March 24, 2012
PITTSBURGH- The University of Pittsburgh women's track and field team turned in six first-place finishes in the team's second meet of the season at the California (Pa.) University Early Bird Invitational Saturday.
"It was a good meet for us," Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. "The weather wasn't the best, but it held up for the most part. We had several top performances, which was good for our younger student-athletes."
In the 100-meter hurdles, junior Elizabeth Kline crossed the finish line first with a mark of 14.75 while junior Natalie Ryan finished seventh (16.04). Kline also finished first in the 800-meter run (2:22.54).
Sophomore Jordan Lee claimed first place in the 400-meter dash (57.69) while junior Jonnique Lawrence crossed the finish line first in the 100-meter dash (11.99).
The women's 1,600-meter relay of junior Arielle Fonrose, Lawrence, senior Cambrya Jones and freshman Xauddina Whittington claimed first with a time of 3:48.02.
Whittington took second place in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.29) while sophomore Ashley Corum claimed fifth in the 200-meter dash (26.44).
Freshmen Mallory Hudson
(11:10.99), Michelle Magyar
(1:29.89) and Caroline Kirkby
(11:37.34) finished fourth, sixth and eighth respectively in the 3,000-meter run.
Freshman Haley Springman and Gilmore finished first and second in the discus with tosses of 42.30 and 40.01, respectively.
In the field events, senior Robin Gilmore (43.73 meters) and junior Jessica Catalano (43.36 meters) finished second and third, respectively in the hammer throw.
In the javelin, sophomore Jessica Rocco (42.08 meters) and freshmen Taylor Slaney (40.58 meters) and Brooke Shasteen (39.64 meters) finished first, second and third, respectively.
Corum claimed third place in the long jump (5.11 meters).
The Panthers will return to action next weekend as part of the team travels to Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays while others will compete in the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, Va.