Season in Review: 2016-17 Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Season in Review: 2016-17 Women’s Indoor Track and Field

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's indoor track and field team finished the season by capturing fourth place at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships from February 25-26. A number of impressive performances in the jump and relay events helped the Diplomats to 59 points on the weekend and a top-half finish.

Alyssa Ward '18 tallied three medals in the jumps to lead F&M. She opened the meet by taking gold in the triple jump with a distance of 11.06 meters (36'-3.5"), before adding silver in the high jump (1.55 meters, 5'-1") and bronze in the long jump (4.90 meters, 16'-1"). The trio of medals rounded out a winter season that had twice seen Ward named CC Field Athlete of the Week.

Rachel Wylie '20 performed well at her first CC Championships, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Kaitlin Muccio '19 followed just behind in sixth place in the event. Wylie also took seventh in the 60-meter hurdles, an event in which she had broken a nearly 30-year-old school record earlier in the season at East Stroudsburg's DeSchriver Invitational. Aleksandra Kiszka '18 paced the Diplomats in the event, taking fifth with a time of 9.98.

The Diplomats also snagged a pair of silver medals in two relay events. In the 4x200-meter relay, the team of Kiszka, Wylie, Muccio, and Ward crossed the line second with a time of 1:47.93. In the 4x400-meter relay, Muccio, Kiszka, Wylie, and Chelsea Frantz '20 teamed up to again earn silver with a time of 4:06.31.