Feb. 22, 2014
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Navy women's indoor track and field team sits in third place with 37 points heading into Sunday's final day of the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championship. The Mids went 3-4 in the weight throw and 5-6 in the long jump on Saturday.
"Overall it was a pretty good day and the top three teams are all really close," head coach Carla Criste said. "We had a great 3-4 punch in the weight throw with Teronda Brown and Maressa Guynn.”
Terond Brown and Maressa Guynn were able to get things going for Navy, placing third and fourth in the weight throw to tally 11 team points. Brown and Guynn each recorded ECAC-qualifying marks of 54ft-4.75in and 53ft-8.25in, respectively.
Navy captain Veronica Ffrench recorded Navy’s highest finish, placing second in the high jump for eight team points. Ffrench recorded a mark of 5ft-3.00in (1.60m) in her second-place finish.
Emily Jensen tallied an ECAC-qualifying time in the 5000m run with a time of 17:30.97. Jensen’s fifth-place finish in the 5000m run tallied four points for Navy.
Freshman Hali McFadgen had a good day overall, scoring in the long jump with a fifth-place finish of 17ft-10.25in. McFadgen will also run in the finals of 60m hurdles on Sunday.
Navy’s 4x800m relay squad of Ashley Welker, Madeline Zell, Meghan Harvey and Shannon Cuthbert finished fifth overall with a time of 9:21.63 (ECAC).
On Day 1, Amanda Graham
and Samantha Newhaller
placed sixth and 10th
, respectively, in the five-event pentathlon. Graham and Newhaller combined for six top-six finishes in a group of 16 competitors. Graham had her highest finish in the long jump with a second-place performance of 16ft-7.00in. Newhaller recorded her best performance in the 800m run with a second-place finish of 2:28.60. Graham’s sixth-place score 3046 points tallied four team points for Navy.
Sunday's competition will feature the finals of the remaining 14 events. The running events will begin at 12:15 PM with the mile run and the women's field events will begin at 10:00 AM.