No. 2 MIT displays strong outing as host of Art Farnham Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- With some of the members of the MIT women's track and field team at Boston University for the John Thomas Terrier Invitational, another group of Engineers remained at home to host the Art Farnham Invitational.
In the opening event, the 60m, junior Veronica Szklarzewski finished in second place with a time of 8.08, crossing the line just three one-hundredths of a second behind Arintha Robert of Fitchburg State. Senior Jackie Brew followed soon after in fourth with an 8.24. Brew went on to win the 60m Hurdles in 9.45, coming in over half a second ahead of the second place finisher and Szklarzewski would finish in sixth in the long jump with a jump of 15-01.50 and first in the triple jump with a 34-02.75.
No. 1 Wartburg at Wartburg Open
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Wartburg won its own Wartburg Open Saturday with 377 points and 14 event victories.
Senior Haddie Vawter broke a six-year old record in the 1000m run with her time of 2:56.32. She broke Jennifer Kuiken's time of 2:57.18 set in 2008.
No. 6 Johns Hopkins at Haverford Invitational
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- The Lady Blue Jays notched 5 individual wins at the Haverford Invitational on Saturday, including two from sophomore Brynn Parsons, as the team turned in another impressive early season performance. Parsons eanred victories in the 60 meter race (8.03) and came back to win the 200 meter run in a time of 26.77. Parsons saw some familiar faces at the finish line, as Hopkins also took third through seventh in the event.
Senior Emily Swenson took first in the shot put with a season-best toss of 13.40 meters (34’7.50”), while finishing third in both the high jump (1.47m) and the 60 meter race (8.21).
The Hopkins 'A' 4x400 meter relay team finished first in a time of 4:06.82, outpacing second-place Swarthmore by 10 seconds.
The trio of Megan McDonald, Maggie Shelton, and Emily Nordquist went 1-2-3 in the women’s 400m with McDonald notching a season best time of 59.77. The women’s 800m also had three Blue Jays finishing together, taking second through fourth with Ingrid Johnson taking second overall in 2:21.56, just moments after she ran the mile in 5:13.00. In her first 800m race, Hudson Van Slooten finished with a time of 2:22.35 to take third overall.