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Owls Sit in Fifth After Day One of Champs

Owls Sit in Fifth After Day One of Champs

Haverford, Pa. - It was a very successful opening day of competition for the Bryn Mawr indoor track and field team earlier Saturday afternoon. After numerous quality finishes from Owls competitors, Bryn Mawr finds themselves right in the middle of the action, currently sitting in fifth place as a team after day one. Today's action was mostly comprised of field/pentathlon events, but there were still several nuggets of quality in those events for the Owls.

Junior Marissa Mirecki made yet another big splash in the pentathlon today, closing out her indoor season with yet another school record in the event. After breaking the previous record twice already this season, Mirecki yet again reset the bar with a huge performance. She officially finished with 2025 points at the end of the day, the first time over 2000 for any Bryn Mawr athlete in the event. En route to the big finish, she set new personal records in the 60 meter hurdles (11.14 seconds), high jump (1.31 meters), and 800 meter run (2:53.02 seconds). With the new bests, Mirecki finished seventh place in the event, earning the Owls two points towards their team total.

Also taking place today was the 5000 meter run. Two Owls saw action in that event, with Hannah Hastings taking fifth place overall with a finish of 18.27.79. Freshman Kate Edwards finished right behind in seventh place, coming home in a time of 18:39.25. That is a great time for Edwards, as it is a new personal best and a solid top-ten finish in the event.

With one day of competition in the books, the Owls have a total of eight points in hand and currently sit ahead of Ursinus, Muhlenberg, and McDaniel in the team standings. There'll be plenty of action on tap tomorrow for Bryn Mawr, as several relay teams and three more individuals are scheduled to see action in the season finale.

Team standings
1. Dickinson 32
2. Haverford 23
3. Gettysburg 23
4. Johns Hopkins 16
5. Bryn Mawr 8
6. Ursinus 6
7. Muhlenberg 6
8. McDaniel 3