NEW YORK – The Dartmouth women’s track & field team sits third after one day of competition at the 2017 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championship at The Armory.
The Big Green have 24 points and trail only Harvard (40) and Princeton (39), while holding a slight lead over fourth-place Penn (23.33).
- Freshman Cha'Mia Rothwell picked the perfect time to set a new Dartmouth record in the long jump as she won the event with a distance of 20-3.0/6.17m. That figure ranks as the sixth best in Heps history and the eighth-best mark in Ivy League history. It had been seven years since anyone eclipsed the 20-foot mark in the event.
- Freshman Julia Valenti tied for third in the pole vault, clearing 12-7.5/3.85m on her first try. Splitting with Marlena Sabatino of Harvard, Valenti picked up five points for the Big Green.
- Sophomore Amelia Ali was third in the weight throw. Ali earned six points in the team standings as her fourth throw measured 60-9.25/18.52m, setting a new record with the distance.
- The pentathlon saw sophomore Marina Garman (3588) and senior Miranda Lawson (3402) each pick up points. Garman was fifth and earned two points, while sixth-place Lawson earned one.
- Rothwell will be moving on in the 60m hurdles after a record-setting performance in Saturday’s prelims. Rothwell broke her own school record and set a new Heps record in the process, running an 8.37 to head into Sunday’s final heat as the top qualifier. The top-six times in prelims were all achieved by freshmen.
- Additionally, Rothwell earned the final qualifying spot in the 60m, running a 7.56 to take eighth. That time was a little more than a tenth of a second better than the ninth-place runner, securing her spot in a second final Sunday.
- Helen Schlachtenhaufen will head into the final of the mile with a target on her back. Last year’s champion in the event, the senior posted a 4:45.59 to earn the top-qualifier honor, doing so more than five seconds ahead of the next-closest individual.
- Sophomore Nicole Deblasio will run Sunday in the 200m final after posting a 24.79 in the preliminary heat Saturday, taking seventh.
- Katy Sprout secured the final spot in the 400m final. The senior took eighth as she ran a 57.51 to narrowly edge out her competition for that last place in the scoring race.
- The final of the 800m will see a pair of Big Green harriers as junior Bridget Flynn (2:09.87/5th) and sophomore Alexa Jennings (2:10.91/8th) secured berths.
- Like the 800m, the 500m will also feature a Dartmouth duo. Freshman Claire Dougherty (1:14.49/6th) and senior Aliyah Gallup (1:15.91/8th) will move on for a chance at an individual title and team points.
- Bridget O'Neill was fifth in the 1000m. The junior’s 2:50.76 was good enough for an automatic berth into the event final.
The Big Green will have several more competing Sunday for a shot at moving up the leaderboard. The entirety of Sunday’s meet will be carried live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
1) Harvard 40
2) Princeton 39
3) Dartmouth 24
4) Penn 23.33
5) Columbia 16.33
6) Brown 6.33
7) Cornell 4
8) Yale 2