HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team traveled just down the road to Haverford earlier Saturday for one last regular season meet before next weekend's Centennial Conference Championship meet. With plenty of Owls in action today, there were a lot of great results across the board for Bryn Mawr.
Three different Owls saw action in the 60 meter dash, led by team captain Tahawney Terrell. The senior took sixth place overall and first in her section with a time of 8.59 seconds, a new season best for Terrell. That was just behind the fourth-place finish of Tara Holman, who posted a time of 8.47 seconds. Katie Billings also had a strong performance in the event, finishing just off of her previous season best with a time of 8.82 seconds.
Holman and Terrell doubled up for the 200 meter dash as well, and they were joined by Cailey Klink. Terrell was the fastest finisher for the Owls in the race, posting a season best time of 28.30 to take seventh overall. Terrell's times in both the 60 and 200 turned out to be personal records for the senior captain as well, and they were both also good enough to qualify her for conferences next week. Holman finished just behind Terrell, posting a 28.34 to take eighth place in the event. Klink earned a season best time herself in the event, setting a new indoor personal record of her own with a time of 28.45.
In the mile, it was Anna Kyle who led the way for the Owls, posting a time of 5:38.49 to take seventh place. Emily Williams was right behind in eighth with a 5:38.77, while Sydney Maves posted a 5:46.22.
Julie Gonzales was the lone Owl in action in the 60 meter hurdles. While she couldn't quite top her own school record performance from last week, her mark of 10.85 was still a solid performance.
Vidya Ramaswamy continued to show remarkable growth with her third personal record in three weeks in the 800 meter run. Ramaswamy posted a time of 3:00.76 in the event to mark her new PR. Ashley Macina also had a strong 800, running the event for the first time this season and posting a time of 2:36.47.
The Owls would close out the action on the track late in the day with the 3k and 4x400 relay. Hope Jones ran a very strong 3000 meters for Bryn Mawr, posting a new collegiate PR in the event with a time of 13:56.43. Elizabeth Robinson also showed herself well in the distance event, taking fourth place with a time of 12:31.27. In the relay, the Owls team of Klink, Williams, Cecilia White, and Kyle combined for a 4:40.35, just off their season best time from last week.
Over on the field side of the meet, Julie Gonzales got the day started off with a 2.90 meter clearance in the pole vault. That was good enough for Gonzales to claim sixth place in the event. The Owls would get another sixth place finish a little later in the day from Noor Banihashem Ahmad, whose 9.78 meter best in the triple jump was her second-best jump all-time in the event.
In the shot put, Mecca Harris made a strong return from injury, taking seventh place with a long of 9.34 meters. Gwendolyn Vary also had a solid meet for the Owls, earning a 12th place finish with a throw of 8.47 meters.
Bryn Mawr now gets one last week of prep before a big weekend next week. The Owls will be looking to continue their steady trend upward with another strong performance at the Centennial Conference Championships. That two-day meet is slated to start at 11 AM on Saturday, and is hosted this year by Ursinus.
*The team was supported today by former assistant coach Charlotte Healy, Class of 2016 alums Alex Beda, Marissa Mirecki, and Margaret Patchin, Deborah Harley, and many members of the Bryn Mawr student population. Many thanks to all who were able to make it and all those who supported us from afar! - Coach Hewitt*