Indoor Track and Field Ignites Its 2017-2018 Season At F&M Invitational And Tallies Up Centennial Conference Qualifiers

Indoor Track and Field Ignites Its 2017-2018 Season At F&M Invitational And Tallies Up Centennial Conference Qualifiers

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Bryn Mawr Track and Field Team opened its 2017-2018 season on Saturday, competing at the Franklin and Marshall Invitational. The Owls had 13 individual qualifications for conferences, one of the highest in program history for an opening meet. Pacing the way for the Owls was freshman Jennica Terry with her outstanding performance in the 60 meter hurdles that landed her the new school record. 

Jennica Terry saw her top effort of the day in the 60 meter hurdles. Terry posted a time of 9.40 in the event and landed a third place finish out of of 51 competitors. Her time of 9.40 beat out the school record set by Julie Gonzales last indoor season. Later in the day Terry also placed 9th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 8.19, which would qualify her for the Centennial Conference Championships in February. Her time of 8.19 was just five hundredths of a second away from the current 60 meter school record held by Tara Holman. Additionally Terry's  27.86 performance in the 200 meter dash qualified her for the Centennial Conference Championships as well.

In addition to Jennica Terry, Julie Gonzales also competed in the 60 meter hurdles. Gonzales finished in a time of 11.50 good for 45th overall. 

The race of the day was certainly the 60 meter dash. Aside from Jennica Terry ,the Owls had three other student athletes to run qualifying times for the Centennial Conference Championships. Tara Holman (8.45), Tahawney Terrell (8.92), and Katie Billings (9.12) were the trio to make the mark. 

Evelyn Ferrall represented for the Owls in the 1000 meter run. The freshman finished in a time of 3:32 and landed herself a third place finish overall out of 6 other athletes.

In the 1 Mile run it was Kate Edwards who stole the show. After coming back from an amazing cross country season the senior runner posted a time of 5:24.47 in the event. Her time of 5:24.47 landed her a second place finish and qualified her for the Centennial Conference Championships.

The 5,000 meters saw Campbell Powell finish 22nd overall with a time of 20:21. Her time of 20:21 would also qualify her for the Centennial Conference Championships.

Rachel Greene and  Noor Banihashem Ahmad both competed in the long jump for the Owls. Greene's jump of 4.60 m landed her a 20th place finish. While Banihashem Ahmad's jump of 4.30m landed her a 28th place finish. Both of the jumpers marks today qualified them for the Centennial Conference Championships.

Natalia Phillip had a great season opener in the weight throw. Her best throw of 12.03m allowed her to shake of the dust and land a 19th place finish out of 43 other throwers. In the shot put Phillip finished the Owls off with a 11.64m throw and added another Centennial Conference Qualifyer to the list.

""The team was supported today by the Billings', the Hollman's, and the Terry's. Many thanks to all who where able to attend and those who supported us from afar". - Coach Hewitt

The Owls will be in action next Saturday at the Holiday Invitational. Events will begin at 12 PM.