Red Devils Go The Distance at Mini Dip Invite

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Lancaster, Pa) – The Dickinson women's indoor track & field team had another strong outing, competing at the Mini Dip Invitational, hosted by Franklin & Marshall on Friday night.

The Red Devils captured the top five spots in the 3000-meters and placed seven runners in the top ten. Junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) led the way, finishing first with a time of 10:09.96. Sophomores Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) and Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham) came in second and third with marks of 10:13.44 and 10:17.13, respectively.

Allyson Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) and Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) claimed the fourth and fifth spots for the Red Devils.

Sophomore Sarah Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) won the mile with a time of 5:23.97 while junior Macallan Fox (Wilton, Conn/Wilton) finished sixth.

First-year Alexandra Colby (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) captured silver in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 10.10.

The Red Devils had four runners in the top 10 of the 200 meters. Naji Thompson (Springfield, N.J./Oak Knoll) led the way, finishing second with a time of 27.54, just one-one-hundred of a second behind the winning time. Liana Tabtiang (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) was eighth in the 200 and clocked a time of 1:01.74 to place fourth in the 400 meters.

Eryn Nelson (York, Pa./Central York) and Colby finished ninth and 10th while Wrutoe Bonwin (Lynn, Mass./KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate) had strong showings both the 60 and 200-meter events.

First-year Lana Ljoka (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield) was fifth in the triple jump while junior Mary Smith (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) had a top ten showing in the weight throw, placing eighth with a toss of 11.12 meters.

The Red Devils, S. Yanega, Liana Tabtiang, Sophia Brown and A. Yanega, won the 4x400 relay and the 4x200m relay of Thompson, Nelson, Bonwin and Colby placed second.

The Red Devils travel to the Big Apple next weekend, competing in the New York Armory at the NYU Invitational on Friday.