BALTIMORE, Md. - The Owls track & field team was back in action Sunday for their final day at the Centennial Conference Championship meet. With plenty of great performances throughout the day, and the entire weekend, the Owls were able to claim ninth place overall in the championship this year.
Competing in her first Centennial Conference Championships this weekend, first year Halena Martin showed no signs of stage fright. The New Jersey native shattered her own school record in the javelin today, and did so by a wide margin. After setting the mark back in mid-April, Martin came into her specialty event today and took eighth place with a throw of 32.76 meters. That was almost a full meter better than her previous school record, and also good enough to get the Owls another point for their team total.
In the 100 meter dash finals, sophomore Tara Holman nearly made program history with a tremendous effort. Holman posted a time of 12.82 seconds in the event, good enough to take sixth place. That time was also just three hundredths of a second off of the current school record of 12.79, set back in 2011. It was also a new season best time for Holman, who gained three points for Bryn Mawr with her performance.
Kate Edwards was back in action for Bryn Mawr on Sunday as well, this time competing in the 5000 meter run. The Owls junior took eleventh place in the event, finishing in a time of 18:28.06, just a bit off of her previous season best in the event.
The Owls took ninth in the 4x100 meter relay overall. The quartet of Mecca Harris, Tahawney Terrell, Rachel Greene, and Holman combined to run a 51.86, a new season best time in the event. Bryn Mawr also posted a season best in the 4x400 as well, with the team of Terrell, Anna Kyle, Ashley Macina, and Cailey Klink taking ninth place in a time of 4:17.71.
Back over in throws, Natalia Phillip led the way for the Owls with a fantastic effort in the shot put. Phillip posted a long of 11.63 meters in the event to take fourth place overall. That was enough for five more points for Bryn Mawr in the team standings. Halena Martin and Mecca Harris also took part in the event, posting a long of 9.94 meters and 9.50 meters, respectively.
With their efforts this weekend, Bryn Mawr takes ninth place overall in the championships, beating out McDaniel handily by 23 points. Johns Hopkins claimed the overall crown, beating out Dickinson by almost fifty points on the weekend. Gettysburg took third, with Swarthmore and Haverford rounding out the top five. Today's finale is also a fitting end to Bryn Mawr's season, which saw the Owls set five different school records in outdoor this spring.
"The team was supported at championships this weekend by Elaine Schmidt ('15), Athletic Director Kathy Tierney, and members of the Greene, Gonzales, Harris, Martin, and Powell families. Many thanks to all those who made it out trackside this season and to the many more who supported us from a far!" - Coach Hewitt