The women?s track team traveled to St. Lawrence University to meet its rival in the fourth meet of the season Jan. 27.

The team may not have competed as well as it would have hoped, but its second-place finish in the meet did produce personal records and some top finishers.

The throwing team had the best day Saturday.

?I was extremely happy with the throwers, they did the best of any event group,? coach Barbara Hartwig said.

In the women?s 20 lb. wei-ght throw, junior Megan Sullivan placed first with a throw of 13.49 meters.

?Megan is making throws that she could only dream of last year,? Hartwig said.

Senior teammate Ashley Harvey placed second with a 12.22-meter throw and freshman Laura Steiner came in fourth place with a 9.84-meter throw.

The shot put featured three Yellowjackets back-to-back-to-back.

Sullivan, Steiner and Harvey finished in second, third, and fourth place behind St. Lawrence?s Becky Rourke. Sullivan also achieved a personal best with her throw of 9.98 meters.?

In the 3,000-meter run, freshman Mary Lebrun edged out St. Lawrence?s Karen Stout for first place with a time of 10 minutes, 52 seconds.

Lebrun?s time was also her best time of the season. Junior Amanda Danforth finished third right behind Stout with a time of 11:28.

In the 1,000-meter run, Junior Ashley Ellms missed a first-place finish in the 1,000-meter run by one second. She was edged out by St. Lawrence?s Morgan Doherty who ran a 3:14.

Ellms ?had a tremendous race considering this was her first race since an injury suffered last year,? Hartwig said.

The UR distance medley team came in second place. Freshman Erika Wasserstein also added a third-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:33.

Junior Susan Mayo represented UR with a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06.

Sophomore Lizzy Conway came in a close fourth in the 55-meter-high hurdles with a time of 9.69.

Jumping ahead

Freshman Katrina Nowak jumped to a second-place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.35 meters, finishing right behind St. Lawrence?s Mary Guillot, who jumped 1.40 meters.

UR freshman Michelle Gabrielle finished in fourth place with a 4.51-meter leap.

Junior Robin Metcalf reached a height of 2.33 meters in the pole vault, enough to add a third-place finish to UR?s point tally.

Next meet

The Yellowjackets will be back on the indoor track this Friday at 4:30 p.m. as they will host the UR Invitational in the Alumni Gym Field House.

The teams that will be making the trip to battle UR include Roberts Wesleyan College, Mansfield University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Alfred University, Alfred State University and Erie Community College.



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