April 24, 2014
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Junior Amanda Graham placed first in three different events to highlight a strong overall performance for the Navy women’s track and field team at the McDaniel Twilight Invitational at Gill Stadium Wednesday night. Navy won 13 events while competing against McDaniel, Johns Hopkins, Hood, Goucher, Stevenson and a number of unattached athletes.
“We had a great overall meet at McDaniel as a team,” head coach Carla Criste said. “Both Crystan McLymore and Amanda Graham had huge personal bests in the triple jump and high jump, respectively.”
Graham placed first in the 100m Hurdles (16.30), pole vault (11-3.75) and long jump (17-2.75). Her first-place mark in the long jump was a person best, surpassing her previous mark by four inches.
Junior sprinter Ashley Edmond finished first in both 100m and 200m dash. Edmond’s 100m dash mark of 12.94 was 0.02 off her personal best, which she set last weekend at the James Madison Invitational.
Navy’s distance runners had a solid output, finishing first in both the 1500m and 10000m run. Sophomore Morgan O’Connor placed first in the 10000m with a person best time of 38:25.16. Freshman Mary Cate Scully finished first in the 1500m with a time of 4:59.36.
In the field events, sophomore Crystan McLymore had a career best performance in the triple jump with a mark of 38-11.5. McLymore cleared the bar 8.25 inches better than her previous best.
Seniors Teronda Brown
and Maressa Guynn
each placed first in the shot put and discus throw, respectively. Brown threw a meet-best 43-11.75 in the shot put. Guynn tallied a meet-best 160-4 in the discus.
Navy will travel to the three-day Penn Relays on Thursday.