Three women's track & field records fall at Colgate Invitational

Cat Berry '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Cat Berry '19 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College captured the team title in the seven-team 2018 Colgate University Class of '32 Track & Field Invitational at Sanford Field House on Saturday.

The Continentals racked up 215 points as the hosts were runners-up with 131 and Le Moyne College finished third with 82 points. The Hamilton women set three program records during the meet.

Cat Berry '19 was part of two of those records. She broke her own record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.03 seconds in the preliminary heats and then took first place in the final in 8.06 seconds. Berry also anchored the record-setting 4x400-meter relay that finished first and posted a time of 4:08.24. Hanna Jerome '18, Mary Lundin '19 and Brigit Humphreys '21 made up the rest of the relay. Berry added a win in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 26.03 seconds.

Caitlin McHugh '20 and Karina Bayrakdarian '21 earned team points in the 200 meters as McHugh was seventh in 29.08 seconds and Bayrakdarian was close behind in eighth place with a time of 29.12 seconds. Bayrakdarian claimed first place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.19 seconds for her first collegiate victory.

Jerome boasted the other program record as she took first place in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:58.43. Lundin was right behind in second place and a time of 2:59.54.

Leigh Gelotte '19 grabbed first place in the 500-meter dash (1:32.92) and Grace Heller '19 won the 3,000-meter run (10:32.42). Erin Schwartz '20 was fifth in the 3,000 meters (11:29.49) and Courtney Brunet '20 finished sixth (11:31.67).

Humphreys was runner-up in the 800-meter run (2:21.86) -- just two-tenths of a second behind the winner -- and Michaela Guinee '18 landed in third place (2:22.07). Elizabeth Perry '18 ended up in second place in the mile run (5:30.38) and McHugh was fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:05.88).

Emily Hull '18 and Lucy Brinkman '21 led the Continentals in the field events as Hull won the 20-pound weight throw with a distance of 13.39 meters (43 feet, 11.25 inches) and Brinkman recorded a height of 2.75 meters (9 feet, 0.25 inches). Jane Nealey '21 was third in the weight throw in 11.15 meters (36 feet, 7 inches).

Emily Steates '19 took second place in the triple jump with a mark of 9.95 meters (32 feet, 7.75 inches) and finished third in the long jump with a leap of 4.88 meters (16 feet, 0.25 inches). Sophie Tawney '21 claimed third place in the shot put with a distance of 10.20 meters (33 feet, 5.75 inches) and Gelotte was fifth in the high jump with a height of 1.42 meters (4 feet, 7.75 inches).

Hamilton competes in the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagle Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 17.