WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team was back in action Saturday for the final day of the Monmouth Winter Collegiate Invitational, with numerous Owls putting up solid performances on the afternoon.
Natalia Phillip got right back at it on Saturday after a successful performance in the weight throw on Friday night. On this day, Phillip took part in the shot put, and once again the sophomore made it into the finals. This time, she came up just shy of her season-best, but still took sixth place with a long of 11.51 meters in the event.
Jenica Terry was another star performer on the day for Bryn Mawr, as she made the finals of the 60 meter dash. In the prelims, Terry posted a time of 8.36 seconds, which was good enough to qualify her for finals in the event. There, she went on to better her time by eight hundredths of a second, posting a finish of 8.28 seconds and claiming sixth place in the event. She also took part in the 60 meter hurdles, where she just barely missed out on the finals with a time of 9.81 seconds, and in the 200 meter where she posted a season-best time as well.
Tara Holman also had a solid day, just missing out on the finals in the 60 meter dash herself. The junior posted a time of 8.52 seconds in that event. She was joined in that event by Tahawney Terrell (8.83 s) and Casandra Paiz (10.72 s, PR).
Noor Banihashem Ahmad was another Owl to make it to finals on day two of the event, as she claimed seventh place in the triple jump with a mark of 9.43 meters. In the long jump, Rachel Greene was another Owl who just barely missed out on making it to finals. The junior posted a long of 4.89 meters in the event, still good enough for a new season-best mark.
On the distance side, both Kate Edwards and Anna Kyle picked up personal records in the 3k with impressive performances. Edwards took second place in the event with a time of 10:32, while Kyle finished closed behind in fourth in a time of 11:02. In the 500 meter run, Haley Varnum led the Owls with a third-place finish in a time of 1:28.92 and Olivia Brintlinger-Conn set a new personal record with a time of 1:33.45. Also earning personal records on the night were Georgia Nelson in the 400m and Zoe Sego in the 200.
With the rust from winter break properly shaken off now, the Owls will continue to build their performances next week at the Frank Colden Invitational at Ursinus.
*The Owls were supported today by members of the Hewitt and Terry families. Many thanks to those who traveled to cheer and those who support us from afar! - Coach Hewitt*