Collegeville, Pa. - It was another successful weekend meet for the Bryn Mawr indoor track and field team today, as they took on a host of competitors at the Frank Colden Invitational, hosted by Ursinus. Numerous personal records, and even a school record, were broken on the day as the Owls posted a big result in the meet. Bryn Mawr ultimately took home sixth place in the meet out of 13 teams in attendance.
The 5k was a very fruitful event for the Owls on the day, as two records were set in that event alone. Junior Hannah Hastings took first place in the event with an incredible time of 17:57.19. That marks is a huge personal record for Hastings, and is also the second-fastest time indoors in that event in school history. She also finished over forty seconds faster than her next closest competitor. Freshman Kate Edwards followed close behind with a big personal record of her own in the same event, completing it in 18:52.19. That time is the fifth-fastest indoors and is potentially the fastest time for a freshman in the event in Owls history.
Meanwhile, fellow junior Marissa Mirecki was back in action in the pentathlon this weekend, just one week removed from breaking the school record in the event at the Widener Invitational. After such a great performance, Mirecki apparently decided the best encore was to break the record again today, as she posted a finish of 1,891 to reset the bar again with a third place finish in the event.
Senior Elaine Schmidt earned her first collegiate victory today with a big win in the 800 meter run. Schmidt posted a time of 2:21.31 to take the top spot in the event. The senior used a great lean into the finish to earn the victory, finishing just .33 seconds ahead of the second place runner. Her victory in the event was key to handing the Owls even more big points.
Tehzeeb Tyebjee also had a big personal record in the 400 meter dash today. The senior posted a 20th place finish in the event, finishing in a time of 1:09.39.
Junior Betsy Helm set a huge personal record of her own in the 3k. Helm finished seventh in a time of 12:54.76 to break her previous best time in the event.
Rebekah Gallop continued her solid freshman campaign with a 27th place finish in the 200 meter dash, finishing in a time of 30.79. She also posted a ninth place finish later on in the meet in the 800, coming home in a time of 2:35.01. Alexandra Beda also posted a solid 12th place finish in that event, racing in a time of 2:36.89.
Other good finishes for the Owls included a solid showing in the shot put by Gwendolyn Vary, who made a long throw of 8.68 meters to claim a 13th place finish. Margaret Patchin also competed in the event, with a longest throw of 5.28 meters.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action next weekend, travelling to the two-day Susquehanna Invite that starts on the afternoon of Friday the 13th.