Jan. 18, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy women's track & field totaled 111 points for a second-place finish at the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday. Senior Maressa Guynn (Uniontown, Pa.) recorded the Mids first ECAC-qualifying performance in the weight throw.
"We had some good performances across the board today," said head coach Carla Criste. "Maressa had a great meet and look for the same performance in two weeks against Army."
Guynn finished second in the weight throw and recorded Navy's first ECAC-qualifying mark of the season with a throw of 16.44m. She also finished 13th in the shot put with a mark of 11.44m.
Junior Amanda Graham (Wakefield, R.I.) was Navy's lone individual to record a first-place finish. Graham placed first in the pole vault with an indoor personal-best mark of 3.45m. The Mids distance medley relay team of Christina Blair, Sarah Bernhardt, Ashley Welker and Mary Cate Scully tallied Navy's other meet win with a finishing time of 12:28.87.
Navy had top-five performances in the four distance runs. In the 800m run Shannon Cuthbert (2:18.55) and Madeline Zell (2:18.78) placed third and fourth. In the mile, Blair (5:10.16) and Katie Jan (5:16.05) finished fourth and fifth. Mary Cate Scully (10:16.16) placed fourth in the 3000m run. Brenna McDannold (18:28.11) finished fifth in the 5000m run.
Freshman Hali McFadgen
had another strong performance in the 60m hurdles with a fifth-place finishing time of 9.22.
Maryland finished first with 170 total points. Following Navy's 111 points, UMBC (86), Morgan State (64) and Howard (62) rounded out the top five.
Navy will have two weeks to prepare for archrival Army in the annual star meet on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The meet is slated to start at 2 p.m.