BALTIMORE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track & field team was back in action Saturday for day two of the Centennial Conference Championship meet. Despite some windy conditions and cool weather, there were still plenty of fantastic performances by the Owls.
After setting the school record in the hammer throw yesterday, Natalia Phillip was back in action today leading the throws crew in the discus. Phillip threw a long of 32.41 on this day in the event, good enough for sixth place in the event and three points for Bryn Mawr. Halena Martin also saw action in the event, throwing a long of 30.36 meters for an 11th place finish. Mecca Harris (25.47m) and Gwendolyn Vary (23.60m) also posted solid finishes in the discus for the Owls.
Rachel Greene posted a great performance for the Owls in long jump. The sophomore posted a new season best in the event with a long of 5.19 meters. That was good enough for seventh place for the New Jersey native, giving Bryn Mawr two more points towards their team total. Greene was joined in the event by Noor Banihashem Ahmad, who also posted a season best mark with a long of 4.58 meters.
Over on the track side of the day, Anna Kyle had another very solid showing in the 3000 meter steeplechase. The first-year Bryn Mawr runner posted a time of 12:20.99, which was good enough for another seventh place finish for the Owls. Chelsea Thangavelu also put on a great effort in the event, with her time of 13:04.35 smashing her previous season best in the event by over ten seconds. That was also good enough for 12th place for the Bryn Mawr sophomore.
Tara Holman stamped her ticket to the finals of the 100 meter dash with a strong performance in today's preliminaries. The Bryn Mawr sophomore ran a time of 13.30 into a very strong headwind. Just a shade off her own previous season best, that was still the fifth-fastest time of the prelims and easily fast enough to get Holman into tomorrow's finals.
Senior Ashley Macina got into the mix for Bryn Mawr with a strong performance in the 800 meter run. Macina posted a time of 2:35.14 in the event, good enough for 16th place.
In the 200 meter dash, Tahawney Terrell just missed out on a new season best time. The junior took 13th place in the event with a time of 28.58.
The 400 meter dash saw Owls first-year Cailey Klink get her first taste of Centennial Conference Championship action. Klink ran the event in a time of 1:05.72, just a shade off of her previous season best time, but still good enough for a top-20 finish.
Bryn Mawr closed out the day by taking part in the 4x800 meter relay. The Owls team of Campbell Powell, Thangavelu, Vidya Ramaswamy, and Hope Jones combined to post a time of 11:46.26 in the event, good enough for eighth place.
With several other teams picking up points in today's proceedings, the Owls have moved into eighth place overall in the team standings. Johns Hopkins now holds a 23.50 lead over Dickinson for the top spot, with Gettysburg, Swarthmore, Muhlenberg, Haverford, and Franklin & Marshall behind. Bryn Mawr's 19 points finds the Owls leading both Ursinus and McDaniel at the end of day two. Bryn Mawr will look to keep their awesome performances going tomorrow for the final day of the Centennial Conference Championships.