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Eriko Darcy '24 (Frank Poulin)
4x200m Relay Logs Blue Track & Field Program Record at New England DIII Championships

February 25, 2024

Wellesley College track & field's 4x200m Relay team broke the program record at Sunday's New England DIII Championships. The event was held at the TRACK at New Balance.

Wellesley College track & field won the Peter de Villiers Cup at Smith College on Saturday (Frank Poulin)
Blue Track & Field Wins Second Consecutive Peter de Villiers Cup

February 17, 2024

Wellesley College track & field won its second straight Peter de Villiers Cup against Smith College and Mount Holyoke College on Saturday.

Taylor Quaye '24 (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley Track & Field Finds Success at Gordon Kelly Invitational

February 10, 2024

Wellesley College track & field had top three finishes in five events at the Gordon Kelly Invitational on Saturday at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center Track.

Emily Doyle '25 (Frank Poulin)
Blue Track & Field Competes at Tufts Cupid Challenge

February 03, 2024

Wellesley College track & field took part in the Tufts Cupid Challenge on Saturday at Tufts Univrsity's Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center.

Claire Peng '26 (Frank Poulin)
Blue Track & Field Places Eighth at Branwen Smith-King Invitational

January 20, 2024

Wellesley College track & field finished eighth out of 13 teams at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University on Saturday.

Emily Brydges '26 (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley Track & Field Earns Seventh at Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational; Brydges Wins 3000m

January 13, 2024

Sophomore Emily Brydges (Suffield, Conn.) won the 3000m event and Wellesley College track & field earned seventh out of 11 teams at the Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational hosted by Brandeis University on Saturday. Host Brandeis won the team competition with 129.5 points. Bates took second with 101.5 points, followed by Smith (74), UMass Boston (61), RPI (56), St. Anselm (53), Wellesley (50), Fitchburg State (33), Regis (29), Emmanuel (18) and Wentworth (15).

Simone Beauchamp '26 (Frank Poulin)
Blue Track & Field Opens 2023-24 Season at the Mary Grinaker Invitational

December 02, 2023

Wellesley College track & field started the 2023-24 on Saturday at the Mary Grinaker Invitational, hosted by Smith College. Sophomore Simone Beauchamp (Aurora, Colo.) won the 3000m event with a personal best time of 11:09.53. Classmate Claire Peng (Chapel Hill, N.C.) was third with a time of 11:26.95.

Emily Doyle '25, Coach Phil Jennings, Aoife Fitzgerald '25 (Frank Poulin)
Season Preview: 2023-24 Wellesley Track & Field

November 30, 2023

Wellesley College track & field starts the indoor season at the Mary Grinaker Invitational on Saturday, December 2, hosted by Smith College. The link to the team's schedule can be found here.

Charlie Barron '26 (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley Track & Field Announces 2023-24 Schedule

November 28, 2023

Wellesley College track & field and head coach Phil Jennings have released the team's 2023-24 schedule. The Blue will compete at the Mary Grinaker Invitational on Saturday, December 2 to begin the indoor season.

(L to R) Ellie Murphy-Weise, Ella Whinney and Claire Anderson earned individual USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition (Frank Poulin).
Track & Field Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors; Three Named All-Academic Athletes

July 20, 2023

Wellesley College track & field has been named an All-Academic Team for the 2023 NCAA Division III Women’s Track & Field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Photos by Frank Poulin and Sean Elliot
Wellesley Track & Field Places Five on CSC Academic All-District Team

May 31, 2023

The College Sports Communicators (CSC) released the Academic All-District Women's Track & Field Team on Wednesday. Wellesley College track & field seniors Claire Anderson (Denver, Colo.), Ellie Murphy-Weise (San Francisco, Calif.), and Sally Richardson (Orono, Minn.). Junior Taylor Quaye (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Erin Dickinson (Omaha, Neb.) also received the honor. The award is given to athletes who in addition to being impactful on their respective team, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, and have achieved second year status at their academic institution.

Photo by Katie Galiardi
Wellesley Track & Field's Whinney Earns All-American Honors at NCAA DIII Championships

May 27, 2023

Wellesley College track & field first year Ella Whinney (Madison, Wis.) finished eighth in the 3000 meter steeplechase finals to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon at Polisseni Track and Field Complex. Whinney set a program record with a time of 10:37.97, breaking the previous record set by Leah Clement ‘12, who had a time of 10:41.09 in 2011. Whinney becomes the second runner in Wellesley track & field program history to earn All-American honors in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Grace Cowles ‘21 previously placed sixth in the event in 2019 to become an All-American.

Photo by Frank Poulin
Blue Track & Field's Whinney Qualifies for 3000m Steeplechase Finals at NCAA DIII Championships

May 25, 2023

Wellesley College track & field first year Ella Whinney (Madison, Wis.) finished third in her preliminary heat to advance to the 3000 meter steeplechase finals at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday night at Polisseni Track and Field Complex. Whinney set a new season best with a time of 10:41.39, finishing only .3 seconds off of Wellesley’s program record and with the eighth fastest time in qualifying.

Ella Whinney '26 will represent Wellesley track & field in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2023 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Frank Poulin)
Blue Track & Field's Ella Whinney Qualifies for 2023 NCAA DIII Track & Field Championships, May 25-27

May 19, 2023

Wellesley College track & field first year Ella Whinney (Madison, Wis.) was announced on Friday as an individual qualifier for the 2023 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The championships will take place from May 25-27 at Polisseni Track and Field Complex on the campus of St. John Fisher University in Rochester, N.Y. with St. John Fisher acting as the host institution.

Photos by Frank Poulin
Anderson, Murphy-Weise, Whinney Receive USTFCCA All-Region Award

May 19, 2023

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2023 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field All-Region recipients on Friday. Wellesley College track & field senior Claire Anderson (Denver, Colo.) was named USTFCCCA All-Region in the 10000 meter event while classmate Ellie Murphy-Weise (San Francisco, Calif.) and first year Ella Whinney (Madison, Wis.) each earned the honor in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Friday marked the first time Wellesley had three team members make the USTFCCCA All-Region team.

Ella Whinney '26 won the 3000m steeplechase on Thursday. (Caitlin Gordon '24)
Whinney Wins 3000m Steeplechase for Blue Track & Field at MIT Final Qualifier

May 18, 2023

First year Ella Whinney (Madison, Wis.) nearly set a program record in the 3000 meter steeplechase for Wellesley College track & field in the MIT Final Qualifier at Sherie and Don (1961) Morrison Track. Whinney's won the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:42.72, within two seconds of the Blue's program record. Senior Ellie Murphy-Weise (San Francisco, Calif.) had a personal-best time of 10:53.28 to earn third. Both Whinney and Murphy-Weise now hold top-25 times nationally for the 3000 meter steeplechase, with Whinney sitting in eighth at the time of this release.