ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track & field team was back at it on Saturday for day two of the Centennial Conference Championship at Muhlenberg College. Once again, there were plenty of strong performances on the day for the Owls, including a podium finish and another new school record.
After a strong showing in yesterday's 10k, Anna Kyle upped the ante on Saturday with a second place finish in the 3k steeplechase. The junior posted a time of 11:48.28 in the event, good enough for the silver and a new personal record for Kyle.
Rachel Eaglin set herself up for a strong showing in the heptathlon with Friday afternoon's events, and she capitalized on that by setting a new school record in the event. Eaglin took sixth in the long jump and javelin and ninth in the 800 meter run, which all added up to a fourth place finish for the first-year. Her total of 3310 points absolutely smashed the previous school record of 2784.
In the 100 hurdles, Jennica Terry put together a great preliminary showing, posting the second-fastest time of the day at 16.10 to easily qualify for finals. Eaglin (17.97) and Julie Gonzales (18.41) also put up solid runs in the event. Over in the 100 meter dash, Terry unfortunately suffered a false start, but Katie Billings ran a new personal best time of 13.74.
In the 400 hurdles, the Owls got a couple more qualifications for Sunday's finals as well as another big school record. Kass Wojcik took third in trials with a time of 1:06.48, which is also a new program record for the Owls. Haley Varnum's 1:11.93 was the eighth-fastest performance in the event, getting her a ticket to Sunday as well.
In the 200 meter dash trials, Terry posted a season-best time of 26.87, but finished just one spot outside of finals in ninth place.
The 4x800 relay squad wrapped up the day with a seventh-place finish, gaining the Owls two more points towards their team total.
Overall, the Owls continue to sit in sixth place in the team standings with 24.5 points to their name. They'll look to keep their positive momentum rolling as Conference Championships wrap up on Sunday.
*The Owls were supported today by members of the Billings, Eaglin, Gonzales, McDonnell, Wojcik families and President Kim Cassidy! Many thanks to those who came and cheered us on and those who supported us from afar. - Coach Hewitt*