May 5, 2012
PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh women's track and field team turned in several strong performances on day two at the Big East Outdoor Championships on Saturday at USF Track and Field Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
Senior Cambrya Jones set a wind-aided school record in the 100-meter dash prelims by winning the event in 11.33 while junior Ashley Woodford finished sixth (11.59). Jones' mark broke her previous school record of 11.49 that she set at the Morgan State Legacy Meet earlier this season. Both Jones and Woodford advanced to the finals on Sunday at 12:25 p.m.
Jones also won the 200-meter dash prelims (23.16) while sophomore Jordan Hoyt crossed the finish line in sixth with a mark of 23.80 to advance to the finals.
The Panthers had three top-10 performances in the 400-meter dash prelims. Junior Arielle Fonrose (54.11), junior Jonnique Lawrence (54.66) and freshman Xauddina Whittington (55.02) finished fifth through seventh, respectively. They advanced to the 400-meter finals on Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
Junior Elizabeth Kline finished fourth in the heptathlon with 5,046 points. After setting several personal bests on Friday, Kline turned in a third place finish in the last heptathlon event of the meet in the 800-meter run (2:19.26).
The Panthers turned in several strong performances in the javelin throw with three top-10 finishes. Sophomore Jessica Rocco (45.08 meters), freshman Taylor Slaney (43.41 meters) and freshman Brooke Shasteen (41.85 meters) finished fifth through seventh, respectively.
After two days of competition, the Panthers stand in 10th place with 14 total points. The meet will conclude on Sunday.