January 28th, 2013

Bellarmine Track and Field Have Strong Showing

Staff Report

Bellarmine Track and Field Have Strong Showing
from www.bellarmine.edu

Knights compete against BCS schools

By: Jon Pollock, Sports Information, from www.bellarmine.edu/athletics

This weekend the women's and men's track teams participated in The Rod McCravy Memorial (hosted by the University of Kentucky) and the Engineer Invitational (hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology). The Knights competed well at both Rose-Hulman and McCravy, an event that included over 20 collegiate programs from many of the major conferences including the SEC, Big 10 and the Big East.

The women's and men's Distance Medley Relay teams both earned top-4 finishes at the McCravy meet, the women's quartet earning an NCAA provisional qualifying time (12:13.32). The men just missed both a school best and NCAA provisional mark themselves, posting the conference's leading mark (10:14.50) for the relay.

Multi-time All-American, Angela Musk, ran an NCAA provisional standard in two events, the 3000m (9:56.43) and the lead 1200m leg (3:41.5) on the women's distance medley relay, to put her on the NCAA provisional qualifying list in three events.

Freshman sprinter Kaysee O'Bannon earned a win, with a school and freshman record, in the 60m dash (7.88), while also adding a runner-up finish in the 200m (26.42) at Rose-Hulman.

Junior Meghan Jones was victorious in the 200m in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 25.78, plus earning a 4th place finish in the high jump at Rose-Hulman with a 1.58m jump.

Junior long sprinter Nathan McKinney ran a personal best in winning the 200m (22.63), just missing the NCAA provisional standard by 4/100th of a second. McKinney also earned a runner-up finish in the 400m at Rose-Hulman with a time of 50.77.

Cross Country All-American Emily Frith anchored the NCAA provisional qualifying distance medley relay with a personal indoor best 5:08.6 leg (1600m), while also recording a personal best in the open 3000m (10:11.72).

Senior Nora Bowe and freshman Victoria Goodwin ran 1-2 in the women's 60m hurdles at Rose Hulman, with Goodwin bettering her Indoor Freshman best (9.27). Goodwin's effort gives her two freshman indoor school bests, a leg on a school best, and an NCAA Provisional qualifying 4x400 relay, all in her first four collegiate meets. In addition to Bowe's victory in the 60m hurdles (9.24), she also added an indoor best effort (5-4 1/4) to place third in high jump.


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