LANCASTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr track & field team was back in action Saturday for day two of the Centennial Conference Championship meet. Despite overcast skies throughout the day, there were plenty of fantastic performances by the Owls.
Olivia Brintlinger-Conn continued to impress in day 2 with PRs in both the Long Jump (4.50m) and the Javelin (16.60). She finished off the Heptathlon with a 2:40 in the 800m, totaling 2784 points. Brintlinger-Conn's debut Heptathlon pushed her past the old school record of 2720, set back on 2015 by Rebecca Craig. Anna Kyle was up next on the track in steeplechase. In her second appearance in Conferences in this event, Kyle hoped to race back into scoring position in the event. The grueling 3k race would take its toll on the runners, with Kyle stumbling on the first water pit. She recovered to finish 6th with a new PR of 12:06.91.
Sprinters were up next as Jennica Terry had her first round in the 100 hurdles. Terry was out hard in her heat, but clipped a hurdle in the middle set. Despite the clipped hurdle, she was able to power through and win the heat for an auto bid to finals. Julie Gonzales landed her second fastest time of the season in 18.07 as well. Tahawney Terrell and Georgia Nelson both had solid outings in the 400m as well, running 63.28s and 66.30s, respectively.
Down below on the lower level of the athletic complex at Ursinus the fields events were back in action as well. Throws marched in to day two with a trip to the Discus Circle. Martin, hot off her PR from hammer threw out a solid 28m+ toss on her first attempt and followed it up with 29.18m on number two. With nothing to lose, she let loose on her third throw, but just missed the sector for a foul. Phillip was challenged by the sectors again on her first attempt, but was able to settle into a solid mark on number two at 36.62m. The mark held through finals for a 4th place finish, giving the Owls another 5pts to add to the tally. Rachel Greene looked to warm up her weekend in the horizontal jumps with a solid attempt at Long Jump. Greene fouled off her first attempt, but was able to land a mark on the second. Still not good enough for finals, she pushed the 3rd attempt to 4.92m good enough for a trip to finals and a 7th place finish. Greene will be back in action on Sunday in the triple jump where she holds the school record.
Back on the track, the 100m dash produced some excitement as first year Jennica Terry took down a 7 year old School Record in a time of 12.73s. The previous record was held by Kaushiki Dunusinghe from 2011 in a time of 12.79. Terry will have another attempt at the record tomorrow as her time qualified her for finals in the event. Terry was joined by Tahawney Terrell who PR'd in the event at 13.62s and junior Katie Billings who went under 14s for the second time this year.
Late afternoon events saw Haley Varnum out fast in the 400IH, finishing with a new PR of 1:11.86 and Jennica Terry back on the track in the 200m. Terry finished her grueling day with season best of 26.64s, good enough to a trip to finals once again. She'll be in the finals of all three events tomorrow for Day 3.
The 4x800m finished off the evening, for the Owls. Emily George split a PR on the first leg before handing off to Allegra Wham Senior Lizzie Robinson took on the third leg before handing off the Emily Darrow for the anchor.
The Owls will be in action Sunday for the final day of the Centennial Conference Championships.
"The team was supported today by President Kim Cassidy, Athletic Director Kathy Tierney, as well as members of the Billings, Greene, and Martin families. Many thanks to all those who supported at the meet and the many more who supported us from a far." - Coach Hewitt