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Panthers Turn in Strong Performances at Spire Collegiate Invitational

Taylor Ellis-Watson

Taylor Ellis-Watson

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Feb. 11, 2012

Geneva, Ohio –The University of Pittsburgh women’s track and field team elected to rest several of its top athletes in anticipation of next week’s Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships. However, Pitt turned in several strong performances at the Spire Collegiate Invitational this weekend.

“This was a meet we used to gain momentum as we look forward to the Big East Championships,” head coach Alonzo Webb said. “We performed well against great competition and we’re looking forward to this next week of training.”

Freshman Taylor Ellis-Watson achieved a personal best in the 200M dash, finishing second with a time of 23.94. She currently ranks third in the Big East as a result.

Also running in the 200M dash, senior Cambrya Jones (24.09) and freshman Xauddina Whittington (24.59) finished seventh and eighth, respectively.  Whittington’s time was a personal record.

Junior Ashley Woodford finished eighth in the finals of the 60M dash. She crossed the finish line at 7.67 in the prelims.



Earning a personal best, junior Korinne Piper stopped the clock at 2:14 in the 800M run, while junior Elizabeth Kline finished 12th in the 600M run (1:35.32).

Competing in the pentathlon, junior Natalie Ryan finished 11th overall with 3,214 points.

The Panthers will head to New York on Feb. 18 to compete in the Big East Indoor Championships.



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