COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team got their season back underway earlier Saturday afternoon at the Collegeville Classic, hosted by Ursinus College. After an extended winter break, the Owls were certainly ready to get back in action, and that showed with plenty of impressive performances on the day. On the whole, Bryn Mawr posted two second-place and two third-place finishes, allowing the Owls to easily finish in the top half of teams in the field.
Anna Kyle took second place in the 3k, finishing that event in a time of 11:10. Jennica Terry duplicated the feat for Bryn Mawr, posting a time of 9.60 in the 60 meter hurdles to qualify for finals. In that final race, Terry improved upon that time, finishing in 9.47 seconds to claim second place.
In the pole vault, Julie Gonzales posted a season-high of 2.90 meters, enough to take third place in the event and also good enough to qualify her for the Centennial Conference championship. Picking up another third place finish was Kass Wojcik, as the first-year ran a 1:04.57 in the 400 meter dash to claim the podium spot by just .05 of a second. Wojcik would also finish fifth in the 200 meter dash with a season best time of 27.49, good enough to qualify her for conferences. She wrapped up her day with a personal record in the 60 meter dash, posting a time of 8.57 to qualify for conferences.
Sarah Keane made her debut on the track for the Owls, and she earned a personal best in the mile with a finish of 6:15. Emma Fiorini tempoed her first collegiate mile as well, putting up a time of 6:25. Other personal records came from Allegra Wham (12:56) and Emily Darrow (13:28), both in the 3000 meter run.
Katie Billings was another Owl who put on an impressive showing, as the senior posted a finish of 9.08 in the 60 meter dash.
With the year's first meet under their belt, the Owls will continue to train and shake off the rust as they roll on towards Conferences in February. Next weekend, much of the distance squad will be off as they prep for the New York City Armory meet. However, the rest of the squad will be in action at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University.
"The team was supported today by members of the Terry and Wojcik families. Many thanks to those who made it to the meet and to those who supported us from afar." - Coach Hewitt