May 9, 1909
At the annual Field Day, senior Inez Milholland, in setting two Vassar records, broke a national one as well. She threw a basketball 77 feet 9 inches, bettering the record set in 1902 by Harriet J. MacCoy ’03 by 4 inches. Milholland topped her own mark when she put the 8-pound shot 31 feet 9 ½ inches, an American women’s record which stood until it was broken in 1913 by Elizabeth Hardin ‘16.
The seniors won the day, with 48 ½ points to 30 for the juniors, 16 2/3 for the sophomores and 12 for the freshmen. The Vassar Miscellany