ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – The Ursinus College women's track and field team picked up momentum heading into the Centennial Conference championships, placing third with a bevy of strong performances at Elizabethtown's Blue Jay Tune-up.
Freshman Kate Hunt was sensational in the sprints, winning the prelims of the 100-meter dash with a personal-best 12.65 to move into fourth in the conference. Sophomore Rachel Coleman's 12.91 was good for a PR and ninth on the CC charts, and sophomore Molly Rodebaugh netted her own PR with a 13.18.
Hunt finished third in the 200-meter dash at 27.02, where Rodebaugh took 10th (28.04).
Freshman Rosie Cuomo turned in the best time of her career in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing in 16.43 seconds to move into sixth in the CC. She was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:14.40), just behind sophomore Neve Durrwachter (1:13.07).
Senior Morgan Cope was an event winner for the Bears, clearing 10-1.25 in the pole vault for the top mark of the meet.
Senior Caroline Buckley took second in both the long jump (16-1.75) and triple jump (34-11), where she just missed a PR.
Junior Sophia Simoes placed second in the shot put (37-0.5) and third in the discus with a personal-best 107-4, enough to move into sixth on the conference performance list. Sophomore Vikki Rueda-Juarez took fourth in the discus with a career-best 102-10.
Speranza was third in the high jump at 4-9.75, while Durrwachter took third with a personal-best 104-1 in the javelin. Senior Mikaela Bordonaro placed fifth at 103-2, and freshman Zenya Yanoff earned a PR with a 102-1.
Sophomore Michela Coleman finished fifth in the 400 (1:04.68).