Five Winners for Women's Track and Field at the Engineers Cup

Liz Pellegrini

Cambridge, MA --- Five different athletes won events Saturday for the WPI Women's Track and Field team at the Engineers Cup hosted by MIT.   WPI placed second in the three-team event, scoring 98 points to finish behind host MIT and ahead of Rensselaer. 

WPI had a pair of school records with Laura Pumphrey (East Hampton, CT) breaking her own school record while winning the high jump with a height of 5-7.25 and Kelsie Lazaro (Somerset, MA) eclipsing her own standard en route  to winning the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:04.66.  Julie Eagle (Rock Island, IL) gave the Engineers a 1-2 finish in high jump with a height of 1.66 meters while Liz Pellegrini (Worcester, MA) was third in the 400 hurdles (1:07.27). 

Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA) was a double-winner for the Crimson and Gray.  The senior captured the 100 meters in a time of 12.20 before posting a winning time of 26.46 in the 200 meters.  Maya Rhinehart (Springfield, MA) helped WPI gain valuable points in the 100 with a third place time of 12.80.  Also reaching the winner's circle was Adrianna Davis (Chelmsford, MA), who took first in the 100 meter high hurdles (15.05).

WPI was strong in the throwing events with Andrea Caprio (Tewksbury, MA) and Jenny Wallace (Holden, MA) going 2-3 in the javelin with distances of 35.96 and 35.88 meters respectively and Kimi Joback (Bedford, NH) placing second on  the hammer throw (42.47 meters).  Rookie Julie Tevenan (Weymouth, MA) was third in the 1500 meters, crossing the finish line in 4:53.33.

The Engineers received five fourth place showings including Rhinehart in the 200 meters (27.35), Pumphrey in the 100 meter hurdles (16.04), Taylor Llodra (Longmeadow, MA) in the 400 meter hurdles (1:14.01), Lauren Richard (Plymouth, MA) in the triple jump (9.80 meters) and Kate Piotrowicz (Kensington, CT) in the discus (31.38 meters). 

In the relays, the Crimson and Gray placed second in the 4x100 meters with Rhinehart, Lauren Richard, Alex Price (Franklin, MA) and Anne Harris (Hamburg, NY) posting a time of 51.82. 

WPI heads to Springfield next Saturday for a tri-meet with the Coast Guard and the host Pride.