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Cardinals Place 1-3 in the 400M Dash at the MIT Invitational

Photo by Paul Brandon
Photo by Paul Brandon

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Wesleyan University women's track and field team competed in the MIT Invitational on Saturday at the MIT Indoor Track. The Cardinals excelled in the 400m dash as their runners were able to capture the top three times overall. A few Cardinals distnace runners also took the trip to Boston University's Valentine Invitational on Friday evening.


  • Julia Mitchell '19 and Christina Hebner '17 both set new PRs in the mile run, with Mitchell recording a 5:13.75 and Hebner running 5:15.46. Both times are qualifying performances for the New England Division III Championships, and Mitchell's time is also an ECAC Championships qualifier.
  • Molly Schassberger '17 also came away with a new PR in the 5000m, running 17:42.03 to take third in her heat. She was fourth overall among Division III runners, and the time currently places her 26th on the Division III national list.  She qualified for New England DIII's, ECAC's, and the Open New England Championships with this performance.


  • Allegra Fils-Aime '19 finished in fifth place in the first heat of the 200m dash with a time of 27.09, which would be good enough for sixth place overall. 
  • Ellie Martin '16 would win her heat in the 200m dash, and her time of 27.12 would give her seventh overall. 
  • The Cardinals captured the top three time in the 400m dash as Jenny Aguiar '19 (59.88), Sarah Swenson '18 (1:01.34) and Alexandra Dibrindisi (1:02.21) capture the top three spots respectively. 
  • In the 600m run the Cardinals placed first and third overall as  sophomore Aida Julien's time of 1:41.92 was good enough for first, while Hannah Goodman '16 was able to capture third place with a time of 1:44.41.
  • Senior Sydney Cogswell captured first overall in the 800m run with a time of 2:25.36, while freshman Claudia Schatz won her heat with a time if 2:32.28 which gave her an overall finish of ninth place.
  • Morgan Findley '18 captured third place in the 5,000 run with a time of 19:35.82.
  • In the women's mile, Carina Flaherty '19 went to the front of the race early on and ran unchallenged all the way, winning her heat in 6:03.28. 
  •  Freshman Katie Maehl captured fifth place in the high jumps with a mark of 1.57m.
  •  In the pole vault, senior Kiley Kennedy came in ninth place with a mark of 3.20m.


  • The Cardinals return to action on Friday, Feb. 19 as they compete in the New England D3 Championship at Middlebury College.