Womens Track and Field

Two School Record Fall as Women's Track Places Second in Annual Little Three Meet

Sierra Livious '14 (main photo) broke the Wesleyan record in the shot put while finishing a very close second in the event during the Little Three meet hosted by the Cardinals Sat., April 21.  With a toss of 39-10, Livious nipped the existing record by just 1/2 inch as Christine Lotze set the mark 28 years ago.  Also coming through with a school mark despite placing second was the 4x400m relay squad of Julia Frieze '12 (photo insert lower right), Heidi Hirvonen '15, Geneva Jonathan '15 and Kimora Brock '15 as they came through with a time of 4:01.06, eclipsing the old record set in 2001 by 0.80 seconds. 

In addition to the record-setting performances, the Cardinals had three first-place finishes as Idara Foster '15 captured the 100m dash (:12.85) while Hannah Zimmerman '13 (photo insert upper right) ran away from the field in the 5000m as her winning effort of 18:21.90 bettered the field by more than 40 seconds.  Livious showed her versatility by winning the javelin (67-11) while also finishing third in the long jump (17-0 1/2). 

In the final team scoring, Williams racked up 158 points for the title.  Wesleyan placed second with 109 while Amherst took third with 91.

Wesleyan will put its talent to work at Bates Sat., April 28 when the team ventures to maine for the ever competitive NESCAC Championships in its next affair.