Pole Vault, High Jump, 4x100m Highlight Women’s Track & Field at Division III New Englands

Xandria Korn

Williamstown, MA --- Senior Carley Dykstra (Andover, NJ) tied for second in the pole vault while the WPI women's track & field team tied for 15th at the 2019 NCAA Division III New England Championships.

Host Williams won the team title with 111 points, followed by MIT (101.5) and Rhode Island College (65). Bowdoin and Trinity tied for fifth with 50 points. The Engineers racked up 10 of their 19 points in the pole vault. WPI shared the spot with NEWMAC foe Wheaton.  

Both Dykstra and freshman Bridget Wirtz (Branford, CT) cleared 11-6.25 but the tiebreakers saw the Engineers take second and sixth, respectively. Senior Xandria Korn (Woodinville, WA) added a third-place clearance of 5-4.25 in the high jump.

Rounding out the All-New England performances was the 4x100-meter relay. The quartet consisting of sophomore Arden Tanner (Ventura, CA), senior Michelle Gencorelli (Andover, MA), freshman Katherine Pawlak (Westford, MA) and freshman Janelle Knight (Santa Barbara, CA) collaborated to hand in a time of 48.83.

The 4x800-meter relay comprised of senior Katie Nugent (Huntington Station, NY), freshman Mary Scrivanich (Old Tappan, NJ), freshman Emma Hartzel (Littleton, MA) and junior Callie Schadt (Brewster, MA) came home ninth in a time of 9:44.74.

Other notables include senior Steffany Halfrey (Hubbardston, MA) with a 12:04.18 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and sophomore Elizabeth Kirschner (South Hamilton, MA) who competed in the two-day heptathlon. In addition to accumulating 3,181 points, Kirschner placed third in the shot put with a PR of 31-8 and ran a personal-best 28.01 in the 200-meter dash.

Select student-athletes head to the NEICAAA (All-New England, All-Divisions) Championships this weekend.