HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College indoor track and field took home 9th place Sunday evening at the annual Centennial Conference Championships hosted by Haverford College.
The day got underway as freshman Gwendolyn Vary posted her top throw of 7.97m in the shot put on her second attempt. After fouling on her first attempt, Vary bounced back with her second try, a heave that measured 26-01.75, her best on the day. Despite fouling on her third and final attempt, Vary finished 20th overall.
First on the track for the Owls was the distance medley relay (DMR). Sophomore Hannah Hastings got the Owls started strong in the 1200m leg for the race before passing the baton onto classmate Alex Beda. From there, Beda handed-off to freshman Sydney Maves before junior Claudia Keep anchored the team. Although they fell behind early, the DMR battled through in the third and fourth leg of the race to finish in 8th place ahead of McDaniel and Ursinus. They finished the race in a time of 13:17.45.
Junior Tonja Nixon posted a time of 8.45 in the 60m dash, good for 13th place. Nixon, along with freshman Jing Ma, sophomore Lauren Dana and sophomore Grace Kim ran a time of 2:06.99 in the 4x200, good for 9th place.
In the 3K, Keep mirrored her finish in the 5K the day before by finishing in 4th place. She posted a time of 10:14.59, nearly missing a personal best time in the event, en route to earning another five team points.
In the 4x800 relay, junior Elaine Schmidt, Beda, senior Victoria Travis and Keep claimed 8th place with a time of 10:27.44, once again finishing ahead of McDaniel and Ursinus. By finishing 8th in the race, the Owls secured 9th place overall in the final scoring as McDaniel was statistically unable to outscore the Owls in the final event, the 4x400 relay.
The 2013-14 indoor season came to an end with the running of the 4x400. The team was comprised of sophomore Yue Yang, freshman Ann Lin, Beda and sophomore Marissa Mirecki. Yang split a personal best time on the lead off leg, followed closely by Lin. Beda ended the her long day in the 3rd leg while Mirecki carried the baton to the finish line on pace for her season best time of the season.
The indoor track and field season comes to end after a year of many highlights. The outdoor season gets underway on Saturday, March 22, as the Owls travel to West Chester University for the Golden Ram Invitational.
Final Team Standings
1) Johns Hopkins - 243.33
2) Swarthmore - 81.50
3) Dickinson – 81
4) Muhlenberg - 67.33
5) Gettysburg - 58.50
6) Haverford - 58
7) Ursinus - 54.33
8) Franklin & Marshall - 41
9) Bryn Mawr – 12
10) McDaniel - 5