By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM _ The Framingham State University women’s outdoor track and field team has been slated to finish fifth in the 2023 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Preseason poll in a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.
The Rams have been slated to finish fifth with 11 points, while Fitchburg State narrowly edged the Rams for the fourth spot with 12 total points.
The 2023 Rams return reigning MASCAC Champion Emily Newcomb who won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2022 MASCAC Championships meet finishing with a time of 12:43.07. Newcomb also placed sixth in the 800M with a time of 2:36.94.
Also returning for the Rams are throwers Alyssa Caputo and Kaylee Beck. A year ago, Caputo placed third in the shot put and discus, while finishing fourth in the javelin and sixth in the hammer throw. Beck placed fifth in the shot put and fourth in the discus, while finishing second in the hammer throw.
Reigning MASCAC Champion Bridgewater State has been slated to capture the MASCAC Title once again with 25 total points and five first place votes. Westfield State claimed the second spot with 19 points and the remaining first place vote.
Sitting in third place is Worcester State with 17 points, and Massachusetts Maritime claimed the sixth spot with six points.
The Rams open the 2023 season on March 25th at Bridgewater State.