Hamilton women win 4 events in Continental Indoor Invitational

Maisie Mertz ’21 and Mary Lundin '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Maisie Mertz ’21 and Mary Lundin '19 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College women's track and field team finished in the top three in 15 events, including four first-place finishes, in the non-team scoring 2019 Continental Indoor Invitational at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Friday night.

Cat Berry '19 was Hamilton's lone double winner. Berry captured first place in the 60-meter dash final with a time of 8.04 seconds and grabbed the top spot in the 200-meter dash in 26.31 seconds. Berry owns the school record in both events.

Andrea Shipton '22 topped the pole vault field by surpassing 3.15 meters.

Three Continentals finished in the top five in the 800 meters. Mary Lundin '19 paced the field with a time of 2:21.07, Liza Greene '22 placed third (2:31.33) and Natasha Lane '21 was fifth (2:32.95).

Brigit Humphreys '21 recorded a personal-best time of 5:20.10 and finished second in the mile run. Maisie Merz '21 (3:24.31), Emily Dunetz '22 (3:26.25) and Amanda Johnson '21 (3:36.95) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1,000-meter run.

Grace Heller '19 and Andy Uribe '19 finished back-to-back in the 5,000-meter run. Heller crossed the finish line in second place at 18:37.08, just .34 seconds shy of Eva Keohane from Division II Le Moyne College, and Uribe placed third (20:14.76).

Kyandreia Jones '19 seized third place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.38, an event that she holds the school record. Jones recorded a faster time of 10.27 seconds in the preliminary heats. Alanna McGill '22 landed in third place in the 500 meters (1:24.78), and Katie Cronin '21 also finished third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:42.32.

Hamilton's Mia Schiel '22 legged out a second-place finish in the 1,600-meter relay and finished .09 seconds faster than the team in third place. Greene, Lundin and Humphreys were also part of the relay.

In the 800-meter relay, Hamilton's "A" team placed second and the "B" team finished third. Berry, Diamond Jackson '21, Victoria Dunn '22 and Willa Rose '19 finished in 1:52.13. McKela Kanu '22, Caitlin McHugh '20, McGill and Emily Steates '19 crossed the line in 1:56.41.

Hamilton attends Utica College's Pioneer Open on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m.