BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It was an outstanding effort on Saturday as the Bryn Mawr Track and Field Team competed at the 2018 Coach Pollard Invitiational. It was a non-team scoring event, but the Owls saw a number of solid performances, including new school records from freshman Jennica Terry, Natalia Phillip, and 5 additional Centennial Conference qualifiers.
To start the weekend off for the Owls was Natalia Phillip and Helena Martin competing in throwing events Friday afternoon. Natalia Phillip set the standard high for the Owls in the Hammer throw and broke her own school record after claiming a best throw of 42.00 meters. This was good for a 14th place finish overall. In the shot put Phillip saw a 10th place, with a best throw of 11.80 meters not far off her school record of 12.70 meters previously set in 2017. Halena Martin finished 31st in the event, recording a best distance of 10.11 meters. Martin will now qualify for four Centennial Conference Championship events. On day two Phillip competed in the discus. In a field full of 46 participants Phillip finished sixth overall with a best throw of 37.14m. Phillip currently has the second best throw from the conference in the event.
Kate Edwards made her season debut in the 5000 meters and cruised to a second place finish overall. The senior runner showed her strength and finished in a time of 19:13.89.
In the 100 meter hurdles the Owls saw Jennica Terry claim an eighth place finish in finals. In prelims she crossed the line at 14.97 and claimed yet another school record for the Owls. Julie Gonzales and Olivia Brintlinger-Conn were also in the event and posted strong finishes for Bryn Mawr. Julie Gonzales ran a season best, finishing at 18.52. Olivia Brintliner-Conn followed up with a Centennial Conference qualifying performance and clocked in a 19.71 finish. Jennica Terry was also a contender in the 100m dash and posted a 12.82 finish for the Owls. Her time was just .03 away from capturing the Bryn Mawr school record which was previously set in 2011 (12.79).
Georgia Nelson was the sole Owl to compete in the 400m dash. In a field of 50 participants Nelson finished 41st overall in a time of 1:06.47 and qualified in the open event for the Centennial Conference Championships in May.
Anna Kyle led the charge for the Owls in the 1500m and finished 18th overall at 5:08.82 which would be a season best for the sophomore.
Rachel Greene dominated the jumps for the Owls. In the triple jump, Greene was just shy of her school record acquired earlier this season with a best jump of 10.25m. And in the long jump Greene placed 20th in a field of 57 competitors and landed a best jump of 4.99m.
Bryn Mawr will be back in action next Saturday for the Mason-Dixon Invitational held at Dickinsion College.