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Women's Track & Field Shines at Elmer Swanson Invitational

Photo by Geoff Bolte, Clarus Studios
Photo by Geoff Bolte, Clarus Studios

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women's track and field team hosted the Elmer Swanson Invitational on Saturday, which included Nichols College and Salve Regina University. The Cardinals won nine events on the day and earned 30 top-10 finishes.


  • Jenny Aguiar '19 highlighted the day for Wesleyan as she took home two first-place finishes. The junior won the 200- and 400-meter runs with times of 26.71 and 58.34, respectively. Additionally, the Cardinals claimed four of the top-five spots in the 200-meter, as well as the top-four positions in the 400-meter.
  • In the 800, Julia Mitchell '19 claimed first as she crossed the finish line in 2:27.11.
  • Sara Pinsonault '20 paced the Cardinals in the 1,500-meter as she won the event with a time of 4:54.36. Wesleyan won the top-four spots.
  • Rounding out the top track events for the home team was the 4x400 relay team consisting of Julia Cella '21, Alex Dibrindisi '19, Tess Holland '18 and Katie Maehl '19. The quartet claimed first with a mark of 4:12.76.
  • In field events, Maehl won the javelin throw with a toss of 32.27m. She also finished second in the long jump (5.12m) and second in the high jump (1.55m).
  • Wesleyan won the top-four positions in the pole vault as Tara Peng '20 led the way with a first-place leap of 3.10m.
  • Caroline Diemer '18 won the shot put with a toss of 10.95m and Camille Balicki '21 finished second with a mark of 10.59m. Diemer also finished second in the hammer throw (36.98m) and sixth in the javelin (26.18m), while Balicki placed third in the discus (26.94m).


  • Wesleyan is back in action Saturday, April 28 and will head to Trinity for the 2018 NESCAC Championships beginning at 9 a.m.