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Panthers Conclude Competition at Texas Relays and Fred Hardy Invitational

Jordan Hoyt and Jonnique Lawrence.

Jordan Hoyt and Jonnique Lawrence.

March 31, 2012

Texas Relays Results

Fred Hardy Invitational Results

PITTSBURGH--Pitt's 800-meter relay team set a school record, as the University of Pittsburgh women's track and field team completed action at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, Va. with some impressive performances.

Competing against a tough field at the Texas Relays, the 800-meter relay team of freshman Xauddina Whittington, sophomore Jordan Hoyt, junior Jonnique Lawrence and senior Cambrya Jones finished sixth overall with a mark of 1:34.21. Their time set a school record in the event, breaking the previous standard of 1:34.27 in 2005.

"We don't have an opportunity to run that race often but I was happy with their performance," Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. "We did very well against some of the top teams in the country."

At the Fred Hardy Invitational, sophomore Jordan Lee finished third in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line at 56.43.



Senior Miya Johnson (2:16.49) and freshman Taylor Ellis-Watson (2:16.71) finished fifth and sixth, respectively in the 800-meter run. Today's competition marked Ellis-Watson's first meet since she ran in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor National Track and Field Championships earlier in the month.

The 1,600-meter relay team of Lee, freshman Chelsea Scott, sophomore Mariame Conde and junior Natalie Ryan placed fourth at 3:51.47.

Individually, Conde finished ninth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.06).

In the field events, freshman Brittany Lightfoot finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 13.29 meters, while senior Jessica Catalano turned in a seventh-place performance after hurling the hammer 45.50 meters.

Rounding out the Panthers, freshman Haley Springman (41.65 meters) and senior Robin Gilmore (39.87 meters) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the discus.



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