Medford, Mass. - February 7, 2009 - The Springfield College women's indoor track and field posted a terrific showing at the Tufts Stampede on Saturday afternoon as they put forth some of the best performances in New England this season.
Leading the way on the day was the 4x200 relay of Katie Parente, Nicole Reynolds, Erika Marks and Nikki Hay, who ran the fastest time in New England among Division III schools with a time of 1:46.10.
Marks also took first in the 200 meters with a time of 25.92, qualifying for Division III New England's, Open New England's, and the ECAC Championships.
Fatima Rose continued her outstanding freshman season as she threw the 20 pound weight 52' 1 1/4", once again qualifying provisionally for the NCAA Championships. Her throw put her in the top five all-time at Springfield in the weight throw.
In the 600 meters, Lacey Cartier set a new school record with a time of 1:38.79, good enough for third in the meet.
As for Hay, the junior finished second in the 55 meters (7.41), second in the long jump (17-06.00), and fourth in the triple jump (36-00.25). Amanda DiPaolo finished second in the mile with a time of 5:16.20 and qualified for the ECAC Championships and Division III New England's.
Other standout performances included Emma Lang in the 800 meters and Catherine Croce in the pentathlon. Both qualified for Division III New England's with their performances on Saturday.