COLLEGEVILLE, Pa./NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – The Bryn Mawr College track and field team split up Friday evening as many runners traveled to Ursinus and other to the Armory in New York City. The day was filled with personal best times and distances.
At The Armory, sophomore Claudia Keep broke her own school record in the 1000m by running a 3:06.28 en route to a 3rd place finish. In addition, she ran a solid mile race and with 5th overall with a time of 5:12. Freshman Alex Beda put forth a solid effort in the 800m with a time of 2:35.
At the Urisnus Meet sophomore Kim Wiley and freshman Margaret Patchin led the Owls with outstanding performances. In the mile, Wiley knocked-off more than 23 second on time for a collegiate best time of 5:48.06.
In the field events, senior Alliya Aktar posted a season-best distance in the shot put with a heave of 5.94 while Patchin's toss of 5.48m was a personal best. In the long jump, junior Rachel Kahelin's leap of 3.54m was the best distance for the Owls.
In the 60 high hurdles, senior Sarajane Rodgers posted a season-best of 13.16 followed a personal best in the 60m by Kahelin with a 10.10.
The 800m run turned out to be the best race for the Owls all afternoon as seven runners ran to personal best times. Leading the way was sophomore Elaine Schmidt with a 2:44.54. Also setting PR's was freshman Yamina Mohattane (2:58.12), sophomore Rachel Hager (2:58.93), freshman Yue Yang (2:59.72), Rodgers (3:06.46), sophomore Adrienne Baugher (3:09.55) and Patchin (3:25.08).
The Owls return to action when they travel to Haverford on Friday, Feb. 15