(by Head Coach Jason Hewitt) BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team was back in action earlier Saturday afternoon for a busy weekend meet. Only a few Owls were selected to attend the the Greyhound Invite this weekend, but those who made the trip were certainly going to make the most of it.
The distance squad was in a PR mood Saturday, as Kate Edwards stepped to the line in the 5k and eventually knocked off the 12-and-a-half laps in 18:18.75 for second place and an 18-second personal record. Not be outdone by the veteran, first year Anna Kyle proved her own mettle, setting a new PR in the 1500m at 5:07.38. Edwards' time moves her into the top 12 on the Centennial Conference 5k list.
The jumps group took the weekend to focus on singular events, first with Irina Buchok tying her PR in high jump for the second time this season (1.40m). Rachel Greene would focus on long jump, landing a 4.69m jump for 17th place, while teammate Noor Banihashem Ahmad reached for 9.69m in triple jump (19th). Junior captain Tahawney Terrell would be the lone Owl coming out of blocks this weekend, running 100m in 14.02 for 24th place.
Having thrown the night before in hammer with senior captain Gwendolyn Vary (28.02m, NM, respectively) and on her own in Shot Put (9.94m), it was anyone's guess as to what first year Halena Martin had left in the tank for Saturday's events. Martin did not disappoint though, first throwing a PR in Discus (32.26m, Natalia Phillip - 28.18m, Vary - 21.07m) and then resetting her javelin school record from Wednesday at 31.89m. The fete concludes an 8 day period in which Martin has thrown for 3 school records.
The team will be back to full strength for their next team event at Widener University next weekend.
"The Track program was supported at the meet today by the Kyles and the Martins. Many thanks to those who made the trip up to Bethlehem and all the rest who supported us from afar!"