Top Five Flashback: Women's Track and Field #5

Top Five Flashback: Women's Track and Field #5
Top Five Flashback: Women's Track and Field #5


NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University athletics resumes its summer series with a daily flashback to the top five moments of 2016-17 for each of its 19 varsity sports. Beginning with Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) and finishing with the final day of August, 95 moments (19 x 5) will be shared to relive the most exciting happenings of the most recent Seahawk season.

Salve Regina women's track and field qualified several individuals for the New England regional championships, hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., with three school records falling. The 4 x 400 meter relay was the last entry to rewrite a record. The team of Erin Gunther (Sayesville,N.Y.), Madison Stanley (Warwick, R.I.), Megan Jenkins (Walpole, Mass.) and Natalie Kopiec (Manchester, Conn.) finished in 10th place in the last event of the meet after having been seeded 13th.

"Each one was totally spent after their leg; it took at least five minutes to get them upright," said head coach Matthew Hird. "What a great effort."

Salve Regina University
Salve Regina athletics sponsors 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports for men and women. The Seahawks compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's track and field, women's volleyball), New England Hockey Conference (NEHC - women's ice hockey), New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA - sailing). Beginning in 2017-18, Salve Regina will also sponsor equestrian as a varsity sport, and adds junior varsity programs for baseball and men's lacrosse.