COLLEGEVILLE, Pa./PRINCETON, N.J. – The 2013-14 indoor track and field season got underway Saturday afternoon as the Owls competed at the Bow-Tie Invitational hosted by Ursinus College and the New Year's Invitational hosted by Princeton University.
Hot off her stellar performance at the 2013 NCAA NCAA DIII Cross Country National Championships, junior Claudia Keep won the mile run at Princeton. Sophomore's Hannah Hastings and Tonja Nixon set personal bests in the 3K and 600m, respectively. All three runners qualified for the conference championships.
While at Centennial Conference foe Ursinus, there were 11 personal bests set. Of the returners setting personal bests, sophomore Yue Yang ran a 71.48 in the 400m while senior Victoria Travis shaved off 8 seconds in the 800, with a time of 2:44.86. Sophomore Betsy Helm ran a 2:59.78 in the 800m, 13-second off her previous personal best time.
In the 4x200 Yang, freshmen Holly Senebandith and Maddy Mark as well as sophomore Lauren Dana, ran a 2:05.76, edging past Neumann thanks to Mark's third and fastest leg of the relay. The pole vaulters were also a force to be reckoned with today as Senebandith cleared 2.75m for 5th place and Mark vaulted 2.60m and finished in 7th place.
The owls will have one more showing during the fall semester as they travel to Haverford College for their Holiday Meet on Saturday, Dec. 14.