Boston, Mass. - April 29, 2017 - Senior Carly Markos (Wallkill, N.Y.) continued her dominant senior campaign, as she helped lead the Springfield College women's track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, hosted at MIT on Saturday afternoon.
Markos emerged victorious in the shot put, as she recorded a winning distance of 41 feet, 9.75 inches, before taking the NEWMAC title in the hammer throw, producing a heave of 175 feet, 3.75 inches. For her efforts Markos was named the NEWMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Year, the first for Springfield College since Amanda Martin won the honor in 2014.
MIT won the meet, as it finished with a team score of 270 points, while WPI took second with 116.5 points. Wheaton took third with 114 points, Springfield College fourth with 76 points, and Coast Guard rounded out the top five with 69 points.
Also competing on the afternoon was standout junior Courtney Luscier (Pittsfield, Mass.), who took third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.28 seconds, and eighth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.22 seconds.
Springfield College had some impressive efforts in the distance events, as Marie Harrington (Limerick, Maine) finished sixth overall in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:52.95, while the senior also took seventh in the 5000 meter run with a 19:20.50.
Emily Giardino (Bellingham, Mass.) continued her successful season, as she finished the 10,000 meter run with a fourth-place time of 41:38.25.
Up next, Springfield College will compete at the Division III New England Championships from May 3-6 at Williams College.