Season in Review: 2018 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

Season in Review: 2018 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

Schedule/Results | Updated Outdoor Records | Team Photo 

Six individual medals at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships from May 4-6 highlighted another strong campaign for the Franklin & Marshall women's track and field team that saw the team finish sixth-place at Champs.

Alyssa Ward '18 brought home four individual medals over the weekend on the way to being named the CC Field Performer of the Year for the second year in a row. The senior medaled in all three jumping events and took home silver in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.85 seconds. Ward repeated gold in both the triple jump (11.37m) and the high jump (1.65m), resetting the program record for the latter. She rounded out the jumping events with a bronze medal in the long jump with a distance of 5.47m. The senior competed at the Penn Relays for the first time, finishing 15th in the triple jump (11.62m), among primarily DI competitors, with a distance of 11.62m. Ward was named to U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Region Team for the high jump and triple jump.

F&M's throwers reigned supreme at CC Champs as Najee Mendes '18 brought home silver in the hammer throw (37.80m) and Lindsey Powers '19 finished second in the shot put (12.46m).

Ward closed out her career with two silver medals at the ECAC Championships from May 16-17 in both the triple jump (11.61m) and the high jump (1.57m).

Other season highlights include the best team finish of second-place out of 11 teams at the Blue Jay Tune Up on April 28. Ward finished first (13.10) in the 100-meter dash while Kaitlin Muccio '19 took second with a time of 13.59. Caylie Privitere '21 earned silver in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a 13:28.11 finish.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Grace Adams '18, Emma Frazier '21, Privitere, and Kathleen McCutcheon '18 took second with a time of 4:34.67. Frazier and Sophie Worthy '20 led the distance runners, with Frazier coming in third in the 800-meter run (2:28.57) and Worthy taking third in the 5,000-meter run (21:14.40).