March 30, 2012
PITTSBURGH-Student-athletes from the University of Pittsburgh women’s track and field team competed at both the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, Va. on Friday, March 30.
The Panthers turned in several Big East qualifying times in both meets.
At the Fred Hardy Invitational, freshman Brittany Lightfoot finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 13.29 meters to qualify for the Big East Championships.
In the hammer throw, senior Jessica Catalano finished fifth with a Big East qualifying mark of 45.50 meters.
“I was very proud of how our athletes competed today,” Pitt throws coach Chip Brundage said. “Several of our throwers had breakout performances and set personal records.”
Sophomore Mariame Conde claimed ninth in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line at 1:05.06.
Meanwhile, at the Texas Relays, senior Cambrya Jones crossed the finish line in 11th in the 100-meter dash (11.57). Her time qualifies her for the Big East Championships and came just .03 seconds away from Shantea Calhoun’s school record in the event.
The 400-meter relay team of Jones, freshman Xauddina Whittington and juniors Jonnique Lawrence and Ashley Woodford finished 12th with a mark of 45.70.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Whittington, Jones, Lawrence and junior Arielle Fonrose finished 15th (3:40.80).
“We competed very well against some of the top athletes in the country at the Texas Relays,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “It was a solid day for us.”
The Panthers will conclude competition in both meets on Saturday, March 31.