April 11, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy women’s track and field squad travels to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the George Mason Invitational on Saturday, April 12 at George Mason Stadium.
Field events are slated to start at 10:00 a.m. with track events kicking off at noon. Sprint events will be on the track in the afternoon and following an hour break, distance events will begin at 7:00 p.m. The final event of the meet, the men’s 5,000, will start at 9:40 p.m.
Navy women’s track fell to Army, 103.5-99.5, in the annual Star meet. Navy tallied nine first-place finishes.
Senior Teronda Brown had strong performances in the shot put and the discus throw. Brown finished first in the shot put with a mark of 44-0.5 (13.42m). She placed second in the discus throw with an ECAC-qualifying performance of 153-5 (46.77m).
Seniors Lauren Allam and Maressa Guynn finished first and third in the discus throw with ECAC-qualifying marks of 162-10 (49.65m) and 152-0 (46.33m). Allam’s mark of 162-10 broke the Army-Navy meet record, which was previously held by Army’s Jeaniae Lawton in 2004 (157-4). Crystan McLymore and Veronica Ffrench placed 1-2 in the triple jump with marks of 37-3.75 (11.36m) and 34-11 (10.64m), respectively.
Ffrench finished first in the high jump with a performance of 5-3 (1.60m). Freshman Hali McFadgen placed first in the 100m hurdles with a finishing time of 14.92. Junior Sarah Bernhardt recorded a first-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.13.
Navy is ranked ninth in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region poll. Allam’s discus mark of 162-10 landed her 50th
in the nation amongst all Divison I women’s track.
Mids will compete on Tuesday, April 15 at McDaniel Twilight Meet (4 PM).