SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College track and field team had a pair of school records fall – 3K steeplechase and the heptathlon – as they opened the 2014 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Swarthmore College.
Sophomore Hannah Hastings set the school record in the 3K steeplechase with a time of 11:20.27, topping the previous mark set by Melissa Leedle in 2004 by more than a second. Hastings took home second place as Hope Rainey of Haverford won the race in 10:56.43.
In the heptathlon, both sophomores Rebecca Craig and Marissa Mirecki broke the previous mark of 2310 points set by Aigne Goldsby in 2010. However, it was Craig who edged Mirecki by 66 with 2515 points to set the new school record. The sophomore duo finished 5th and 6th, respectively, overall.
Another highlight from the first two days of action was in the 10K. Junior Claudia Keep posted a time of 36:29.55 to finish second in the event behind Dickinson's Sara Patterson.
Other finishes on the day for the Owls included junior Tonja Nixon running a 13.56 in the 100m dash, sophomore Yue Yang posting a 1:08.66 in the 400m followed by junior Elaine Schmidt's 2:23.84 in the 800m run.
The 4x800m relay of Schmidt, Hastings, senior Victoria Travis and sophomore Alex Beda finished 10th with a time of 10:42.95. In the long jump, Mirecki leaped 4.09m while freshman Ashley Macina jumped 4.03m.
The championships wrap-up on Sunday. Currently the Owls are in 6th place with 23 points as Dickinson leads with 61.
1. Dickinson – 61
2. Johns Hopkins - 37
3. Swarthmore – 33
4. Gettysburg – 29
5. Muhlenberg – 27
6. Bryn Mawr – 23
7. Ursinus – 19
7. Franklin & Marshall – 19
9. Haverford – 18
10. McDaniel - 4