Women's Track & Field Claims Second, Cardi Sets 3K Mark

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(Lancaster, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's track & field team held on to second place at the Centennial Conference Indoor Championships on Sunday.

First-year Elizabeth Lieb (Easton, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic) continued her success in the field, adding a conference title in the long jump with a distance of 5.29 meters.

The Red Devils had a strong showing in the 3000-meters with Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) and Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) capturing gold and silver while Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) and Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham) crossed the line fifth and sixth, respectively. Cardi broke her own school record, setting a new mark of 9:47.34.

Sophomore Lilianna Matala (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons) ran to bronze in the 800-meters with Allyson Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) coming in fourth.

Natalie Suess (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) had a fifth-place finish in the high jump and crossed the line sixth in the 200-meters while Alexandra Colby (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) was fifth in the 60-meter hurdles and finished 10th in the 200.

Liana Tabtiang (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) and Sarah Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) placed ninth and 10th in the 400-meters, respectively, and joined Suess and Allyson Yanega to claim fourth in the 4x400 relay.

Allyson Yanega and Cardi ran the last to legs of the fourth place 4x800 relay, joining Macallan Fox (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and Matala.

First-year Macy Hamlett (Sykesville, Md./Century) finished fourth in the high jump while senior Mary Smith (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) placed sixth in the shot put.

Johns Hopkins combined for 262.75 points to win the team title. The Red Devils tallied 123.5 while Swarthmore finished third in the team standings with 85.