March 17, 2012
PITTSBURGH-Ten Panthers placed among the top-10 in the finals, as the University of Pittsburgh women’s track and field team wrapped up its final day of competition at the Charlotte 49er Classic on Saturday, March 17.
“We performed well this weekend,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “I was happy across the board with our results today. We feel good about this weekend.”
Junior Elizabeth Kline recorded a third-place finish in the 400M hurdles with a Big East leading time of 1:02.71. Competing in the same race, senior Amanda Kuhl claimed fifth in the event (1:03.97).
Kline also turned in a top-five performance in the 100M hurdles (14.67).
In the 100M dash finals, sophomore Jordan Hoyt (12.00) and junior Ashley Woodford (12.00) finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively. They have the top two times in the Big East after they ran 11.82 and 11.94, respectively in the prelims on Friday.
Senior Rachel Erny posted another top-10 performance at 10:59.07 in the 3,000M run.
Three Panthers recorded top-10 finishes in the javelin. Freshman Taylor Slaney (43.57M) was second overall, while sophomore Jessica Rocco (41.14M) and freshman Brooke Shasteen (37.01M) finished third and seventh. Slaney's throw ranks No. 2 in the Big East this season.
Additionally, sophomore Julia Koloski
finished sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 11.22M and freshman Brittany Lightfoot
finished fourth in the shot put (13.28M).