Cardinals Repeat as 2nd-Place Team in Little 3 Meet Led by Geneva Jonathan '15 & Alexis Walker '16
Getting first-place efforts from Geneva Jonathan '15 (left side photo) in the 400m hurdles and Alexis Walker '16 (right side photo) in the 100m dash, Wesleyan repeated as the second-place finisher in the Little Three meet hosted by Williams Sat., April 20. Williams won the meet for the 28th consecutive year. Wesleyan defeated Amherst for the first time in nine seasons a year ago with an 18-point margin. This year, the difference between Wesleyan and Amherst was 35 points as the Cardinals collected 105 points to Amherst's 70. Williams totalled 187.
Wesleyan had 13 other top-three finishers in the meet. Idara Foster '15 complemented Walker in the 100m by taking second after she won the race last year. Walker was timed in :12.69 with Foster coming through in :12.74. Foster took third in the 200m as well. Geneva Jonathan also had a pair of runner-up postings in the 100m hurdles and the javelin. Her sister Orelia was second in the discus as well as third in the 400m hurdles and the shot put. Wesleyan's final second-place performance came from Kiley Kennedy '16 in the pole vault. Contributing additional third-place points to the Cardinals' cause were Sydney Cogswell '16 in the 400m, Julia Mark '13 in the 1500m, Chloe Lalonde '13 in the 5k, Leyna Donaldson '15 in the pole vault, and Abbie Neufeld '16 in the discus.
The Cardinals will put their talents to the test Sat., April 27 when the squad heads to Tufts for the annual NESCAC Championships.