NEW YORK, N.Y. / COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team was back in action Saturday, as the Owls split the squad up and took part in two separate invitationals. Several Owls athletes were in action for day two of the Armory Invitational, while others traveled over to Ursinus for the Frank Colden Invitational.
Up in New York, the day started off with a pair of freshman in the mile run. Anna Kyle and Emily Williams each got their first taste of the Armory this weekend, and they certainly acquitted themselves well. Kyle posted a time of 5:30.64 in the event, while Williams finished close behind with a time of 5:31.80. Both of those marks were PRs for the freshmen, who also had the unique experience of competing against international competition, as they faced off against a runner from McGill in Canada. Kyle and Williams also each qualified for the Centennial Conference champs with their efforts in the event today.
Over in the 3k, Kate Edwards made her season-debut for the Owls after rolling off a successful cross country campaign last semester. Edwards posted a time of 10:55.42 in the event, beating out runners from Loyola, UConn, and Cal State LA along the way. Her time was also good enough to qualify her for the conference championship meet as well.
In the 4x200 relay, Bryn Mawr had yet another tremendous performance. The Owls squad of Cailey Klink, Tara Holman, Katie Billings, and Haley Varnum moved Bryn Mawr into second place so far this season on the list of fastest times in the Centennial Conference in the event. The Owls foursome posted an effort of 1:56.18, surpassing their previous season best time in the event by three seconds.
The lone field athlete in competition for the Owls at the Armory today was Natalia Phillip. The standout freshman competed in the weight throw, and Phillip was able to put up a solid long of 11.30 in the event.
The Owls also had one other unique experience at the Armory this weekend, and it was in a distance that Haley Varnum took place in yesterday. Varnum ran the collegiate 500 on Friday, while over in the 500 Invitational, Arizona's Sage Watson set a new collegiate record in the distance with a time of 1:08.40.
Over at Ursinus, there was plenty of other positive action going on for the Owls. In the 5k, freshman Nina Inman made her debut, and it was a great one. Inman posted a time of 21:38.38, good enough for eighth place in the event and a new personal record time.
Tahawney Terrell also earned a new personal best on the day, competing in the 400 meter dash. The junior posted a time of 1:06.83 in the event, the fourth-fastest in her section and fifth-fastest Centennial Conference runner in attendance in the event. Terrell was also in action in the 200 meter dash later in the day. In her season debut in the event, the junior posted a time of 28.57 and finished fourth in her section there as well. Both of Terrell's marks would qualify her for the Centennial Conference Championship meet.
In the triple jump, freshman Noor Banihashem Ahmad turned plenty of heads by taking second place in the event. Banihasham Ahmad posted a long of 9.59 meters in the event, a season-best for the first-year and the best mark of anyone from the Centennial in attendance at the event. Banihashem Ahmad would also post a PR in the long jump with a mark of 4.40 meters, which was also good enough to qualify her for conferences.
Also competing in the long jump was Irina Buchok. The senior set a personal best of her own with a high of 4.41 meters. Buchok would also PR in the high jump with a best of 1.35 meters. Sophomore Rachel Greene would set the Owls' standard in the long jump, however, with a best of 4.73 meters.
Hope Jones and Sydney Maves each took part in the mile run for the Owls. Maves posted a time of 5:54.69 in the event, while Jones made her season debut and set a collegiate PR in the mile with a time of 7:01.18.
In the 800 meter run, a pair of Owls' first-years stormed the event. Cecilia White led the way by setting a personal best in the distance with a time of 2:39.70. Vidya Ramaswamy also set a new personal record with a time of 3:10.58.
Gwendolyn Vary took part in the shot put for the Owls, posting a long of 7.51 meters in the event.
The Owls will be right back in action next weekend, as they travel to the Monmouth Winter Collegiate Open on Friday and then over to Haverford on Saturday!