Selinsgrove, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team was back in action this weekend, this time travelling to central Pennsylvania for a meet at Susquehanna University. Once again the Owls are bringing home a bundle of impressive results, as well.
The mile run was possibly one of the most successful events of the season for Bryn Mawr today, with three different Owls setting personal records in the event. Senior Elaine Schmidt paced the flock today, but Rebekah Gallop and Kate Edwards followed close behind. Schmidt took home fourth place in the event, running a new personal best of 5:16.52 to finish just outside of a podium spot. Gallop was next up for the Owls, with the first-year student posting a 14th place spot with a time of 5:28.38. Edwards was right behind, finishing in 23rd place by running a time of 5:33.59.
Junior Marissa Mirecki kept her impressive indoor season rolling by setting a new personal best in the long jump. She would post a longest jump of 4.46 meters, a new indoor best for the all-around athlete. Not only does that qualify her for the long jump at the Centennial Conference championships, but it also gets her into the pentathlon event in the postseason as well. Later on in the day, she would add to her tally by posting a strong finish in the 60 meter hurdles as well with a time of 11.23.
Prerana Vaddi also took another step forward with another strong showing in the 60 meter dash. The fellow junior would post a new personal best in the event by finishing in a breakneck time of 9.16. Genesis Feliz also competed in the event, coming home just behind Vaddi in a time of 9.23 seconds.
In the 400 meter dash, Rachel Hager set a new season best by sprinting round the track in a time of 1:18.81. Not wanting to be outdone, Lizzie Robinson went out and set a season best of her own in the 800 meter run. The freshman came home in a solid time of 2:49.09 for the great result.
The Owls closed out the meet with one more successful event, the 200 meter dash. Vaddi was back at it in this event, as she would win her section with an impressive time of 29.98 seconds. She was joined by Tehzeeb Tyebjee, who would win her own section by coming home in an even faster 29.85 seconds.
Bryn Mawr will look to continue their impressive run as they get back in action next Saturday. The Owls will travel just up the road to Haverford College for the annual Keogh Invite, with things slated to kick off at 11:00 AM.