No. 3 Women’s Track and Field Shines At NCAA Regional Championship

No. 3 Women’s Track and Field Shines At NCAA Regional Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore All-American Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) added another national record to her unbelievable resume as she broke the DIII record in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Regional Championship hosted by MIT at Harrison Track.

THE BASICS

After Day 2 – 2nd out of 14 teams (16 points)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Jonathas cruised the national record and a first-place finish in the prelims with an unbelievable time of 11.50 seconds (+2.3).  That mark broke the original record of 11.55 set in 2012.  Jonathas now owns the fastest times in Division III history in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes.

She also moved into fifth all-time in DIII history in the long jump, as she won the event while also setting a program record with a jump of 20-02.25 feet.  The sophomore became the first athlete of the 2018 outdoor season to record a plus 20-foot jump.  Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.) picked-up a third-place finish in the long jump with her final distance of 18-11.25 feet, which moved her into the top-10 in the country in the event.

Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Milton, Mass.) also competed in the 100-meter dash and finished with a time of 12.76 seconds which is a new personal best for the freshman.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will look to compete for a regional championship tomorrow on the final day at MIT.