Biswal, Martin Earn Meet Awards as Saints Win 3rd Straight Liberty League Crown, Ranked 16th Nationally
Feb. 9: First Year Ella Martin and sophomore Divya Biswal earned the major meet awards with impressive multi-win performances, leading St. Lawrence University's women's indoor track and field team to its third straight Liberty League Indoor Track Championship at RIT Friday night.
Martin and Biswal both turned in record-setting performances in the meet which the Saints won with 201 points with RIT second with 132.5, RPI third with 122 and Union fourth with 10.5.The Saints are currently ranked 16th among NCAA Division III indoor teams heading into the upcoming Denault Invitational at Cornell.
Martin won the mile in a Liberty League record time of 5:04.78 and came back to win the 5000 meters in a Liberty League record 17:32.48, leading a Saint sweep of the top three spots for 24 points in the event. Biswal was a triple winner as an individual and led off the winning 4x200 relay. She set the SLU and Liberty League records in the 60 hurdles with a win in 9.38, won the long jump with a 5.29 meter jump and set the Liberty League record in the triple jump with a win at 11.57 meters. Biswall and Martin met ECAC qualifying standards in all of their events.
Biswal was joined by Anna Pond, Jaleigh Pier and Hannah Kinsey on the 4x200 relay which ran 1:48.89. Kinsey was also a double winner for the Saints, winning the 60 in 8.13 seconds and the 200 in 26.97. Other Saint champions included Carly Stine, who won the 400 in an ECAC qualifying 60.27, Kylie Morris, who was high jump champion, clearing 1.58 meters, meeting ECAC qualifying and Taylor Washington, who won the pole vault at 2.85 meters.
Marissa Turner added a third in the 400 meters and was fourth in the high jump, Ariel Beccia was second in the mile and fourth in the 800, Caroline Raue was second and Lizzie Edwards third in the 5000, both joining Martin as ECAC qualifiers,while Chinelo Asanya scored with a fifth and Pier was sixth in the 60 and Pond was fifth and Pier sixth in the 200. Cassia Hameline added a fifth in the 400 and Allison Scarf was fifth in the 60 hurdles. The 4x400 relay team of Turner, Teresa Grigg, Hameline and Stine was second in 4:14.31.
Caitlyn Boreyko was second and Marissa Rescott fourth in the pole vault, Scarf was fourth in the long jump and Kristen Linder was second in the shot put with Jessica Tyree fourth and Linder added a fourth in the weight throw.