NEW YORK, N.Y. / COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team continued their busy weekend by taking part in two different invitationals on Saturday. Several members of the squad participated in events at day two of the Armory Invitational in New York City. One of those was freshman Tara Holman, who ran in the 200 meter dash. The Owls freshman posted a time of 28.13 in the event. That time was a new season best for Holman and also represented a personal best time for her in indoor track.
The Owls also featured in the 4x200 relay at the invite. The Bryn Mawr team of Holman, Prerana Vaddi, Tahawney Terrell, and Katie Billings put up a time of 1:56.53, the fastest time of the season for Bryn Mawr in the event.
Along with the notable performances on the track, it was a unique day for the Owls in that they were able to meet an Olymipian as well. The Armory Invitational is a historic event nationally and routinely draws some of the top track and field athletes from across the world, and this time was no different. Pictured below is the Owls 4x200 relay team standing with Olympian Gavin Smellie and another member of the Canadian Olympic team.
The Owls also were on hand to see Alan Webb's high school American record in the mile run broken. Drew Hunter posted a 3.58 to take the new record.
The rest of the Bryn Mawr team took part in the Frank Colden Invitational, hosted by Ursinus College. Results were still coming in as of this posting, but several Owls had already put on strong showings.
Freshman Julie Gonzales ran a time of 11.14 in the 60 meter hurdles, good enough to qualify her for the Centennial Conference Championship in the event. Later on, the freshman earned an eighth place finish in the pole vault with a high of 2.85 meters. Gonzales also had a strong showing in the high jump, posting a best of 1.37 meters.
Fellow first-year Caitlin Roa ran a 10.36 in the 60 meter dash, a new personal best time for her.
The mile run was a busy event for the Owls, as Bryn Mawr featured four runners in action. Rebekah Gallop paced the Owls with a ninth place finish in the event, finishing in 5:35.49. Freshman Maddie Maier finished close behind with a time of 6:19.81. Allegra Wham (6:24.04) and Margaret Patchin (7:47.77) also took part in the event.
Senior Marissa Mirecki led the way in the shot put with a long of 6.53 meters. Patchin finished close behind with a long of 6.28m.
In the 4x200 relay, the Owls team of Gonzales, Cooper, Lauren Dana, and Roa finished in a time of 2:18.54. Dana and Roa also took part in the 200 meter dash, finishing in times of 34.57 and 38.08, respectively.