April 17, 2013
WESTMINSTER, Md. -
Junior Teronda Brown broke Navy's shot put school record to highlight a successful night for the Navy women's track and field team at the McDaniel Twilight Invitational at Gill Stadium on Wednesday evening. Navy won 15 events while competing against McDaniel, Montgomery, Hood and a number of unattached athletes.
"It was a beautiful night with perfect conditions and the team achieved some great results," head coach Carla Criste said. "We had quite a few first-place finishes and Teronda Brown did great in the shot put to break the school record. Kristin Smith also looked really good in the high jump."
Brown placed first in the shot put with a school-record mark of 47-5¾ (14.47m). The mark is Brown's personal best and is over the ECAC-qualifying standard. Brown broke the previous school record of 46-11 (14.30m), which was established by Jen Leatherman in 2004. Brown recorded Navy's second-best indoor shot put mark in February with a throw of 46-6¾ (14.19m) to win the event at the Army-Navy Star Meet.
Brown was also the runner-up in both the hammer (144-6, 44.05m) and the discus (130-1, 39.65m) at McDaniel on Wednesday.
Navy swept all four throwing events as junior Lauren Allam won the discus with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 149-0 (45.41m), junior Alix Membreno won the javelin with an ECAC mark of 139-11 (42.66m) and junior Maressa Guynn won the hammer throw (159-3, 48.55m).
Senior Kristin Smith
was a double winner for Navy, taking first place in the high jump at 5-7¼ (1.71m) and winning the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:07.79. Smith met the ECAC standard in the high jump for the first time during the outdoor season. Junior Veronica Ffrench
placed second behind Smith in the high jump with a clear of 5-5¼ (1.66m).
Senior Katie Whitcombe won the 100m dash (13.31), senior Natasha Druggan won the 400m dash (59.34) and Madeline Zell won the 800m run at 2:25.46. Junior Samantha Newhaller placed second in the 100m hurdles at 16.65.
In the longer distance events, sophomore Paige Miller won the 3,000m steeplechase with a personal-best time of 11:16.42 and senior Jacqueline Blackburn was second in the 3,000m run at 10:56.03.
Sophomore Sarah Barnum won the long jump at 16-3¾ (4.97m) and freshman Crystan McLymore won the triple jump at 37-0¼ (11.28m).
Navy also won the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.89 and the 1,600m sprint medley relay at 4:24.38.
Senior Jordan Kronshage won the pole vault with a clear of 10-11¾ (3.35m). The pole vault was contested on Monday at the Naval Academy due to McDaniel's pole vault pit being under construction. The Navy men also competed in the pole vault on Monday with sophomore Mark Vetere clearing an IC4A-qualifying height of 16-5¼ (5.01m) to take first place.
Seven Navy distance runners will be competing at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. this Thursday and Friday.