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Wesleyan Records Four First-Place Finishes at Giegengack Invitational

Becky Velie came in first place in the 800m (Jonas Powell '18).
Becky Velie came in first place in the 800m (Jonas Powell '18).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's indoor track and field team saw four first-place finishes at the 13th Giegengack Invitational hosted by Yale on Saturday.


  • Ivie Uzamere came in first, out of 24 competitors, in the weight throw with a mark of 17.88m. Uzamere also placed fourth in the shot with a mark of 11.73m.
  • In the mile, Rhoen Fiutak and Julia Mitchell raced to first and second place finishes, respectively. Fiutak recorded a personal best time (5:06.81), while Mitchell came in just behind with a time of 5:12.15.
  • The 800m saw three top-10 finishes for Wesleyan including first place honors for Becky Velie with a time of 2:21.48. Sophie Scobell ran the event for the first time this year, placing third with a time of 2:29.16, while Addison Thomas placed ninth (2:34.52).
  • The 4x400 relay team composed of Alexandra Dibrindisi, Julia Cella, Rachel Morrow, and Allegra Fils-Aime placed first out of nine teams with a time of 4:05.11.
  • Becky Lopez-Anido and Sara Pinsonault earned second and third, respectively, in the 3,000m with times of 10:17.54 and 10:18.93.
  • Katie Maehl jumped 1.53m in the high jump, which was good for fourth place and recorded a mark of 5.25m in the long jump, placing 10th overall. Maehl made it to the finals in the 60m hurdles, placing seventh with a time of 9.88.
  • Tara Peng placed third in the pole vault with a height of 3.20m.


  • Wesleyan will head to Staten Island on Friday for the Ocean Breeze meet.