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Indoor Track and Field Finishes 7th at Ursinus Open

Indoor Track and Field Finishes 7th at Ursinus Open

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College indoor track and field team took home 7th place with 27 team points and edging rival Haverford by five points as the team competed at the Ursinus Open Friday evening.

The Bryn Mawr distance team dominated the track at Ursinus. In the 5k, sophomore Hannah Hastings and Millersville Shannon Cruz set the pace early as they dominated the race. However, it was Hastings that ended the race with a strong surge in the final 800m that gave her the race win and a time of 18:38.28.

Also posting a win in a distance race was junior Claudia Keep in the mile. Keep took the lead in the opening 50m and never looked back. She completed the race with a time of 5:13.13, more than 10 seconds faster than the second place finisher.

Junior Tonja Nixon set a new personal best time of 8.43 in the 60m dash, the fourth straight time she has lowered her time in the event.  She also went on to sprint a season best time of 29.60 in the 200m later in the afternoon.

In the 800m, sophomore Alex Beda posted a season best time of 2:35.75 and finishing 8th overall. Also running season bests was junior Elaine Schmidt in the mile with a 6:06.37 while senior Rachael Kahelin leaps a season best in the long jump (3.91m). Taking home 6th place in the 5k with a time of 21:10.03 was senior Victoria Travis.

In other field events, sophomore Margaret Patchin posted another personal best in the shot put with a heave of 6.36m.

The Owls are back to action on Monday, Feb. 24, as the Owls travel to Haverford College for the Keogh Invitational at 11:00 am.