NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Bryn Mawr track & field team headed up to New York City for the annual NYC DIII Invitational earlier Friday night, and the Owls made plenty of noise in the Big Apple.
Jennica Terry just missed a new season best in the 60 meter dash prelims, running an 8.19 to qualify for the finals in the event. Terry came up just a bit slower in the finals, but her big performance of the day came in the 60 meter hurdles. The junior ran a 9.38 in the prelims of that event, the fourth-fastest time of prelims. Then, Terry went on to smash that in the finals, crossing the line in a time of 9.11 seconds. That performance nearly matched her own school record of 9.04 seconds, and it was the fastest time Terry has put up in the event since she posted that record back in February of 2018. It was also good enough to give her second place in the event. She put a cherry on top of her day with an additional season-best performance in the 200 meter dash, running that event in a time of 27.65 seconds.
There were several other great performances by Owls in those same events. A day after setting a new PR in the 60 at Haverford, Alexis Boutchie went out and smashed that time by running a 9.06 in the event today. Rebecca Britt also put up a strong time of 9.97s in the event. Over in the 60 hurdles, Lydia Fisher ran an 11.57s, a new season best for the Owls senior. Ritvika Patodia also shattered her previous best, shaving over two seconds off of her former best. Fisher doubled up with a spectacular effort in the 200, posting another best with a time of 30.22, and Margaret Hardigg added a season best of her own with a time of 31.04.
In the 400, Kass Wojcik took a top 20 finish thanks to a solid time of 1:02.04. Carey Parker put on a great showing in the event, running a new collegiate best by over 2.5 seconds. Santana Solorzano also put up a new best by over four seconds with a strong performance of her own.
Amelia McDonnell and Marien Richardson both earned season bests in the 800 meter for the Owls. In the mile, Bryn Mawr featured eight runners in the field led by Anna Kyle. The senior smashed her own personal record in the event, running a 5:18.80 to take 17th place in the event. Cecilia White (5:49.51), Evelyn Fort (6:28.33), Camryn Karis-Sconyers (6:28.58), Zoe Shinefield (6:56.60), Ella Heipt (6:56.62), and Hope Jones (7:08.38) also set season-best times in the event for Bryn Mawr. The bests continued in the 3000, as Eliza Lehman (12:54.69) ran her fastest time of the season in the event.
Over in the high jump, Hardigg was back in action. The first-year took eighth place in the event, clearing a high of 1.45 meters.
The Owls wrapped up the day with the distance medley relay, their first time running the event this season. Bryn Mawr acquitted themselves well in the event, running a 13:45.70 to take eighth place.
With the performances, Bryn Mawr ended the day in 21st place, beating out programs like the Merchant Marine Academy, NJCU, and King's.
Bryn Mawr will be back in action next weekend at Ursinus for the Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday.