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Women's Track and Field Performs at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational

Women's Track and Field Performs at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational

Boston, Mass. - February 15, 2020 - The Springfield College women's track and field program had a number of student-athletes put together impressive showings in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University over the weekend. 

Springfield went up against some of the best  Division I, II, and IIIstudent-athletes in the meet.

Starting off the day in the 60 meter hurdles, Katherine Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) finished with a time of 9.65 for the Pride, while Elizabeth Herlihy (Shelton, Conn.) posted a 10.13 finish. 

In the 800 meter run, Abigail Murdock (Westerly, R.I.) and Emory Fairchild (New Milford, Conn.) competed in the event for Springfield, finishing with final times of 2:28.76 and 2:31.32, respectively. Murdock's finish proved to be a season best in the event. Murdock also ran the 500 meter dash and finished with a 1:27.29 in the event while Fairchild ran a 5:33.83 time in one mile for Springfield. In the 1000 meter run, Maura Murphy (Ridgefield, Conn.) clocked in a 3:17.08 time for the Pride, and to round out the distance events, Heather Fontaine (Brimfield, Mass.) was impressive with an eight-second personal record of 10:39.41. 

Sydney Fackrell (Hamburg, N.J.) sprinted to a 8.16 finish in the 60 meter for Springfield's fastest time while Caroline Ridgewell (Paxton, Mass.) contributed a 8.33 finish. Ridgewell finished with a 26.45 in the 200 meter while Fackrell followed with a 26.52 in the event. In the 400 meter dash, Ashley Consolini (Southwick, Mass.) clocked a 1:03.44. 

In the pole vault, Emily Racana (Rotterdam, N.Y.) cleared 10-06.25 for the best finish by a Division III student-athlete in the event, while in the high jump, Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam, Mass.) tied for fourth with a 5-05.00 height, which was the second best finish by a Division III student-athlete in the event. Chloe Dewhurst (Lancaster, Mass.) also jumped 5-03.00 flat for the Pride. Matlyn Gross (Altamont, N.Y.) had a strong showing in the triple jump as the first-year cleared 36-02.75 for the second-best distance from a Division III student-athlete, and in the shot put, Mikaela LoPriore (Niantic, Conn.) launched a 38-08.75 distance for the Pride. 

Springfield will host the Triangle Classic next weekend on Saturday, February 22.

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