Track teams to send runners to ECAC Championships

Junior Ariel Bridges was named Liberty League Performer of the Week. Both the men’s and women’s track teams at Vassar will be sending members to the ECAC championships coming up later in the semester. Photo By: Vassar College Athletics
Junior Ariel Bridges was named Liberty League Performer of the Week. Both the men’s and women’s track teams at Vassar will be sending members to the ECAC championships coming up later in the semester. Photo By: Vassar College Athletics
Junior Ariel Bridges was named Liberty League Performer of the Week. Both the men’s and women’s track
teams at Vassar will be sending members to the ECAC championships coming up later in the semester. Photo By: Vassar College Athletics

Women’s Golf

 

On Sunday, April 19, the women’s golf team competed in the Jack Leaman Women’s Championship in Amherst, MA. On day one of the tournament, the team placed 10th, finishing with 355. Sophomore Angela Mentel tied for second place with 74. Mentel’s round broke both her own career low and the school record. The previous record stood at 75 from the 2011-12 season and was held by senior Nicole Bronson. Sophomore Aimee Dubois finished with 86 (12-over) for day one. On day two, the team finished the championship with 734. Women’s golf will next travel to the Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Mass. this Saturday and Sunday for Liberty League Championships.

 

Women’s Rugby

 

This past weekend, women’s rugby team was edged out of the Tri-state Conference Sevens Tournament. Against the University of Albany, the team tied 12-12. In the second match, the team fell to Stony Brook University 29-5. However, the team managed a 20-14 win during the third match versus Molloy College. The women’s rugby team will next compete on Saturday, April 26 against Southern Connecticut State University and on Sunday, April 27 against Norwich University. The match on Saturday will take place at home, and kickoff will occur at noon on the Vassar College Farm.

 

Women’s Tennis

 

On April 19, the women’s tennis team celebrated its annual Senior Day to honor senior captain Lindsay Kantor. The team ultimately fell 8-1 against No. 13 ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT is ranked No. 5 regionally. Only the No. 1 doubles team of junior Samantha Schapiro and freshman Shayna Becker were able to pull off a win against the No. 7 ranked doubles team in the Northeast. Kantor and sophomore Lauren Stauffer brought their No. 3 doubles match to a standstill, until MIT won two matches for a final score of 9-7. The women’s tennis team will travel to St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. for Liberty League Championships this weekend. Matches will take place between April 26 and April 28. The team is placed at the No. 7 seed.

 

Men’s Track

 

Last weekend, the men’s track team traveled to Rochester, N.Y. to compete in Liberty League Championships. On April 19, senior sprinter/jumper Abe Gatling finished second in both the 400 meter dash and 200 meter. In the 4×400 meter relay, he was able to lead the squad to a third place finish. Junior Andrew Terenzi was second in the 800 meter run, and freshman distance runner. Alfredo Mazzuca placed third in the 10,000 meters which allowed him a spot in ECACs and in the school record books. His time was 32:11.18. The men’s team finished the championships in the Top Five with a total of 48 points, along with RPI, St. Lawrence University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Union College.

 

Women’s Track

 

The women’s track team also traveled to Rochester last weekend for Liberty League Championships. Junior sprinter Ariel Bridges was named Liberty League Performer of the Week, after winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes. She also led the 4×400 squad to a title, along with junior Heather Ingraham and freshman Lucy Balcezak, and broke the school record in the 200 meter dash. Ingraham achieved the 400 meter title. Senior Aubree Piepmeier finished first in the 1500 meter run championship, and junior Cassidy Carpenter finished third in the 10,000 meter, which qualified her for ECACs. Freshman Emma Howlett also qualified for ECACs in the 5,000 meter run. Freshman Alex Gittens, junior Nina Andersen and freshman Laura MacDonald all broke personal records. The women’s track team finished in fourth place overall.

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