Brewers Break Program and Personal Records


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MAHWAH, N.J. – First-year Elinor Kops set a Vassar program record in the 100-meter hurdles as the women’s track & field team wrapped up day two of the Ramapo College Invitational on Saturday. The Brewers placed sixth out of 18 teams with 63 points as a team.

Opening the day was the 4×100 meter relay, where Ava Novak, Lola Perez-Fry and Malinda Smith, and Traci Francis ran a 52.22, good for fourth place. First-year Noni Pattington finished eighth in the 1,500-meter race after running 5:08.92.

Kops placed sixth in the opening heat of the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.64 to qualify for the finals. She placed fifth by running a 16.35 to break a school record that stood for 12 years.

In the 100-meters, Francis and Perez-Fry placed ninth and tenth, respectively. Francis ran a 13.13, while Perez-Fry crossed the line at 13.24. Ava Waters was Vassar’s top finisher in the 400-meters by running a 1:04.97 for tenth overall.

Senior Sarah Gillooly returned to the track and won the 800-meter race at 2:24.31, while Sophia Henderson took third with a time of 2:27.29. In the 400-hurdles, Faye Stevens placed fourth overall with a personal best of 1:10.55. Ava Novak ran a personal record of 26.69 in the 200-meters, which was good for seventh place.

The track events concluded with the 4×400 relay, and the Brewers squad of Kops, Laura Wong, Nora Jensen, and Gillooly completed at 4:19.96 for third overall.

Soleil Yuong recorded personal-best marks in the javelin and discus. Yuong threw 23.56 meters in the javelin for sixth and improved her discus mark to 27.31 meters.

Perez-Fry placed fifth in the long jump with a mark of 4.90 meters, and Rhys Miller took fourth in the triple jump after hitting 10.05 meters.

Vassar next competes at its home meet on Fri. Apr. 8 at 3 p.m

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