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Result: Piergies - 8th / S. Marsh 15th / Farrell 16th

Women's Track and Field hosts MIAC Heptathlon

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 – 12:45 p.m. (Thu.) / 12:30 p.m. (Fri.) at Northfield, Minn. - Laird Stadium

Piergies leading the way for Carleton in the MIAC Heptathlon

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Tonya Piergies
Tonya Piergies
Photo: Nathan Klok

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Tonya Piergies (Sr./Kenilworth, Ill./North Shore) is currently in 6th place with 2321 points after day one of the MIAC Heptathlon at Laird Stadium, leading a trio of representatives from the Carleton College women’s track & field team in a strong field of 18 competitors.

The senior got off to an impressive start in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in a time of 16.69 seconds to earn 6th place and 632 points. Up next was the high jump, where she turned in another 6th-place performance with a mark of 1.47 meters, giving her 588 more points.

Staying in the field for the third event of the day, Piergies took 15th place in the shot put, earning 440 points with her throw of 8.63 meters. In day one’s final event, the 200-meter dash, she reclaimed some momentum with a 4th-place finish in 27.62 seconds, handing her 661 points and 2321 total heading into the final three events on Friday.

Also competing for the Knights were first-years Sydney Marsh (Austin, Minn.) and Eve Farrell (Mahtomedi, Minn.), who sit in 12th place (2024 points) and 17th place (1861 points), respectively.

Marsh took 10th place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.30 seconds, earning 563 points. Meanwhile, Farrell crossed the finish line in 19.40 seconds, good for 18th place and 354 points.

In the second event, the high jump, Farrell climbed back into the mix with an 8th-place result, achieving a mark of 1.44 meters and receiving 555 points. Marsh ended up in 18th place with a jump of 1.29 meters, which handed her 399 points.

Marsh and Farrell finished right next to each other in the shot put. Marsh’s best distance, 9.02 meters, earned her 11th place in the event and 465 points. Farrell wasn’t far behind with a throw of 8.92 meters, which was good for 12th place and 459 points.

Finally, in the 200-meter dash, Marsh took 12th place with a time of 28.43 seconds, while Farrell finished in 29.84 seconds to claim 17th place. They earned 597 and 493 points, respectively.

Things will get going again on Friday at 12:30 p.m., when the 18 heptathletes compete in the long jump.