PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field athletes compete at New England Regionals

PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field athletes compete at New England Regionals

Wescott adds another school record, third in heptathlon after first day

            WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – After four events, freshman Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) is in third place in the heptathlon to lead the Plymouth State University women's outdoor track & field team at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship at Lee Track on the campus of Williams College on Friday.

            Wescott topped her own school record in the 100m hurdles to open the heptathlon, while also performing well in the other three events to trail the leader by 137 points. The final three events are set for Saturday (May 4). Classmate Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) and senior Diana Perez (Cranston, R.I.) were also in action for the Panthers on day one, competing in the long jump.

            Rhode Island College amassed 27 points through the first three events to hold the team lead after the first day. Connecticut College is tied with the University of Southern Maine in second place with 12 points. PSU did not earn any team points on the first day of action.


            The Basics:

            NCAA Division III New England Regional Outdoor Track & Field Championship – No Team Score (Day One)


            How it Happened:

            * Wescott ran a blazing 15.28 in the 100m hurdles, topping her previous school record by 0.35 seconds, to finish fourth overall.

            * She narrowly missed out on matching her school record in the high jump after clearing 1.57 meters to finish third, and also set a personal record in the 200m dash after crossing the line in 26.57 seconds. Her previous best time was 27.50.

            * Wescott added a throw of 8.93 meters in the shot put to account for the remainder of her day one points. Her point total of 2,714 puts her in third behind a pair of athletes from Williams College – junior Summer-Solstice Thomas (2,851) and sophomore Izabelle Ith (2,831).

            * Geyselaers and Perez finished fifth and eighth respectively in flight one of the long jump. Geyselaers cleared 5.10 meters, while Perez covered a distance of 4.93 meters.


            Up Next:

            * Plymouth State will be represented in the high jump, triple jump and 400m hurdles as the meet wraps up on Saturday (May 4), which will also feature the conclusion of the heptathlon.




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