Women's Track & Field

Wolliston Sets CCSU Record for Women's Track & Field at Yale Collegiate Invitational

Wolliston Sets CCSU Record for Women's Track & Field at Yale Collegiate Invitational

The Central Connecticut women's indoor track and field squad competed at the Yale Collegiate Invitational on Saturday. Senior Melissa Wolliston broke her own school-record in the 60 meter hurdles to highlight the Blue Devils' performances.


Wolliston won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.72. Senior Sarah Hicks placed second in the event with a time of 9.05. Freshman Hailey Rospierski (9.19) placed third (9.19) and sophomore Sierra Nesmith (9.26) placed fifth. 

Senior Taylor Boncal ran a personal-best, 59.19, to win the 400 meter dash. Senior Sherise Truman won the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.21. 

Freshman Erica Snape earned a second-place finish in the 60 meter dash and set a collegiate personal-best, turning in a time of 7.89. Senior Sarah Hicks placed eighth in the event with a time of 8.22.

Sophomore McKenna Kilian placed second in the long jump with a personal-record jump of 5.22m. Nesmith placed sixth with a leap of 4.99 meters and Rospierskie jumped 4.52 meters to place 12th.

Freshman Kadizha Benjamin placed second in the high jump with a collegiate personal-record leap of 1.60 meters.

Sophomore Madeline Mondo set a personal-record in the 3,000 meter with a time of 10:31.01 to place fifth.

Kilian placed fifth overall in the 500 meter run with a time of 1:21.37. In the 1,000 meter run, freshman Megan Brawner led three Blue Devils, placing fifth (3:08.44). Senior Brittany Mendelson placed seventh (3:08.97) and senior Jazmin Booker placed eighth (3:10.01).

Junior Abrah Toomey had a personal-record throw of 13.87 meters to place seventh in the weight throw. Freshman Valeria Hernandez placed 12th with a mark of 11.23 meters. In the shot put, Hernandez placed 10th with a throw of 10.19 meters and Toomey (9.86m) was 11th.

The relay team of Boncal, Wolliston, Snape and Nesmith won the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:57.03. The 4,000 meter distance medley relay placed third with a time of 12:46.19.

The Blue Devils return to action on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Joe Donahue Invite in Boston, MA, at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center.