CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Endicott women's track and field team recorded several personal/season-best performances at the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday evening, hosted by MIT at the Morrison Track.
Headlining the Gulls were the quartet of Gabrielle Morton (Peabody, Mass.), Arianna Moffatt (Essex, Vt.), Hevyn Pray (Rehoboth, Mass.), and Julianne Sullivan (Wrentham, Mass.) who combined to break the school record in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 52.88-seconds (fifth overall, previous record – 53.51).
Giana Nekitopoulos (West Springfield, Mass.) also broke her school record in the long jump with a mark of 15-feet and 9-inches for 11th place overall, while Jamie Budge (Old Tappan, N.J.) tied Nekitopoulos' school record in the high jump by clearing a height of 4-feet and 9-inches.
Sullivan rounded out the list of school record performances with a time of 13.64-seconds in the 100-meter dash (15th overall) to tie her own record in the event.
"We had another strong showing at MIT to close out the regular season," said Endicott women's track and field head coach Spencer Lange. "The team has been improving each week in preparation for the conference championship this coming weekend. We're looking forward to racing next week and hope to bring everything together on the day."
OTHER ENDICOTT HIGHLIGHTS
- Pray ranked 17th in the 100-meter dash (13.88) and 18th in the 200-meter dash (28.27).
- Morton ranked 16th in the 200m (28.23), while Sullivan was 19th (28.35) and Moffatt came in 22nd (28.79).
- Amanda Recupero (Ipswich, Mass.) and Olivia Folkes (Amston, Conn.) placed fifth (1:03.1) and sixth (1:03.32)in the 400-meter dash, respectively.
- Kaitlyn Callahan (Gilford, N.H.) was 24th in the 800-meter run (2:53.54).
- Laura Pomeroy (Windham, N.H.) and Annie Frame (Pittsford, N.Y.) were 14th (5:28.56) and 26th (5:56.91) in the 1,500-meter run.
- Lily Gillis (Marblehead, Mass.), Gabrielle Rabito (Woburn, Mass.), Haley Marek (Westhampton, Mass.), and Abigail Keim (Williston, Vt.) all placed inside the top-10 in the 5,000-meter run. Gillis was third (21:05.48), Rabito ranked fifth (21:14.73), Marek finished seventh (21:44.89), and Keim placed eighth (21:58.00).
- Budge also checked in at 12th overall in the 100-meter hurdles (17.44), while Castelli was 14th overall (17.95) in the same event and eighth (1:14.90) in the 400-meter hurdles.
- Recupero, Folkes, Kira Charrier (Dartmouth, Mass.), and Castelli produced a time of 4:33.06 in the 4x400-meter relay to finish fourth overall.
- Nicole D'Angelo (Readfield, Maine) ranked 13th in the pole vault (9-2¼) and fifth in the shot put (34-11¼).
- Jenna Raffael (North Reading, Mass.) was 14th in the long jump (15-4¼) and 11th in the javelin (87-10).
- Hannah Buckley (Milford, Conn.) placed 13th in the discus (81-3), 17th in the javelin (65-5), and 18th in the shot put (26-2¼).
- Nekitopoulos also was 13th in the triple jump (32-0), while Morton came in 12th in the long jump (15-5½).
- Taylor Jordan (Saco, Maine) finished 17th in the discus (70-9) and 18th in the javelin (61-0).
Endicott will compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship on Saturday, April 27 in Bristol, Rhode Island at Roger Williams University.