HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s track & field team third second at the 2018 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship inside Leverone Field House on Sunday.
Led by the Female Field Performer of the Meet sophomore Cha'Mia Rothwell and her two event titles and a second-place finish, the Green and White posted 96 team points. It marked the second straight year in which Rothwell was honored with the individual meet accolade.
Penn won the team title with 137 points. Harvard jumped over the Big Green in the final event of the day as the Crimson took second with 105.
• Rothwell allowed her 60m hurdles Dartmouth and Ivy League record of 8.28 from Saturday’s preliminary heat to last less than 24 hours as she ran an 8.20 in Sunday’s final. In breaking the record, she cruised to her second straight Ivy League title in the event, blowing away the field as the second-place runner crossed in 8.55.
• Not only was Rothwell’s time a new program and conference standard, it is also the fastest time in New England history, besting former British Olympian Sharon Colyear’s 37-year old mark of 8.21 set in 1981 as a member of Boston University.
• Rothwell would go on to take second in the 200m in 23.90 to add another eight points to her personal total that would cap out on the weekend at 28, more than any other student-athlete. She would finish the meet as a two-time First-Team All-Ivy League honoree (Long Jump, 60mH) and a second teamer in the 200m. She now has four indoor titles in her first two years as she repeated in both the 60mH and long jump as a sophomore in 2018.
• Picking up 14 incredibly crucial points late in the afternoon were Maria Garman and Camille Landon in the high jump, helping move the Green and White up into second place for the time being.
• Garman took second in the high jump, clearing 1.77m/5-09.75 on her first attempt. Landon —a freshman — was third after making it over the bar at the same height on her third try.
• Bridget O’Neill just missed out on All-Ivy honors with a third-place finish in the mile, crossing in 4:51.15 and earning six points. Lauren Sapone was fifth in the mile final and added two points thanks to her 4:53.18.
• Abby Livingston was another Big Green runner who missed all-league recognition by one spot as she too claimed third in the 800m, running a 2:10.64 and earning six points. Annalisa Crowe was sixth in 2:13.02.
• In the 1000m, Bridget Flynn claimed fourth place and four points as she turned in a 2:49.90 performance.
• A gutsy showing from Julia Stevenson in the 5000m also resulted in a fourth-place finish as the sophomore crossed the line in 16:29.43.
• The Distance Medley Relay team kept the trend of finishing fourth going as the quartet of O’Neill, Livingston, Flynn and Kathryn Laskoski combined to run an 11:40.44.
• Finishing fourth also applied to field events as Amelia Ali added four points to the Dartmouth total with a throw of 17.15m/56-3.25.
• Breaking with tradition, the Green moved up to third in the 4x800m with an 8:53.52 and six key points late in the afternoon.
• With a one-point lead for second place heading into the final race of the day, Dartmouth’s 4x800m relay team ran a 3.51.88. However, Harvard won the event on 3:43.85 and leapt back over the Big Green to finish the meet second.
1. Penn | 137
2. Harvard | 105
3. Dartmouth | 96
4. Columbia | 80
5. Cornell | 75
6. Princeton | 65
7. Brown | 47
8. Yale | 15