Jan. 8, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--Sophomore Ashley Corum recorded two top-three finishes, as the University of Pittsburgh women's track and field team resumed action after nearly a month hiatus with impressive performances at the Penn State Relays this weekend.
Corum captured first in the long jump with a leap of 5.61M. She was also third in the triple jump with a distance of 11.79M.
The 4x400M relay team composed of Xauddina Whittington, Jonnique Lawrence, Arielle Fonrose and Taylor Ellis-Watson finished third with a time of 3:43.73. That mark is enough to place them among the top five fastest times in the country.
Lawrence finished second in the 200M dash (24.69), which ranks second in the Big East behind senior Cambrya Jones. Posting the third fastest time in the conference is Fonrose, who set a personal record in the 200M dash (25.10).
In the 60M dash, Jones earned a top-five finish. She claimed fourth with a time of 7.64 seconds, while Lawrence (7.69), Ashley Woodford (7.73) and Jordan Hoyt (7.83) crossed the finish line right behind her to round out the top seven with Big East qualifying times.
Additionally, sophomore Julia Koloski placed fourth in the triple jump with a Big East standard of 11.31.
In other top performances, junior Elizabeth Kline
finished sixth in the 60M hurdles (8.90), and freshman Ellis-Watson met a Big East qualifying mark in the 500M dash with a time of 1:14.16.
The Panthers return to State College next weekend to compete in the PSU Nittany Lion Challenge on Jan. 14.