Berry ’19 wins three times at NESCAC track & field championships

Berry ’19 wins three times at NESCAC track & field championships

The Hamilton College Continentals competed at the 2019 NESCAC Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Middlebury College's Dragone Complex. The Hamilton women recorded four top-three finishes and ended up in sixth place in the team standings.

Cat Berry '19 won conference titles in the 200-meter and 400-meter dash. She finished with a time of 58.22 seconds in the 400 meters and then defended her 2018 conference title in the 200 meters with a time of 25.60 seconds. She earned all-NESCAC honors for the third straight year. Berry also ran the second leg of Hamilton's winning 4x100-meter relay.

The Continentals' 400-meter relay of McKela Kanu '22, Berry, Marie Steiner '20 and Diamond Jackson '21 crossed the finish line in 49.31 seconds and the quartet earned all-conference acknowledgement. The foresome broke the program record earlier this spring with a time of 48.26 seconds.

Steiner placed third in the 200 meters in 26.10 seconds and fourth in the 100 meters in 12.29 seconds and earned all-NESCAC recognition in the 200. Berry set the 100-meter program record of 12.20 seconds last season.

Hamilton's 1,600-meter relay of Lundin, Berry, Steiner and Caitlin McHugh '20 finished seventh with a time of 4:11.62. The 3,200-meter relay of Brigit Humphreys '21, Liza Greene '22, Natasha Lane '21 and Kate Labosky '22 placed eighth (10:06.92).

Mary Lundin '19 ran a season-best time of 2:15.87 in the 800-meter run and finished fourth. Grace Heller '19 placed seventh in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 38:05.57, and Maisie Merz '21 posted an eighth-place time of 12:35.23 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

The Continentals travel to SUNY Cortland for the 2019 All-Atlantic Region Track & Field Conference Outdoor Championships on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16.