BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track and field team was back at it on Saturday at the Greyhound Invitational hosted by Moravian College, and the Owls made plenty of noise in this one!
Headlining the results was Jennica Terry's performance in the 100 hurdles. The sophomore came out firing in the trials, but tipped the third hurdle as she went over. That almost sent Terry down to the track surface, but she fought through in time to just clear hurdle four. That middle section of the race set her back in the field a bit, but she still managed to qualify for the finals later in the day, and did the effort ever turn out to be worth it.
In those finals, Terry absolutely crushed the field. She took first place in the event and set a brand new school record as well, with her time of 14.65 topping her own record by almost three tenths of a second. That was also a huge personal record for Terry as well. Perhaps even more impressively, that time ties her for the sixth-fastest 100 hurdles in Centennial Conference history. She also put on a strong performance in the 200 meter dash, running a 26.89 for a new season best time in that event.
There were plenty of other noteworthy performances on the day for the Owls, including three more Centennial Conference Championship qualifications. Junior Anna Kyle went out and set a new personal record in the 10000 meter run, She came in second place (to a Division I runner from Colgate) and qualified for conferences with a time of 39:47.25. Haley Varnum was the second of the Owls' qualifiers on the day, as she ran a very strong 400 hurdles. Varnum set a new season best time of 1:11.36 in that event to qualify for championships. Rachel Eaglin's terrific effort in the 200 dash also qualified her for Centennials, as she ran a new season best time of 28.27 to accomplish that feat. Eaglin also put on good performances in the 100 hurdles (16.77s) and high jump (1.40m) as well.
Julie Gonzales tied her own school record in the pole vault for the second time in ten days and third time this season. The senior took ninth place in the event, tying her season best and school record with a high of 3.05 meters. She also went out and set a new season best time in the 100 hurdles, running an 18.07 in that event.
Katie Billings picked up a season best in the 100 meter dash, running that in 13.95 seconds. In the 400 hurdles, Kass Wojcik ran a new season best time of 1:08.16, which was also good enough for sixth place in the event. Carey Parker also saw action on the day, as she ran a 29.83 in the 200 meter dash.
The Owls now have one more meet left on the schedule before Centennials kick up during the first weekend in May. Penn Relays are set to take place for a select few Owls on Thursday, April 25th, and then Bryn Mawr will send the team to central Pennsylvania for the Blue Jay Tune-Up at Elizabethtown College on Saturday. Then, the team will head up to Muhlenberg starting on Friday, May 3rd for the Centennial Conference Championship.
*The team was supported at the meet today by members of the Billings, Kyle, Parker, and Terry families. Many thanks to those who made the trip and to those who supported us from afar! - Coach Hewitt*