CHESTER, Pa. – The Haverford College women's outdoor track & field team sent a smaller than usual contingent to compete at Widener's Chester Quarry Classic on Saturday. Even with the limited entrants, Haverford did manage to turn in some strong performances throughout the day.
The field athletes left their mark in the school record book on a couple of occasions. Jessica Lopez placed third overall in the triple jump with a leap of 10.81 meters (35'-5.75") to rank fifth all-time in school history. Unique Tuberville also moved up to ninth in the College's record book for the shot put with her best throw being marked at 10.71 meters (35'1.75").
Kerry Quigley added a pair of scoring performances in the jumps as she was sixth in the long jump (4.76m; 15'-7.5") and eighth in the triple jump (9.54m; 31'-3.75"). Mari Horton had a busy day in the throws as she placed fifth in the shot put (10.21m; 33'-6") and javelin (28.74m; 94'-3"), along with an 11th place finish in the discus (24.54m; 80'-6"). Grace Mathis also competed in the pole vault and turned in an eighth-place showing as she cleared 2.96 meters (9'-8.5").
On the track, Haverford's highest place came with multiple individuals earning fourth place finishers. Griffin Kaulbach was fourth in the 1,500 meters as she crossed the line in 4:50.94, while classmate Hannah Doll was eighth with a time of 4:57.59. Mckenna Krall led four Haverford scorers to the line in the steeplechase as she finished in a time of 12:30.85. Sophie Schleifer (13:06.01), Annie Connolly-Sporing (13:12.73), and Zoe Arditi (13:22.40) made it a clean sweep of the fourth through seventh spots for the Fords. Grace Pindzola added the final individual fourth-place finish as she finished the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:15.86.
Haverford also had a fifth-place 4x100 relay team of Marisa Antinori, Lopez, Ruanna Small, and Jasmine Reed as they finished in 50.67 seconds, becoming the ninth-fastest 4x100 relay in school history. Individually, Naomi Fukuda led the Fords in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.75 seconds, while Julia Coletti paced the 200 meter Fords with a time of 27.98 seconds. In addition to running on the relay, Small was also Haverford's top finisher in the 400 meters (1:03.08). Jolie Jaycobs set the pace for a sizeable contingent of Haverford runners in the 800 meters as she placed sixth overall with a time of 2:24.02.
Women's outdoor track & field will be back in Chester, Pa. next weekend for the Widener Invitational on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Qualifying individuals from the Fords will also compete at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational next Friday.