COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track & field team racked up several more great accomplishments earlier Sunday afternoon as they closed out the indoor season. The Owls got some great performances on the final day of the Centennial Conference Championship meet, and ended up beating out McDaniel for ninth place in the final team standings in the process.
Freshman Tara Holman continued her incredible first season at Bryn Mawr. Holman set a new school record in the 60 meter dash prelims, taking seventh place with a time of 8.14 seconds. That was good enough to get her into the finals, where she also finished seventh to pick up two points for the Owls in the team standings. Fellow freshman Katie Billings also took part in the event, posting the 19th fastest time at 8.69 seconds. Holman also took part in the 200 meter dash on the day, taking 13th with a time of 27.97.
In the pole vault, Julie Gonzales posted a high of 2.89 meters to claim fourth place. Though that wasn't enough for a season-best for the talented freshman, it certainly was good enough to earn the Owls five more points towards the team standings. Gonzales was also the Owls' top finisher in the 60 meter hurdles. She posted a time of 10.96 in the event, good enough for 17th place. She was joined in the event by Marissa Mirecki, who finished close behind with a time of 11.21.
The Owls' distance medley relay team also scored a point for Bryn Mawr. The squad of Kate Edwards, Haley Varnum, Rebekah Gallop, and Hannah Hastings put up a time of 13:14 in the event, good enough for seventh place and another valuable point for the Owls.
Gwendolyn Vary put on yet another strong showing in the shot put at today's meet. The junior took 11th place in the event, putting up a longest throw of 8.75 meters. That was also a new season best for Vary, and it came on a great day.
Bryn Mawr also featured three strong relay teams, beginning with a tremendous 4x400 meter relay. The Owls took seventh place in that event, as the team of Prerana Vaddi, Gallop, Yue Yang, and Varnum posted a time of 4:26.79. The 4x800 team also put up an amazing run, with the team of Ashley Macina, Lily Falk, Sophie Webb, and Lizzie Robinson posted a terrific time of 10:58.31. Meanwhile, the team of Billings, Vaddi, Yang, and Mary Cooper were strong in the 4x200 as well, with the squad taking 10th place in a time of 2:05.03.