and finished seventh to give the Cardinals two scoring points. As a result, Wesleyan tied for 27th of 29 scoring teams. With 3841 points, Livious had four top-six finishes among the 20 competitors in the heptathlon, including a first-place effort in the shot put by almost three feet and third place in the 200m dash. She earned all-New England Div. III honors with her performance.
Wesleyan was in action at the New England Open meet at Southern Conn. Thurs.-Sat., May 12-14, but no Cardinal placed in an event. Zimmerman was the top Wesleyan finisher, coming in 20th in the 5k. The team closed out the season Thurs.-Fri., May 19-20 at Moravian in the ECAC Div. III meet. Livious again picked up points in the heptathlon, finishing sixth of 12 with 3815 points. Her three team points put Wesleyan in a tie for 50th of 56 teams and earned her all-ECAC honors.