Bryn Mawr Track and Field Knocks Down Four School Records In Season Debut

Bryn Mawr Track and Field Knocks Down Four School Records In Season Debut

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr Track and Field team was back in action Saturday with their first outdoor meet of the season. The Owls took a short trip to Ursinus College for the UC Outdoor Invitational, and it turned out to be a highly successful season opener. By the end of the meet the Owls had racked up on 16 individual conference qualifiers and 4 new school records. The Owls placed third overall with a total of 90 points and claimed a win over Ursinus College. 

In the triple jump Rachel Greene stole the show. Her jump of 10.90m landed her a third place finish in finals and the new school record in the triple jump. The record was previously set in 2017 by Noor Banihashem Ahmad (10.03).  

The 100m hurdles saw Jennica Terry post a second place finish in finals with a time of 15.35. Her performance in today's meet breaks a 11 year old school record which was previously set by Cara Petonic back in 2007 (16.75).Terry also had an outstanding performance in the 100m dash. After qualifying for finals Terry ran to a fourth place finish overall at 13.27.

The Owls saw Tahawney Terry finish 12th in the 200m, finishing in a time of 28.58. Georgia Nelson and Olivia Brintlinger-Conn were also participants in the event and finished in 29.69 and 29.79 respectively.

In the 800m Allegra Wham finished 15th overall in a time of 2:45.09.

Chelsea Thangavelu posted a third place finish in the 5000m, crossing in a time of 19:25.90 and landing a new PR for the season.

Rounding out the efforts in the throws was Natalia Phillip and Helena Martin. In the weight throw the Owls saw Phillip claim victory in the event with a best throw of 40.0m. Phillip was able to beat out her own school record which was previously last season (29.54). Halena Martin made her season debut in the Javelin and on her first attempt broke her own school record. Martin landed a fourth place finish overall (32.98) finishing just behind athletes from Gettysburg and Ursinus College.

Julie Gonzales finished second overall in the Pole Vault with a best jump of 2.90m.

The Owls will look to build off of their success from this weekend when they get back to action next weekend at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted at Princeton University.

"The team was supported by members of the Kyle and Terry families, Professor Greg Davis, as well as friends of the team. Many thanks to all who came!"- Coach Hewitt.