Wesleyan hosted its third and largest to date invitational indoor track meet Sat., Jan. 22 as 18 visiting teams came to Middletown for an 18-event meet. Wesleyan came through with a dozen top-eight placings, led by the second-place performances of 55m hurdler Isabel Stern '14 (right side photo) and 1000m runner Jessica Levin '11 (left side photo).
Stern was timed in :09.05 for her runner-up status while Levin came through in 3:11.44. Wesleyan had three other individuals nail down a third-place finish. Those came from Lia Monti '13 in the 400m (1:03.12), Libby Lazare '14 in the mile (5:23.77) and Kathryn Kulowski '11 in the high jump (5-0 1/4).
Additional top-eight efforts came from Julia Frieze '12 (4th in 400m, 1:03.72) ; Liz Wheatley '09 (5th in mile, 5:24.94) ; Claire Conway (5th in 800m, 2:27.54) ; Nicole Lepre '13 (6th in 800m, 2:28.75) ; Sierra Livious '14 (6th in shot put, 33-8 3/4) ; Chloe Lalonde '13 (7th in 1000m, 3:18.11) ; and Monti (8th in shot put, 33-6 3/4).
Ahead for select members of the team was the Boston Indoor Games at Northeastern slated for Fri., Jan. 28. No Cardinal placed as high as eighth to garner team points in the meet dominated by Div. I squads. The best finish by a Wesleyan athlete was 17th, turned in by Julia Mark '13 in the mile with a solid time of 5:11.65. There were 85 entrants in the event and Mark was third among Division III runners.
Next for the team is the Tufts Stampede Invitational coming up on Sat., Feb. 5.