Women's Track Prepares for Towson Invitational
Senior Lauren Allam
March 28, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s track and field team continue its outdoor competition on Saturday, March 29 at the Towson Invitational. The meet will open with the 10,000m run at 10 a.m.
Navy will look to have the same success it had last season at the Towson Invitational. The Mids recorded three ECAC-qualifying performances and six first-place finishes. Of the three ECAC-qualifying performers at the meet last year, seniors Lauran Allam and Maressa Guynn look to repeat their marks in the discus.
This is the second weekend of competition for Navy this outdoor season. The Mids hosted the Navy Spring Invitational last weekend. Navy finished first out of seven teams with nine first-place finishes and four ECAC-qualifying performances.
Senior Maressa Guynn set the pace for Navy, finishing first in the discus and hammer throw (158-4; 48.25m). Guynn's first-place discus throw of 161-10 (49.32m) broke the Ingram Field record, which was previously held by Bucknell's Amanda Mockbee 157-8 (48.06m).
Lauren Allam and Teronda Brown finished second and third in the discus throw. Both recorded ECAC-qualifying performances of 154-9 (47.17m) and 147-2 (44.87m), respectively. Alix Membreno finished first in the javelin with a mark of 139-3 (ECAC). Brown finished first in the shot put with a mark of 42-11.5 (13.09m)
Freshman Hali McFadgen had a strong performance at the meet, recording first-place finishes in the 100m hurdles and the long jump. McFadgen tallied an 18-3 (5.56m) mark in the long jump and recorded a first-place time of 15.07 in the 100m hurdles.
Following Saturday’s meet, Navy will look to make it six-straight Star Meet victories against archrival Army on Saturday, April 5 in West Point, N.Y.
Towson Invitational | Meet Events | Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. 10,000m, Hammer, Pole Vault, Shot Put
10:45 a.m. Long Jump, High Jump
11:20 p.m. 100m/110m hurdles
11:45 p.m. 100m dash
12:15 p.m. 3,000m steeplechase
12:45 p.m. 4x100m Relay
1:00 p.m. 1,500m run
1:00 p.m. Javelin, Discus, Triple Jump
1:20 p.m. 400m dash
2:00 p.m. 800m run
2:30 p.m. 400m hurdles
3:00 p.m. 200m dash
3:30 p.m. 5,000m run
4:15 p.m. 4x400m Relay