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Women's Track and Field Wins Two Events at Big East Indoor Championships

Taylor Ellis-Watson

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Feb. 19, 2012

NEW YORK--Senior Cambrya Jones earned the 200M dash title with a record-breaking performance, assisting the University of Pittsburgh women's track and field team to an eighth-place finish with 57 points at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory.

The Panthers entered Sunday in 13th place with five points, but recorded several impressive times in the sprints to improve in the final standings.

"This was one of the best overall performances that we've had in quite awhile and I was very impressed with our team's effort," head coach Alonzo Webb said. "Overall this weekend was very positive for us."

Jones won the 200M dash with a time of 23.47, breaking Kim Lyles' school record of 23.80 set in 2004. Jones' time is the fifth-fastest in the nation. Later, Jones garnered All-Big East accolades in the 60M dash with a second-place effort (7.52).

In another All-Big East finish, freshman Taylor Ellis-Watson captured the gold medal in the 400M dash (53.82) during her first Big East Championship. Ellis-Watson also finished fourth in the 60M dash and fifth (24.30) in the 200M dash.

Additionally, juniors Jonnique Lawrence (55.06) and Arielle Fonrose (55.51) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 400M dash.

Junior Elizabeth Kline finished fourth in the pentathlon with 3,631 points while junior Natalie Ryan placed 10th (3,301). Kline claimed second in the 60M hurdles (8.79) and Ryan was fourth (9.24) in the same event.

The women's 4x400M relay team of Fonrose, freshman Xauddina Whittington, sophomore Jordan Lee and senior Amanda Kuhl finished seventh overall (3:42.95).

Lastly, sophomore Ashley Corum finished fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.56M.

Women's Final Scores
1.   Georgetown, 102
2.   Cincinnati, 90
3.   Villanova, 89.50
4.   Notre Dame, 79
5.   Louisville, 72
6.   Connecticut, 66.50
7.   USF, 64.50
8.   Pittsburgh, 47
9.   Syracuse, 36
10. St. John's, 35
11. West Virginia, 33.50
12. Providence, 22
13. Rutgers, 18
14. DePaul, 9
15. Marquette, 6






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