COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr track & field team was back in action earlier Saturday at the Collegeville Classic at Ursinus, and there were plenty of exciting performances on the day. The Owls saw 16 new personal records set and four qualifying marks for the Centennial Conference championships, and Bryn Mawr took sixth place out of 20 teams in action on the day.
Anna Kyle took second place in the 800 meter run, finishing in a time of 2:29.55. The senior went on to set a new PR in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:05.93. Those performances allowed Kyle to qualify for the CC championships in both events, making her the first Owl to qualify for four events so far this season. Kyle was joined in the 800 by Amelia McDonnell, whose 2:34.31 also qualified her for Conferences.
Jennica Terry continued her strong start to 2020 with two top five finishes on the day. Terry set the third-fastest time in the 60 meter dash preliminaries and then went on to finish in fifth in the finals of the event. She did even better in the 60 meter hurdles. Terry qualified fourth in the prelims of that event, then ran a 9.38 in the finals to take third. Terry also finished in 11th in the 200 meter dash on the day.
Also competing in the 200 meter dash was Kass Wojcik, and the sophomore put on a strong showing to take fifth place in the event. Wojcik also finished top 15 in a massive 59-runner strong 60 meter dash field.
Over in the high jump, first-year Margaret Hardigg had a fantastic day, taking third place in the event. Hardigg cleared a high of 1.42 meters to take that top-three position. Hardigg also set new PRs in the 200 meter dash (31.37s) and the 60 meter hurdles (12.42s).
There were plenty of other exciting performances on the day. In the shot put, Alexis Boutchie and Zaynah Moen both switched to the glide technique this week, and Boutchie posted a massive PR as a result. The senior threw a long of 8.32 meters for a new personal best, and then went on to set a PR in the 60 meter dash of 9.55 seconds. Moen threw a 7.43m long, and then the junior went on to also post a PR in the 60 meter dash of 9.63 seconds.
In the 4x400 relay, Bryn Mawr won their heat thanks to strong performances from Carey Parker, Anna Kyle, Evelyn Fort, and good anchor leg by Lydia Fisher. Fisher also set a new PR in the 200 with a time of 31.03.
All three of the Owls' 3k runners posted personal best times in the same heat on the day. Cecilia White led the way with a 12:01, and she was followed by a 12:23 from Sarah Keane and a 13:01 from Eliza Lehman.
There were plenty of other personal records on the day. Brooke Barton's 9.79s in the 60 meter dash was a new PR for the sophomore. Over in the 60 meter hurdles, Ritvika Patodia set a PR with a 15.51. Four Owls – Marien Richardson, Evelyn Fort, Ella Heipt, and Camryn Karis-Sconyers - all posted PRs in the mile.
With today's performances, the Owls took sixth as a team at the event, and they were the fourth-highest scoring Division III team in attendance. The Owls beat out teams from other schools such as Lincoln, Widener, and DeSales.
Bryn Mawr will look to continue building towards the conference championships when they get back in action next weekend at the NYU DIII Invitational.
*We were supported at the meet today by members of the Terry, McDonnell, and Wocjik families as well as members of Bryn Mawr Soccer, Bryn Mawr Field Hockey, and the general student body. Many thanks to all who made the trip and the many more who support the team from afar!."*