W&L Women's Track and Field Competes at Finn Pincus Invitational

W&L Women's Track and Field Competes at Finn Pincus Invitational

SALEM, Va. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team registered eight personal bests at the Finn Pincus Invitational hosted by Roanoke on Friday and Saturday.

Highlights From the Meet

  • The Generals placed three runners in the Top 5 of the mile. Sophomore Julia Moody (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) took second in 5:29.12, first-year Didi Pace (Centreville, Va./Westfield) finished fourth with a career-best time of 5:31.33 and senior Lily Arnold (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School) claimed fifth in 5:34.13.  
  • First-year Annie Cunningham (Clifton, Conn./Sacred Heart Academy) won the 800m with a time of 2:26.10.  
  • In the weight throw, first-year Emma Coleman (Parkton, Md./Hereford) placed eighth with a career-best toss of 11.65m (38'2.75"). The mark puts Coleman third in the program's all-time Top 5 list.
  • W&L had three relays compete in the 4x400m. The quartet consisting of senior Kaleigh Hinton (Florham Park, N.J./Hanover Park), first-year Anna Nelson (Arvada, Colo./Standley Lake), Cunningham and Moody led the three with a fifth-place finish in 4:25.35.

Top 10 Finishes
First-year Annie Cunningham (1st) – 800m (2:26.10)
Sophomore Julia Moody (2nd) – Mile (5:29.12)
First-year Didi Pace (4th) – Mile (5:31.33)
Senior Lily Arnold (5th) – Mile (5:34.13)
4x400m Relay A (5th – Hinton, Nelson, Cunningham & Moody) – 4:25.35
Sophomore Katie Bearup (7th) – Mile (5:35.30)
Sophomore Alexa Castellana (7th) – High Jump (1.53m [5'0.25"])
First-year Emma Coleman (8th) – Weight Throw (11.65m [38'2.75"])
Sophomore Sarah Leonard (9th) – High Jump (1.43m [4'8.25"])
Sophomore Nikki Doherty (10th) – 60m Hurdles (10.08)
Senior Kaleigh Hinton (10th) – 400m (1:04.60)

New Personal Bests
Sophomore Sarah Leonard – Triple Jump (9.10m [29'10.25"] – Indoor PR)
First-year Emma Coleman – Weight Throw (11.65m [38'2.75"])
First-year Erin McFall - Weight Throw (6.56m [21'6.00"])
First-year Julie Lowe – Long Jump (4.44m [14'7.00"])
First-year Clare Perry – 400m (1:10.72)
First-year Didi Pace – Mile (5:31.33)
Sophomore Katie Bearup – Mile (5:35.30)
Sophomore Ellie Bradach – Mile (5:49.93)

Up Next
The Generals next compete at the Camel City Invitational at the JDL Fast Track on Friday and Saturday.

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