March 23, 2012
PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh women’s track and field team will compete in its second meet of the outdoor season this weekend when the Panthers travel to California, Pa. for the Early Bird Invitational on Saturday, March, 24.
“This meet will give us a chance to sharpen up on some things before heading to the Texas Relays next weekend,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “We want everyone to get better in each practice and each meet this season. We expect each of our student-athletes to be better than their last performance.”
Pitt is coming off an impressive season-opening performance that saw 10 Panthers finish in the top-10 at the 49er Classic in Charlotte, N.C.
Junior Elizabeth Kline claimed third in the 400M hurdles (1:02.71) while senior Amanda Kuhl crossed the finish line fifth overall (1:03.97). Kline currently holds the top time in the Big East while Kuhl ranks sixth.
Kline also finished fifth in the 100M hurdles with a mark of 14.67, which stands as the No. 4 time in the conference.
In the 100M dash finals, sophomore Jordan Hoyt (12.00) and junior Ashley Woodford (12.00) placed sixth and seventh, respectively. Hoyt and Woodford’s finishes rank fourth and sixth, respectively, among the Big East leaders to-date.
In the field events, freshman Taylor Slaney (43.57M), sophomore Jessica Rocco (41.14M) and freshman Brooke Shasteen (37.01M) finished second, third and seventh, respectively in the javelin. All three currently rank among the top-eight in the Big East, including Slaney, who is listed at No. 3.
This weekend marks the first competition of the outdoor season for senior Cambrya Jones, who competed in the 200M dash at the NCAA Indoor National Championship two weeks ago. She will run a leg of the 4x100M and 4x400M relays at the meet.