Johns Hopkins' 4x400-meter relay team sets record at Bison Invite's second day
LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Johns Hopkins saw two school records broken on the second day of the Bison Open hosted by Bucknell. The 4x400m relay team of Megan McDonald, Emily Nordquist, Ingrid Johnson and Maggie Shelton finished in four minutes, 3.31 seconds breaking the previous school record set in 2010. Shelton set a record in the 800 meter run, finishing in 2:12.29 to top the school’s previous record set by Jordan Ireton in 2009. Shelton currently ranks first in the nation in the event.
Sophomore Megan McDonald was the top Division III runner in the 400 meter run, finishing in 58.98, topping her previous best at the Gotham Cup on Jan. 10. Emily Nordquist was 10th in the event, finishing in 1:01.27.
Junior Frances Loeb was the top collegiate runner in the mile run finishing in 5:03.75, the top time for a Hopkins runner this year. Johnson was ninth in the event with a time of 5:12.08. Senior Jena Daya had solid time in the mile, finishing third overall 10:15.13.
Sophomore Brynn Parsons was sixth in the 60 meter dash, finishing in a PR 8:02. She took fifth in the 200m run, setting another PR with a time of 26.48.
No. 1 Wartburg, No. 3 Wisconsin-La Crosse, No. 7 St. Thomas (Minn.) at Wartburg Select
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Wisconsin-La Crosse captured the Wartburg Select on Saturday night. The Eagles finished with 290.5 team points while Wartburg was second with 208.0 and Grand View placed third with 79.0. A total of seven teams competed.
UW-L had eight individual and two relays winners Saturday. On the track, the Eagles' Meg Heafy captured the 60-meter dash (7.83), Jaime Ludwigson the 200 (25.57), Jenna Halvorson the 400 (57.39), Kayla Anderson the 1,000 (3:01.94), Laura Mead the 3,000 (10:07.94) and Corissa Conard the 5,000 (18:31.15).
The Eagles' won the 4x200 relay (1:45.42) with Kaitlyn Francour, Alex Crain, Laura Muzia and Courtney Purcell as well as the 4x400 relay (3:55.41) with Halvorson, Bria Halama, Shannon Klein and Claire Elliott.
In the field events, Meaghan Howell captured the pole vault (3.35) while Halama won the triple jump (11.60).
Wartburg claimed five events; Taylor Officer in the 600, Haddie Vawter in the 800 and mile. In the field, Kayla Hemann won the shot out and weight throw.
No. 2 MIT at Tufts Stampede
SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- After a busy weekend last weekend, which involved runners going to three separate meets, MIT had a quieter Saturday this time, traveling down the road to Tufts for the Tufts Stampede Invite. Tech was victorious in 12 of the events, finishing in first out of 17 teams with a score of 231.50. Host Tufts was second with 165.50 and Bowdoin came in third place with 71 points.
Sophomore Cimran Virdi bettered her pole vault mark once again, clearing the bar in 12-06.00 to take first place. Senior Abigail Klein was fourth with a 10-06.00 and sophomore Sherry Wan came in fifth, also with a vault of 10-06.00. In the long jump, senior Jaclyn Konopka finished in second place with a jump of 16-10.75, junior Veronica Szklarzewski was fifth with a 15-09.50 and freshman Stephanie Guo came in sixth place with a jump of 15-07.00.
Winning the High Jump was junior Preethi Vaidyanathan with her jump of 5-02.25. In the triple jump, senior Stephanie Birkhimer captured the title with a 34-10.50 and Szklarzewski was third with a 34-04.75. Junior Ellen Liverpool came second in the weight throw with a throw of 51-00.75, while sophomore Isabella Stuopis won the shot put in 42-09.75.
No. 4 Wisconsin-Osh Kosh, No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater at Warhawk Classic
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Whitewater finished third at the Warhawks Open that was held in the Williams Center Fieldhouse on Saturday. North Central (Ill.) came away with first in the seven-team field.
Amanda Brom was the top finisher in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.15 while Amy Kahl placed second in the 3,000 with a 10:54.08 and Mary Kate Bernier finished sixth in the 5,000 (20:00.37).
No. 5 Williams, No. 10 Wheaton (Mass.) at Springfield Invitational
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Williams traveled to Springfield College on Saturday to compete in the second scored meet of the season. Facing off against nine other teams, the Ephs ran away with the victory, scoring 195 points. Amherst was second with 104 points while Wheaton (Mass.) took third with 79.5.
The Ephs executed this plan successfully, winning nine of the 15 events in which they competed. The distance group was particularly dominant, taking the top two places in the 800, 1000, mile and distance medley relay (DMR). Freshman Yvonne Bungei won the 800 in a collegiate best 2:25.54, running confidently from the front, and then returned to run the 800 leg on the second place DMR. Junior Alison Smith ran 5:16.13 for a comfortable victory in the mile and led off with the 1200 leg of the winning DMR. Senior co-captain Brianne Mirecki led the entirety of the 1000 meters en route to victory (2:58.28) and ran the 800 leg of the winning relay. Sophomore Lacey Serletti ran a huge personal best of 3:02.04 for second place in the 1000 and anchored the winning DMR on the mile leg. Freshman sprinter Alyza Ngbokoli lent her talents to the distance group by running a stellar 400 leg on the winning DMR, whose final time was 12:26.20.
No. 9 Washington (Mo.) at Engineer Invitational
Terre Haute, Ind. -- Washington (Mo.) had six individual champions and 14 top-three finishes as the Bears won the team title at the Engineer Invitational hosted by Rose-Hulman on Saturday.
Washington U. scored 177 team points to take the team title from NCAA Division II Bellarmine, who finished second with 136. Thomas More was a distant third in the eight-team field with 68 points.
Senior Jasmine Williams led the way for Washington U., finishing first in three events.