Packard Fourth at NCAA Track & Field Championships, Secures Third All-America Honor

Packard Fourth at NCAA Track & Field Championships, Secures Third All-America Honor

La Crosse, WI --- Sophomore Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) became a three-time All-America, this time with a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Packard, who was seventh at the 2017 outdoor meet and third at the 2018 indoor meet, handed in a 2:09.65 which was 1.4 seconds better than a year ago. Emily Richards (Ohio Northern) cruised to a third consecutive title and set the stadium record with a time of 2:04.22. Phoebe Aguiar (Macalister) was second (2:07.22) and Annalise Wagner (Wash U) was third (2:07.86).

The sophomore leads all WPI honorees on the track and ties high jumper Julie Eagle for second all-time, and is one shy of high jumper Laura Pumphrey. It is also the sixth consecutive outdoor meet the Engineers have boasted an All-America and it is the women's program's 11th overall for head coach Brian Chabot.