Track & Field’s Higuera Castillo Wins 10K at Tufts Snowflake Classic

Jasmine Higuera Castillo
Jasmine Higuera Castillo

Medford, MA --- Junior Jasmine Higuera Castillo (Riverside, CA) and senior Nathan Stomberg (W. Greenwich, RI) kicked off the outdoor portion of the 2016-17 WPI Track & Field campaign Sunday morning in the 10K at the Tufts Snowflake Classic.

Higuera Castillo chopped nearly 20 seconds off her personal-best to win the race with a time of 39:16.87 as Stomberg placed sixth in a time of 32:55.44, which was a second shy of his current PR. Both qualified for the New England Division III Championships while Higuera Castillo was also faster than the All-New England All-Division (NEICAAA) championships qualifying time. As of Sunday night the junior is third on the NEWMAC performance list. 

The rest of the team is slated to begin the outdoor season at Amherst on Saturday.