PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field wraps up New England Regionals

PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field wraps up New England Regionals

Wescott takes sixth in heptathlon; Geyselaers matches record in high jump

            WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Freshmen Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) and Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) both set school records as the Plymouth State University women's outdoor track & field team wrapped up competition at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship at Lee Track on the campus of Williams College on Saturday.

            Wescott topped her previous school record in the heptathlon, posting two personal bests on day two of action, while Geyselaers matched Wescott's program-best performance in the high jump.

            Williams College earned 111 points to take the team title, finishing ahead of MIT (101.5) and Rhode Island College 65). PSU picked up three points thanks to Wescott's performance in the heptathlon to finish 33rd among 34 scoring teams.


            The Basics:

            NCAA Division III New England Regional Outdoor Track & Field Championship – 33rd of 34 Teams (Final)


            How it Happened:

            * Wescott set a new personal record in the 800m run after crossing the line in 2:45.21 to finish 11th. She shaved more than four full seconds off her previous best time.

            * Wescott also set a new personal best in the long jump after covering 4.93 meters to finish seventh.

            * In the javelin throw, Wescott's heave of 19.64 meters left her in 11th.

            * Wescott's combined point total of 4,051 points set a new school record. She finished sixth overall. Junior Summers-Solstice Thomas of Williams won the heptathlon title with 4,702 points.

            * Geyselaers finished tenth in the high jump after matching the school record by clearing 1.58 meters.

            * She added a 19th place finish in the triple jump, covering 10.62 meters.

            * Senior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) ended up 23rd in the 400m hurdles after posting a time of 1:12.97.

            * The Panthers' 4x400m relay team combined for a 4:19.78 to take 20th place.


            Up Next:

            * Select athletes may compete in the MIT Last Chance a week from Thursday (May 16) for one last chance to qualify for NCAAs. The remainder of the team is done for the season.




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