W&L Women's Track & Field Claims Second at Noke Elite Meet

Samantha Kindsvater '21 in the 60m.

SALEM, Va.  — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team claimed second out of six teams at the Noke Elite Meet on Saturday. Carnegie Mellon took first with 173 points, the Generals totaled 127 points and Roanoke finished in third with 119.5 points.

Highlights From the Meet

  • Junior Nikki Doherty (Arlington, Mass./Arlington Catholic) won the 200m with a time of 26.63. It marked a new personal best for Doherty and tied for the third-fastest time in program history. Stacy Doornbos also notched a time of 26.63 in 2009. Doherty previously had the fifth-fastest time in the event at 27.07.
  • Sophomore Samantha Kindsavter (Sumter, S.C./Thomas Sumter Academy) finished first in the 60m with a time of 8.35. She also took third in the 200m in 28.07.
  • The Generals registered six second-place finishes at the meet and 14 personal bests times/marks. Junior Alexa Castellana (Boonton, N.J./Mountain Lakes) claimed second in two events (long jump and triple jump).

W&L Top 5 Times
Junior Nikki Doherty – 200m (26.63 – tied for third best time)

Event Winners
Junior Nikki Doherty – 200m (26.63)
Sophomore Samantha Kindsvater – 60m (8.35)

Top 5 Finishes
4x400m Relay (2nd) – Schiffman, Seybold, Jones & Cunningham (4:17.02
Distance Medley Relay (2nd) – Smith, Jones, Pace & Hoaglund (13:28.54)
Junior Alexa Castellana (2nd) – High Jump (1.57m [5'1.75"])
Junior Alexa Castellana (2nd) – Triple Jump (10.06m [33'0.25"])
Sophomore Annie Cunningham (2nd) – 800m (2:24.05)
Senior Maggie Seybold (2nd) – Mile (5:24.13)
Junior Nikki Doherty (3rd) – 60m Hurdles (9.58)
First-year Murfee Jones (3rd) – Pole Vault (2.87m [9'5.00"])
Sophomore Samantha Kindsvater (3rd) – 200m (28.07)
First-year Avery Schiffman (3rd) – 800m (2:24.24)
Senior Samantha Yates (3rd) – 3,000m (10:28.09)
First-year Olivia Albright (5th) – 5,000m (19:42.93)
Junior Katie Bearup (5th) – 3,000m (10:39.47)
Sophomore Leah Green (5th) – Triple Jump (9.65m [31'8.00"])
Junior Sarah Leonard (5th) – High Jump (1.47m [4'9.75"])

New Personal Bests
Junior Katie Bearup – 3,000m (10:39.47)
Junior Alexa Castellana – High Jump (1.57m [5'1.75"] – Ties PR)
Sophomore Emma Coleman – Shot Put (9.47m [31'1.00"] – Ties Indoor PR)
Junior Nikki Doherty – 200m (26.63)
Sophomore Kathryn Fagan – Mile (5:46.33)
First-year Annie Furr – Pole Vault (2.72m [8'11.00"])
Sophomore Leah Green – High Jump (1.42m [4'7.75"])
First-year Murfee Jones – Pole Vault (2.87m [9'5.00"])
Junior Sarah Leonard – Triple Jump (9.33m [31'4.50"])
Sophomore Julie Lowe – Triple Jump (9.56m [31'4.50"])
Sophomore Didi Pace _ 3,000m (10:40.95)
Senior Jessica Rosenwasser – 60m (8.57)
First-year Avery Schiffman  – 800m (2:24.24)
First-year Jamie Spanfeller – 400m (1:05.91)

Up Next
The Generals will send a select group of competitors to the JDL DMR Invitational next Friday and Saturday.

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