Three School Records Fall During Final Two Indoor Meets Thanks to Sierra Livious '14 (Pentathlon), Julia Frieze '12 (500m) & 4x400m Relay
Sierra Livious '14 (photo insert right side) and the 4x400m relay quartet of (main photo by Joe Wassink, L to R) Kimora Brock '15, Julia Frieze '12, Heidi Hirvonen '15 and Ambrosia Smith '15 produced three school records over the final two weeks of the regular season as the indoor track season has come to a near conclusion.
At Boston University during the New England Open Fri.-Sat., Feb. 24-25, Livious racked up 3,157 points in the pentathon to eclipse the Wesleyan record by 30 points, set in 1995. She finished ninth in the event as Wesleyan's lone competitor in the meet. As a result, Wesleyan did not score. Livious' pentathlon result ranks 13th nationally in Division III, putting her on the cusp of NCAA Championships qualification, which takes place at Grinnell Fri.-Sat., March 9-10.
During the final regular-season activity, the ECAC Division III meet at Armory in New York City Fri.-Sat., March 2-3, two more school records were reset as Frieze took second in the 500m with a 1:17.04 clocking, breaking a 26-year-old mark. Frieze also was part of the aformentioned 4x400m relay that ran a school-record 3:58.37 to take fifth place. Other point-getters, as Wesleyan picked up 22 to place 12th of 57 scoring teams, were Brock in the 500m (5th), Ceili Brennan '13 in the 1000m (4th) and Livious in the shot put (8th).
Livious came within 49 points of the Wesleyan record in the pentathlon
during the New England Division III Meet at Smith Fri.-Sat., Feb. 17-18 as she collected 3078 points to place fifth. She also challenged
the school mark in the shot put as her 39-9 1/4 toss placed her sixth
and came within 7.5 inches of the Wesleyan standard established in 2006. While Livious accounted for seven of the Cardinals' 16 team points at
the N.E. Div. III meet, five more came from the effort of the 4x400m
relay, which was clocked in a solid time of 4:02.90, placing the
quartet of in fourth place. Brock also added three points when she
tied for fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5-0 1/4. Wesleyan's final
point was a result of Olivia Grant's '15 eighth-place performance in
the 60m dash (:08.16).