Women's Track & Field Hits Multiple National Top 20 Marks at Snowflake Classic

Danielle Page had a top 20 national time in the 10K today.

MEDFORD – The Tufts University women's outdoor track & field team posted four national top 20 marks while winning the Snowflake Classic at home on Ellis Oval / Dussault Track Saturday.

Freshman Hannah Neilon had a top 20 individual mark in the 800 meters with a 2:17.47 that was #19 in Division III as of Sunday morning. She also ran with the 4x4 that has the #19 ranked time in the country with a 4:03.06 on Saturday. She competed with classmates Tara Lowensohn, Luana Machado and Julia Worden. Neilon was third in the 8 and the 4x4 took second place at the meet.

Freshman Afroditi Georgiadi cleared 5'3" (1.60m) in the high jump, which ties for the 14th-best effort in Division III so far. She was the runner-up at the meet. Senior thrower Evelyn Drake hit a big PR in the hammer throw with 152'3" (46.42m) distance. Her previous career best was 146'2" (44.55m) and her prior season-best had been 138'11" (42.35m). Saturday's mark, which stood second in the competition, ranks 28th nationally this spring.

Junior Julia Kissel threw the javelin competitively for the first time since last May and has not missed a beat. Her 128'6" (39.17m) is #19 on the national list and not far from her 130'7" (39.84m) school record. Freshman Danielle Page ran her first-ever collegiate 10K and won in a small field of runners with a 38:45.36 time that is #23 in the nation.

In the other of Tufts' two wins on Saturday, freshman Kathryn Ezeoha was first in the triple jump with a 35'8 ¾" (10.89m) launch, which is the #41 national mark. Junior Julia Gake doubled in the 200 and 400 meters, placing third in the 200 (26.91) and fourth in the 400 with a #27 58.90 time. Senior co-captain Sydney Ladner was second in the pole vault at 9'8" (2.95m).

The Jumbos had three DIII top 50 marks in the 800 overall as junior Rhemi Toth ran 2:17.92 (25th) and junior Lauren Diaz came across the finish line in 2:20.28 (50th) behidn Neilon. Junior Jennifer Jackson's 39:36.64 in the 10,000 meters is 36th on the national qualifying list.

With great depth of scoring, Tufts compiled 148.5 points to win going away. RPI was second at 108 and Trinity placed third (77). A total of 20 teams scored points.