Women’s Track ‘ Field: Huskies show depth at Snowflake Classic

Women’s Track ‘ Field: Huskies show depth at Snowflake Classic

By Nate Owen

The Northeastern women’s track team hosted the Snowflake Classic this Saturday at Solomon Track in Dedham.

The Huskies had a particularly strong performance, placing first in seven events. Coach Sherman Hart said he felt this meet was important to get ready for next week’s meet at George Mason, a key Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent.

Northeastern took the top three finishes in the 400-meter dash, led by senior Jordine Kimbrel, who finished in 58.9 seconds. Juniors Erin Ballard and Davianne Brown rounded out the sweep with times of 1:00.17 and 1:01.33, respectively.

Sophomore Laura McCloskey took first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.79. Senior Nubia Newsome won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.34 seconds.

Junior thrower Zara Northover continued her strong performance by taking first in the shot put (45 feet, 11.75 inches). Northover also came in second in the hammer throw with a distance of 150 feet, five inches. Freshman thrower Andrea Tateosian took first in the javelin throw with a distance of 124 feet, eight inches. In other field events, freshman Kirsten Ripple won the high jump with a jump just over five feet and freshman Olivia Kalinowski took first in the pole vault (11.6 feet).

When asked about the plethora of athletes winning events each week, Hart said it was a result of the depth of the team.

“The depth is starting to show up,” he said. “It is a young team and a lot of [the athletes] are starting to step up and show what they are.”

Prior to the outdoor season, Hart stressed the only obstacle for the team’s success was injuries. When asked about the news on the health front, Hart responded by saying, “So far, so good.”

Northeastern will look to continue its success against CAA opponent George Mason next week in Fairfax, Va.

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