Women's T&F Makes Mark at Mid-Week Twilight

Women's T&F Makes Mark at Mid-Week Twilight

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – Two event victories and a host of big personal bests made for a highly successful trip to Gwynedd Mercy's annual Mid-Week Twilight Meet for the Ursinus College women's track and field team.

Senior Brittany Gasser claimed top honors in the 400-meter dash with a collegiate-best 1:00.41, moving up to fourth in the Centennial Conference with easily the top time of her brief outdoor track career. Sophomores Michela Coleman (1:03.56) and Neve Durrwachter (1:06.95) also sandwiched their own PRs around a solid time from classmate Rachel Coleman (1:04.32).

Freshman Kate Hunt notched her own PR in the 100-meter dash, crossing the line in 13.16 to jump into the top-10 in the CC performance list. Sophomore Molly Rodebaugh produced a personal-best 13.58.

Freshman Rosie Cuomo finished the 400-meter hurdles in 1:12.84, a personal record and good for sixth on the conference charts; she also placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.59).

Rachel Coleman, Rodebaugh, and Hunt joined sophomore Gianna Speranza to post a 50.64 in the 4x100-meter relay, only a hundredth off a second off the Bears' season best time, which ranks third in the CC.

First-years Amanda Choi (2:58.84) and Maddie McHugh (5:34.85) tallied personal bests in the 800 and 1500, respectively, while senior Riley Engel placed second with a 19:15.71 in the 5000 meters.

Speranza had one of the best field performances of the night, earning a massive PR with a mark of 16-5.25 in the long jump; she now ranks fourth in the conference, and senior Caroline Buckley matched her season high with a 15-11.

Senior Morgan Cope won the pole vault at an even 10 feet.

Senior Mikaela Bordonaro's toss of 119 feet and 9 inches was a personal best in the hammer throw and the fourth-best heave in the CC this season, while junior Sophie Simoes landed one inch off her own PR with a 113-foot mark.

Sophomore Neve Durrwachter elevated to seventh in the conference with a personal-best 114-1.00 in the javelin, where rookie Zenya Yanoff also accomplished a collegiate best at 100-5.00.

Sophomore Vikki Rueda-Juarez led the way with a 33-8.00 in the shot put, and freshman Rachel Conhoff finished the steeplechase in 13:32.25.

The women's track and field team heads to Salisbury for the Eastern Shore Challenge on Saturday.