While the number of runners representing the team was small, the results that the Women’s Track and Field Team earned at last weekend’s invitational were huge. The Lady Tigers started off their 2014 indoor season with great finishes at last Saturday’s annual Colorado School of Mines Twilight Invitational in Golden, CO. The three athletes running for the Tigers brought showed great effort with impressive results considering how early it is in the season.
Junior Rebecca Lavietes was one of the top runners at the meet, finishing ninth out of 16 in the mile run. She competed against runners from many Division II schools, including the host Mines, Metropolitan State, and Colorado Christian University. Finishing in an impressive 5:49:82, Rebecca continued her winning streak after earning All-Conference and All-Region honors as a rookie team member last fall for CC.
Beryl Coulter, a sophomore, took great strides in the 800-meter race, finishing in 10th place out of 19 women. She finished in a remarkable 2:39.34. Also competing in the 800m was senior Annie Taylor, who finished with a close time of 2:41.53.
All three runners who competed in this meet were also on the cross-country team, demonstrating a positive correlation between an all-year training schedule and successful sports seasons.
Head Women’s Track and Field coach, Ted Castaneda, as quoted from the Colorado College Athletics website, said, “We only took three runners because no one else was quite ready, but it was a good opening meet. They all posted times either right at or slightly below where we hoped for them to be. Obviously, we’re looking forward to taking a full team to our next competition later this month.”
The Tigers plan to bring their A-game to the Joe Davis Invitational hosted by the Colorado School of Mines on Feb. 22.