Heps Day One ResultsHanover, NH-- The women's track & field team is in decent standing after the first day of the Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Dartmouth. After the completion of five events, the Bears are currently in fifth place with 13 points. Field competitors brought in the points today with a second place effort in the pole vault and a third place performance in the long jump.
Sophomore Tiffany Chang (Lafeyette, CA) was second in the pole vault (3.70m/12'1 1/2"). Senior co-captain Brittany Grovey placed third in the long jump (5.82m/19'1 1/4") and will compete again tomorrow in the triple jump.
Sophomore Akilah King (Medford, MA) has qualified for both the 200m and 400m finals tomorrow. King is the top seed in the 200m after winning the first semifinal today in 24.99 and is the second seed in the 400m after coming out of her heat with a time of 56.53.
Senior co-captain Kelly Powell (East Patchogue, NY) and junior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) both qualified for the finals of the 800m. Ferjan won the first heat in 2:14.56, and Powell took second in the next heat with a season best time of 2:12.67. Finishing fifth in the same heat was freshman Kat D'Auria (Norwich, CT), also a season best performance.
Also qualifying for the finals was senior Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) in the mile. Willard's time of 4:52.13 won the first heat by just over .1 seconds. Sophomore Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) also competed in the mile resulting in a season best for her of 4:55.10.
Rounding out the day was junior Brooke Wolfe's final performance in the pentathlon. Wolfe placed eighth overall with 3220 points.
Four Bears will be competing in the finals tomorrow after qualifying heats today. Relays and many of the field events will also be getting underway tomorrow.