Hamilton women smash three school records at Cornell Invite

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

The Hamilton College Continentals finished in the top five in eight events at Cornell University's 2019 Marc Deneault Indoor Invitational on Saturday.

No team scores were kept at the meet, which featured teams from all three NCAA divisions.

The day was highlighted by the new owners of three program records: Cat Berry '19, Kyandreia Jones '19 and Mary Lundin '19.  

Berry captured first place in both the 200- and 400-meter dash. Her 200-meter time of 25.98 seconds outlasted a Division I runner from Binghamton University by 0.37 seconds. She broke her own school record (59.20) in the 400 with a career-best time of 58.24 seconds, blowing away the runner-up by nearly three seconds.

Jones raced to a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles and a career-best time of 9.85 seconds as she improved her previous school record of 9.97 seconds.

Lundin rounded out the record breakers by taking ownership of a 4-year-old program record in the 600 meters. Lundin's time of 1:38.63 bests the previous record held by Mattie Seamans '18 by 2.68 seconds. Two weeks ago, Lundin broke a 13-year-old program record in the 500 meters.

Caitlin McHugh '20, Diamond Jackson '21, Liza Greene '22 and Natasha Lane '21 joined forces for a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay (4:16.47).

Jackson led the field event athletes by finishing in fifth place in the triple jump with a leap of 10.06 meters. Emily Steates '19 placed sixth with a distance of 4.72 meters in the long jump.

Haley Driscoll '21 and Brigit Humphreys '21 both placed fifth in their respective events. Driscoll crossed the finish line in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 20:03.13, and Humphrey had a time of 3:05.25 in the 1,000-meter run. Alanna McGill '21 placed sixth in the 400 meters (1:02.33).

Next up for Hamilton is Boston University's Last Chance Qualifier on Sunday, Feb. 24.