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Two Earn All-Region Honors as Women's Track and Field Competes at Division III New England Championships

Two Earn All-Region Honors as Women's Track and Field Competes at Division III New England Championships

Cambridge, Mass. - May 5, 2018 - The Springfield College women's track and field team competed at the 2018 Division III New England Track and Field Championships this past weekend, a three-day meet hosted on the campus of MIT. 

The Pride finished 23rd overall as it produced 10 points in two days. MIT won the meet with a team score of 161, while Williams was second with 69 points. Coast Guard (60), UMass Boston (56) and Trinity (49) rounded out the top five. The top eight placers in each event earned All-Region honors, as Springfield College's Courtney Luscier (Pittsfield, Mass.) and Taylor Nogiec (Berlin, Conn.) each took home the honors with fifth-place finishes in their respective events.

Luscier came in fifth overall in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.22 seconds, while in the 800 meter run, Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) was 12th with a time of 2:17.40. The 4x100 relay team of Abby Tantorski (North Haven, Conn.), Katie Evans (Holyoke, Mass.), Tiffany Tenney (Orange, Mass.) and Jaime Jax (Brooklyn, Conn.) took 11th, combining for a time of 50.58 seconds. The Pride also competed a 4x800 meter relay team, which consisted of Madeia, Laura Volan (Scarborough, Maine), Hannah Wunderlich (Methuen, Mass.) and Abigail Murdock (Westerly, R.I.), as the group took 10th with a time of 9:58.79.

Fresh off of a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title in the high jump, Nogiec earned All-Region honors in the event as she took fifth, clearing 1.62 meters, while Katherine Strain (Longmeadow, Mass.) was seventh, clearing 1.59 meters. 

On Friday afternoon, Luscier ran a time of 12.27 seconds in the 100 meter dash prelims, which was the third fastest of the day, while Strain was the Pride's top performer in the 100 meter hurdle prelims, as she clocked in at 16.01 seconds. 

Springfield College will next have student-athletes competing at the All New England Championships, which will be hosted Dartmouth College, beginning on Thursday, May 10.