Jackson ’21 qualifies for regionals; Berry ’19 improves two records

Diamond Jackson '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Diamond Jackson '21 (Josh McKee photo)

Members of the Hamilton College women's track and field team traveled to Boston on Sunday to compete in Boston University's 2019 Last Chance Indoor Qualifier, which featured competitors from all three NCAA divisions.

With the 2019 All-Atlantic Region Track & Field Conference Indoor Championships next weekend, the meet was the last chance for athletes to hit necessary qualifying marks in their respective events. Ithaca College is the championship host this year and the two-day event kicks off on Friday, March 1 in Ithaca, N.Y.

Cat Berry '19 improved her own program records in both the 200- and 400-meter dash. Berry shaved 0.43 seconds off her 200-meter time for a program record of 25.32 seconds and eliminated 1.13 seconds from her 400-meter performance for a record time of 57.11 seconds. Her time in the 400 ranks her 11th in all of Division III.

Diamond Jackson '21 achieved a regional qualifying mark in the triple jump with a personal-best bound of 10.79 meters. Jackson also recorded a time of 27.18 seconds in the 200 meters and kicked off Hamilton's 4x400-meter relay that finished in 4:16.16. Mary Lundin '19, Liza Greene '22 and Caitlin McHugh '20 were also part of that relay.

Lundin, Greene and Brigit Humphreys '21 all achieved personal-best times. Lundin crossed the finish line with a time of 2:14.93 in the 800-meter run and Greene finished at 2:24.76, and Humphreys completed the mile run in 5:13.07. Grace Heller '19 raced to a time of 10:38.76 in the 3,000-meter run, and Andrea Shipton '22 recorded a height of 2.91 meters in the pole vault.