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women's track & field 2018-19 Season preview

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women’s track and field team will begin its 2018-19 indoor season on December 4th by hosting a home meet against Trinity and Connecticut College. The Cardinals are coming off of strong performances in both the indoor and outdoor campaigns and are hoping to continue their successes this year.

Last winter, the squad placed eighth at the New England Division III Championship, as the NESCAC saw six teams in the top-10. The successes of the indoor season propelled the team into the spring, where they saw four top-four finishes at the NESCAC Championship, placed 17th at the New England Outdoor Championships, and recorded two top-seven efforts at the Open New England Championship meet. Additionally, there were three Cardinals named USTFCCA All-Region during the 2017-18 campaign. On the academic side, seven women were recognized on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

head coach walter curry's thoughts

“Despite not having a ton of depth, the women’s team will depend on championship-level talent and experience from our returning upperclassmen, along with our skilled sophomore and freshmen classes. The goal every year remains the same – to be in a position to finish in the top-12 of the Indoor Division III New England Region and to place in the upper-half in the highly competitive NESCAC meet during the outdoor season.”

key returners

jenny aguiar - captain

  • Hometown: Port Washington, N.Y.
  • High School: Schreiber
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Sprints

Aguiar had a stellar junior year, highlighted by her first-place finish in the 600m at the New England Division III Indoor Championship with a time of 1:37.15. During the outdoor season, Aguiar ran to a fourth-place finish in the 400m with a time of 58.07, before placing third overall at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship in the same event with a time of 57.95.

katie maehl - captain

  • Hometown: Waltham, Mass.
  • High School: Waltham
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Jumps

Maehl placed fifth in the high jump at the 2018 NESCAC Championship meet with a mark of 1.54, before heading to the New England Division III Outdoor Championship where she placed fourth overall in the heptathlon with a score of 4,014 points.

tara peng

  • Hometown: Marlborough, Conn.
  • High School: Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy
  • Class: 2020
  • Event(s): Pole Vault & High Jump

At the 2018 Little Three Championship during the indoor season, Peng placed third overall with a height of 2.90 in the pole vault. In outdoor, Peng vaulted herself into fourth place with a height of 3.25m.

ivie uzamere

  • Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.
  • High School: Hackley School
  • Class: 2021
  • Event(s): Throws

During her rookie campaign, Uzamere had a stellar year highlighted by advancing to the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Championship last winter. During her indoor season, she compiled seven first-place finishes between the weight throw and shot put events.

julia mitchell - captain

  • Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
  • High School: The Northwest School
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Distance

During the indoor season last year, Mitchell raced to a seventh-place finish in the mile (5:11.06) at the New England Division III Indoor Championship meet. In outdoor, she grabbed sixth place in the 5000m at the NESCAC Championship (17:57.17), before placing 12th at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship in the 1500 with a time of 4:42.58.

the newcomers

caelin campbell

  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • High School: Sidwell Friends
  • Event(s): 200

mary brenna catus

  • Hometown: Stockton Springs, Maine
  • High School: George Stevens Academy
  • Event(s): Distance

nora markey

  • Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
  • High School: Deerfield Academy
  • Event(s): Distance

rachel morrow

  • Hometown: New York, N.Y.
  • High School: Elisabeth Irwin
  • Event(s): 100, 200 & 400

madeline nagler

  • Hometown: Brookline, Mass.
  • High School: Brookline
  • Event(s): Distance

abigail pipkin

  • Hometown: South Portland, Maine
  • High School: Waynflete School
  • Event(s): Distance

sophie scobell

  • Hometown: Kensington, Md.
  • High School: Walter Johnson
  • Event(s): Distance

addie thomas

  • Hometown: Saint Louis, Mo.
  • High School: Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
  • Event(s): 800

becky velie

  • Hometown: Moultonborough, N.H.
  • High School: Moultonborough Academy
  • Event(s): 800

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