BALTIMORE, Md. – The Ursinus College women's track and field team tallied three silver medals and a bronze – three of them by first-time conference medal winners – on the way to a seventh-place performance as the Centennial Conference Outdoor Championship came to a close Sunday at Johns Hopkins.
Sophomore Catherine Buczek earned a pair of silver medals for the Bears, who came in seventh with 56 points.
Buczek grabbed her first career individual medal at a conference championship with a silver in the 400-meter hurdles, claiming eight points for Ursinus with a personal-best 1:04.08.
Buczek also joined senior Erin Farrell, junior Jenna Kelly, and junior Katherine Damato for a silver medal in the 4x400-meter relay. The Bears navigated the track in 4:02.36, the fastest time for the program in five years. It was the eighth conference relay medal for Farrell, the fifth for Buczek, the second for Damato, and the first for Kelly.
Sophomore Caroline Buckley shined in the triple jump, garnering her first career conference medal with a 35-9.50 that stood as a personal record and earned her a silver.
Sophomore Mikaela Bordonaro joined the Bears' ranks of first-time conference medal winners, placing third with a career-best 114-10 in the javelin; she was just three inches out of second place.
Farrell gained ten points in a pair of sprints for the Bears. She was just off the podium in the 100-meter dash, taking fourth place at 12.59 seconds. Farrell, who was looking to become just the third three-time outdoor champion in the 200, turned in another fourth-place effort at 26.00 seconds even.
Kelly earned four points by finishing fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:01.29).
Sophomore Briana Campbell logged a new personal best and placed 17th in the shot put (31-1.25).