Women’s athletics puts up strong showing at Tufts Cupid Challenge

Emily Bulczynski won the 1000m on Saturday.

Middlebury’s women’s indoor track and field team recorded many outstanding efforts on Saturday, competing at the Tufts Cupid Challenge in Massachusetts. It was a non-scoring game, with many New England programs. The Panthers return to action next weekend, taking part in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University.

The Panthers won three titles in Saturday’s competition. Bea Parr crossed the finish line first in the 5,000 meters (17:44.03), while his teammate Morgane Orcut was right behind in second (18:40.20). Cassie Kearney led the pack to the line for the mile (5:05.95), while Katelyn Pease was fourth (5:18.44). The third victory came from Emilie Bulczynskiwho clocked 3:03.32 to win the 1,000m.

Middlebury placed in the top four in several events. Nicole Johnson finished second in the 800m (2:16.21), while the 4x400m relay team from michelle louie, Julia Munz, Nicole Johnson and Elle Thompson also finished second (4:04.75). Louie’s 4x200m relay quartet, Ciara Dale, Ashley Raynor and Joely Virzi crossed the finish line in third place (1:47.52).

Kearney was third in the 3,000m (10:10.85) for the Panthers. Fourth place came from Louie in the 60m (8.01) and Brianna Johnson in the 200m (27.40).

At field events, Cady Barns jumped 18’4.25″ in the long jump to finish second. Zoe Wang finished third in the pole vault at 11’1.75″, while Mary Scott Robinson finished fourth in the shot put (35’4″) and the shot put (41’10.5″).

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