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Navy Women's Track Wins Six Events at the Towson Invitational

Lauren Allam

March 30, 2013

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TOWSON, Md. - The Navy women's outdoor track and field team won six events and posted three ECAC-qualifying marks at the Towson Invitational at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday. Navy competed against Towson, Delaware, Loyola, West Chester and Cheyney at the non-scored meet.

"The meet went pretty well," said head coach Carla Criste. "The throwers looked very good in the hammer throw and discus and Kristen [Smith] and Veronica [Ffrench] looked good in the high jump. We should have a competitive meet with Army next week and we are hoping everyone peaks at the right time."

Senior Brigid Byrne won the 5,000m run with an ECAC-qualifying time of 17:04.21. The time was Byrne's outdoor personal best and the fourth-best outdoor 5K time in school history. Byrne won the race by over a minute.

Sophomore Christina Blair won the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:08.36. Freshman Ashley Krulik was third at 11:33.80.

Senior Kristin Smith won the high jump with a clear of 5-5 (1.65m) and junior Veronica Ffrench was fifth at 5-1 (1.55m).

Junior Lauren Allam won the discus with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 150-3 (45.80m) and junior Maressa Guynn was second at 148-3 (45.20m), also an ECAC mark.

Guynn also won the hammer throw with a mark of 158-3 (48.23m) and junior Teronda Brown was fifth (139-7, 42.55m). Allam took third in the shot put (40-10½, 12.46m) and Guynn was fifth (40-9½, 12.43m).

Senior Jordan Kronshage placed first in the pole vault with a clear of 11-2½ (3.42m) and freshman Marissa Stewart was third at 10-8¾ (3.27m).

Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge placed second in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:44.68. Freshman Amanda Mulkey was third at 4:44.83, freshman Kelley Robinson was fourth (4:45.58) and freshman Meghan Harvey was sixth (4:50.02).

Junior Madeline Zell was fifth in the 800m run at 2:19.57, Mulkey was sixth (2:19.68) and freshman Ashley Welker was seventh (2:19.87).

Junior Sierra Parks placed sixth in the 400m hurdles at 1:08.06 and junior Kristen Liggett was seventh (1:08.94). Senior Jessica Ridgway placed third in the 100m dash at 12.61.

Freshman Crystan McLymore placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 36-5 (11.10m) and sophomore Sarah Barnum was third at 35-3¾ (10.76m). Barnum also placed fifth in the long jump at 17-1¼ (5.21m).

Navy will host Army in the Star Meet next Saturday at 2:15 PM at Ingram Field.



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