Women's track sends group to the YSU invitational

Category:  Sports
Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 9:29 AM

The Edinboro women’s track team traveled to Youngstown to compete in the YSU Invitational on Jan. 19. 

Tori Klimowicz placed 12th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19 minutes, 13 seconds, while Caitlin Caltagirone took 16th with a time of 19:51. 

“The girls got out a little too aggressive and then it kind of caught up to them,” Assistant Track and Field Coach Clayton Foster said. “I think if our 5K girls went out a little more even paced, they would have ran a good 15-20 seconds faster for each of them.” 

Abbey Peters, a freshman, placed 24th in the mile with a time of 5:31. 

“She competed really well and that’s what we were looking forward to for her, just competing,” Foster said. “We weren’t shooting for a time. We just wanted to see what she could do.” 

Freshman Audrey MacPherson placed 18th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:54. 

“I thought that Audrey ran a great 3,000 meters. I think she has a lot more left in the tank for improvement,” Foster said.

Savannah Wheeler, Kendra Rice and Alicia Fritz competed in shot put, with Wheeler taking 15th with a throw of 11.32 meters. Rice took 21st with a throw of 10.68 meters and Fritz threw 8.35 meters. All three are freshmen. 

The Fighting Scots compete next on Jan. 26 in ‘Boro for the Al Hall Freedom Games. Foster believes that the meet will have “a good showing as far as schools,” with athletes from Geneva, Slippery Rock, Frostburg and Clarion included. 

The weekend after the home meet is another event at Youngstown. “That’s where we’ll probably race the entire squad. It’ll be a good weekend,” Foster said.

Erica Burkholder | sports.spectator@gmail.com

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