Women's Track and Field Qualify Several Scots for Indoor PSAC Meet

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 9:25 PM

The women’s track and field team competed at the Highlander Invitational hosted by Houghton University on Friday. The invitational featured 14 schools with over 700 athletes.

“Our athletes hit several PSAC qualifying marks on Friday night. It was a very successful meet for us early in the season,” said head coach Anne Carlson.

The Scots posted one victory on the day with freshman thrower Gabby Schultz. She won the shot put on her last throw of the competition with a distance of 12.80 meters, and also finished second in the weight throw by throwing 13.37 meters. Schultz broke the school record in both the shot put and weight throw last Saturday.

“I didn’t expect to finish first in shot put. Before finals I was in third, but I focused on a few things I needed to work on, like getting lower in the back of the ring and getting a hard push on my finish. My final throws really came together,” Schultz said.

“Winning feels great, but watching my technique come together is much more rewarding. Being a freshman is awesome, because it means I have a lot to look forward to. My goals are always centered around beating myself, not everyone else.”

Freshman Terrionna Ware had a pair of second place finishes in the 60 and 200-meter dash with times of 8.15 seconds and 26.87 seconds.

Carlson said this was Ware’s first time she ran either of those distances at the collegiate level. These times also qualified her for the conference meet in both dashes.

Sydney Black and Sadira Brown both qualified for the PSAC meet in the triple jump. This was Brown’s first meet as a Fighting Scot. She placed second in the event.

“It’s a really good feeling to qualify early, it helps knowing you’re in and the pressure’s off so you can really push yourself to see how much better you can get,” Black said.

“It was really nice too because our freshman teammate Sadira also qualified so it’s nice to have two girls in already and now we just get to see how much further we can jump.”

Another freshman hitting a PSAC mark at a new collegiate event was Abbey Lang in the 800 meter dash.

Senior Anna Hosel finished in fifth place in the one mile run with a time of 5:16.26. Senior Kasey Jones finished sixth with a time of 5:16.35 and junior Emma Sullivan crossed in seventh with a time of 5:16.61.

“Anna and Kasey both ran a little faster in the mile than they had the week before. It’s always good this time of year when we see improvements week to week,” Carlson said.

The Scots will return to competition on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the SPIRE Midwest Indoor Open in Geneva, Ohio.

Becca Martin is a Staff Writer for The Spectator.

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