BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Owls track and field team is gearing up for the 2020 Centennial Conference Indoor Championship this weekend. Bryn Mawr will travel out to Franklin & Marshall for the culmination of this season's hard work and training – here's a look at what's ahead on Saturday and Sunday!
Jennica Terry gets her championship weekend started with two events on Saturday. The "Fastest Woman in Bryn Mawr History" will compete in the 60 meter dash and the 60 meter hurdles on the opening day of the weekend. Terry, the school record holder in both events, will start with the dash. She holds the third-fastest time of the season in the Centennial Conference in that event, as her 8.09 at last weekend's Keogh Invitational is just a few hundredths behind Abigail Gerdes and Marissa Hsu, both of Johns Hopkins. Terry will be racing in heat two in the four-heat prelims, with the top finisher in each heat plus the next four best times advancing to finals.
Later on in the day, Terry will get to flex her muscles once again, as she enters the 60 meter hurdles with the top time in the Centennial Conference this season. Terry has posted a 9.11 mark on two separate occasions this season to lead the league, and she comes in as a slight favorite ahead of Johns Hopkins' Annie Gutierrez. Terry will be running in heat two of these prelims as well, with the top finisher in each heat plus the next six best times advancing to finals. Look for Terry to be back in action on Sunday in the finals of both events.
The Owls will also be in action in both the distance medley relay and the 4x200 meter relay to wrap up proceedings on Saturday. Bryn Mawr's DMR seed time is just a second behind that of McDaniel, so look for a competitive race between the Owls and the Green Terror in that event.
Sunday should prove even busier for the Owls, as Bryn Mawr will have competitors in a handful of events. Alexis Boutchie will compete in the shot put, as the senior earned her way into the event at Conferences in her first year of competition. Margaret Hardigg will get her first taste of Centennial Conference Championship action as she takes part in the high jump. The first-year comes into the event tied for the fifth-best mark of the season in the event, and she'll look to top her best of 1.48 meters when she gets into action on Sunday. Competing in her first Centennial Championship as well will be Lydia Fisher, as the senior earned a spot in the long jump with a seed of 4.17 meters.
On the track side, Anna Kyle will take part in her final Centennial Conference Indoor Championship this year, as the senior earned a spot in the mile run. Kyle posted the 18th-fastest time in the Centennial Conference in the event this season, and she will look to improve on that mark on Sunday in the second section of the finals.
Along with potentially two finals races, Terry will be back in action on Sunday in the 200 meter dash alongside of Kass Wojcik. Terry holds the tenth-fastest mark in the conference this season in the event, while Wojcik has showed no signs of a "sophomore slump" as she holds an even faster mark of 27.08 this year. That time is the seventh-fastest in the Centennial this season. There will be four sections of finals in the 200 this year, with Terry and Wojcik having been placed into the same section, the third. Wojcik will also compete in the 400 meter dash as well, another event where she holds the seventh-fastest time in the Conference this season. The sophomore will race in section two out of three in that event.
The Owls will cap off the weekend with two more relays, the 4x400 and 4x800. In particular, the Owls could very well score points in the 4x800, as Bryn Mawr holds the third-fastest seed time entering that event, and the quartet of Wojcik, Amelia McDonnell, Carey Parker, and Kyle should set up Bryn Mawr for a strong performance.