HANOVER, N.H. – For the eighth straight year, it was the home team atop the women’s standings at the Dartmouth Relays inside Leverone Field House.
The Dartmouth women’s indoor track & field team claimed first place once again at its premier home meet of the season, posting 127 points Sunday afternoon. The Big Green women have now won every Dartmouth Relays dating back to 2011.
UMass was second with 90 points with Northeastern (79) and UMass Lowell (68) rounding out the top four.
• Sophomore Cha’Mia Rothwell cruised to victory with ease in the final of the 60m hurdles, crossing in 8.48. Rothwell also was the top qualifier in prelims, running an 8.81.
• Additionally, Rothwell was second in the long jump as her 5.71m on her fourth attempt was her best of the day. It was behind only Kerstin Darsney of UMass Lowell and her jump of 5.80m.
• Julia Valenti continues her impressive collegiate career in the pole vault, winning the event on this day as she managed to clear 3.80m on her third attempt, the only competitor to do so on Sunday.
• Brooke Brunet (2nd, 3.65m) Olivia Goodwin (4th, 3.50m), Catherine Rozalski (5th, 3.35m) and Shanthi Hiremath (6th, 3.20m) all finished in the scoring in the pole vault as well as the home team was dominant in the event.
• Freshman Kathryn Laskoski won the 400m in 58.41. Not far back was Kayla Gilding in third, finishing in 59.61 to record six points in addition to Laskoski’s 10.
• Lauren Archer was second overall and the top collegian in the mile, crossing in 4:59.02 to claim eight points.
• Nicole Deblasio was third in the 60m final, running a 7.88 and earning six points.
• Like Archer was in her respective event, Bridget O’Neill was second overall and the top collegiate runner in the 3000m. O’Neill posted a 9:53.47 to finish as the runner-up in the faster of the two heats that produced all five scoring times.
• Camille Landon was fourth in the high jump, clearing 5-5.0/1.65m on her second attempt at the height.
• The triple jump saw Folasade Akinfe finish third and add another six points to the team total. Akinfe’s best mark of the day came on her third attempt on the runway and was measured at 11.59m.
• Amelia Ali was second in the weight throw with a 16.51m toss to her credit, adding another eight points to the Big Green’s total.
• The day ended on a high note for the home team as the 4x400m relay team was victorious in 3:59.87, narrowly edging out the team from UMass.