Women's track & field hosts Continental Invitational
Hamilton College athletes finished second in four events as the Continentals hosted their own non-team scoring invitational at Pritchard Track on March 31.
Weather conditions were not ideal for the outdoor track & field programs' first meet of 2012. It was cloudy with temperatures in the low 40s and 5 to 10 mph winds.
Muriel Schwinn '13 was runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 4.68 meters (15 feet, 4.25 inches). Schwinn added fifth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.54 seconds and seventh place of 22 athletes in the 100-meter dash (13.87 seconds).
Katie Steates '15 finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 9.94 meters (32 feet, 7.5 inches), was fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.43 meters (4 feet, 8.25 inches) and ended up fifth in the long jump at 4.44 meters (14 feet, 7 inches).
Hannah Jaiven '14 took second place in the pole vault as she cleared 2.90 meters (9 feet, 6.25 inches). Sky Aulita '15 was eighth of 19 athletes in the long jump with a distance of 4.42 meters (14 feet, 6 inches).
Glenn Watkins '12 captured second place out of 28 athletes in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.64. Sarah Ohanesian '14 was fifth in 2:26.18 and Emily Heckman '13 ended up eighth in 2:30.40.
Krystina Choinski '15 led a trio that finished in the top eight in the 1,500-meter run as she finished sixth in 5:15.50. Halina Loft '15 was seventh in 5:16.81 and Emily Banzer '15 was eighth in 5:17.67. Emily Potter '12 captured third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:20.53.
Watkins, Caitlin Hult '12, Sarah Boak '12 and Choinski broke an 18-year-old program record in the distance medley relay. The quartet recorded a time of 13:21.03 in the event. The old record was 13:38.24.
Hamilton competes in Cornell University's April Open on Saturday, April 7.