|Williams Women's Track Sixth at NCAAs|
|09:12AM / Sunday, May 27, 2018|
LA CROSSE, Wis. — The Williams College women's track and field team concluded the season today on Day Three of the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth overall, with 31.5 points.
Victoria Kingham got things started for the Ephs in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The senior battled through the hot conditions and a blazing pace to finish 6th in an enormous personal best of 10 minutes, 32.25 seconds, scoring three points and earning all-American recognition.
Brianna Bourne competed in the finals of the 1500. The freshman had a gritty performance, kicking hard to finish 10th overall in 4:35.19.
Kennedy Green competed in the finals of the 100. Although Green was the last qualifier into the meet, she made the most of the occasion, finishing eighth in 12.34 into a slight headwind, earning All-America honors for the second straight season, and scoring a point for the Ephs.
In the 400 hurdles, Kate Kennedy broke the school record for the second straight day. The senior finished second overall in 59.88 seconds, scoring eight points and garnering all-America honors, nearly a one second improvement of the school record of 1:00.63 she ran yesterday.
And Kennedy wasn't done after that 400 hurdles performance. She returned, along with Kayley McGonagle, Davis Collison, and Megan Powell in the finals of the 4-by-400. After three great legs from McGonagle, Kennedy, and Collison, Powell brought the Ephs home with a 54.2 relay split . Through all the relay members' efforts, the Ephs finished fourth, scoring five points.
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Williams finished 11th overall at the NCAAs, scoring 17 points.
Tristan Colaizzi got things started for the Ephs in the 1500 meter run. Colaizzi was the last qualifier to this meet, and the last automatic qualifier to the finals, but he did far more than just enjoy the experience. The sophomore ran a tactically intelligent race, running the shortest distance on the inside of lane 1, passing on the inside when possible, and responding as best he could to the moves made. After a slow start, Colaizzi ran his penultimate lap in 60 in his last lap in 59 to finish eighth overall in 3:55.79, earning All-America honors and scoring a point for the Ephs.
Kevin LaFleche saw Colaizzi and raised him one in the finals of the 800. The sophomore looked to be well off the pack with 200 meters to go, but mustered a furious charge as he approached the home straightaway, passing a competitor at the line to finish 7th in 1:54.80, earning All-America honors for the second straight season and scoring two points for the Ephs.
Closing out the meet for the Ephs, Griffin Colaizzi '18 competed in the finals of the 5000 meter run. Competing in extremely hot and muggy conditions, Colaizzi ran with grit and heart, finishing in 15:22.74 for 15th.