COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The 2016 Centennial Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship got underway earlier Saturday afternoon, and the Bryn Mawr squad had a strong start thanks to three great performances on the day.
Senior Marissa Mirecki got the Owls going with a solid performance in the pentathlon. Mirecki opened the day with a seventh-place finish in the 60 meter hurdles, running that event in a time of 11.11 seconds. In the high jump, she tied Gettysburg's Danielle DeMichael with a high of 1.25 meters for another seventh-place finish. Her best event of the day came in the long jump, where Mirecki took fourth place with a long of 4.28 meters. The senior took seventh in both the shot put and the 800 meter run to cap off the pentathlon, claiming seventh place overall and earning two points for Bryn Mawr.
In the only other event on the day for the Owls, senior Hannah Hastings and sophomore Kate Edwards also put on strong showings. Competing in the 5000 meter run, Hastings earned an eighth-place finish, coming home in a time of 18:31.90, just .17 shy of the seventh spot. That was still good enough to earn the Owls another team point on the day. Edwards, meanwhile, took 19th in the event with a time of 19.48.96.
The Owls will be busy tomorrow as action ramps up on the final day of the championship meet, with the full day going from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Currently, the Owls sit a point ahead of McDaniel in the team standings, and they'll look to hold on to that advantage with a strong finish to the weekend tomorrow.