Women's Track & Field Competes at Tufts National Qualifier

Margaret McCaffrey
Margaret McCaffrey

Medford, Mass.–Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) established a new school record with a throw of 19.41m in the weight throw to take first place as the Rhode Island College women's indoor track & field team competed at the 2019 Tufts National Qualifying Meet on Saturday.

THE BASICS
• This was an individual meet with no team scoring.

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) posted a sixth place finish in the 400m (59.71).

• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) notched a fourth place finish in the 200m (25.86).

• Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) notched a third place finish in the 800m (2:15.66). She also established a new program record with her effort.

• Senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) finished second in the weight throw (16.77m) and registered a seventh place finish in the shot (11.74m).

• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) placed 13th in the weight throw (13.93m).

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the NCAA Div. III National Championship on March 8-9 at UMass Boston. Individual selections will be announced on Monday, March 3.