Tregoning Leads Women's Track and Field at NEICAAA Championship

Tregoning Leads Women's Track and Field at NEICAAA Championship

THE BASICS:

- Location: Jess Dow Field (New Haven, Conn.)

- The Lead: At the two-day NEICAAA Championship at Southern Connecticut State University, the MIT women's track and field team finished 16th with 19 points. Overall, the Engineers finished with four NEICAAA All-Region honorees.

HOW IT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY:

- Sophomore Katie Collins (Newton, Mass.) was third in the 5,000 meters in a time of 17:01.24, marking her season-best by a 17-second margin. The Engineers had two top-10 performers in the pole vault, led by a fifth-place finish by senior Kari Stromhaug (Oslo, Norway) as she cleared 12 feet, two inches. Sophomore Lila Wine (Oak Park, Ill.) finished ninth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11 feet, 2.25 inches.

- In the high jump, sophomore Liana Reilly (Newton, Mass.) tied for 10th with a leap of five feet, 2.25 inches.

HOW IT HAPPENED ON SATURDAY:

- Senior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) came within .17 seconds of her own school record in the 800 meters as she ran a season-best 2:11.01 to place third. Junior Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas) took .51 seconds off her season-best in the 800, crossing in 2:13.10 to finish sixth overall and first in her heat.

- The Engineers had two competitors in the triple jump with sophomores Lucy Lee (Potomac, Md.) and Elizabeth Weeks (Ladera Ranch, Calif.). Lee was ninth with a jump of 37 feet, eight inches, with Weeks placing 13th with a leap of 36 feet, 0.25 inches.

TOP-22 NCAA RANKINGS:

- Below are the current top-22 rankings for the Engineers, from meets up to this point in the season as listed at www.tfrrs.org.

800m
7. Bailey Tregoning - 2:11.01
13. Margaret Trautner - 2:13.10

5,000m
11. Katie Collins - 17:01.24

3,000m Steeplechase
6. Jenna Melanson - 10:47.87

Pole Vault
12. Kari Stromhaug - 12' 4.75"

Triple Jump
22. Elena Andree - 38' 2.25"

UP NEXT:

- MIT is back in action on Thursday, May 16th as the Engineers host the MIT Final Qualifier at 5 p.m. at the Sherie and Don (1961) Morrison Track.

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