The women’s indoor track and field team had a decent showing this past weekend. They placed eighth out of 16 teams with a score of 38 points and managed to qualify a large number of athletes for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

Junior Nancy Tremblay led the way for the Yellowjackets, placing third in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.53 seconds, which qualified her for the ECAC championships.

Freshman Elaina Stover also placed third in her event, the pole vault, with a height of 3.20 meters. This, too, was an ECAC qualifying time.

Senior Kate Pohlman pulled in points for UR, placing fifth in the 1,000-meter run and her time of 3:07.49 met ECAC qualifying standards as well.

Junior Whitney Silkworth scored points for the Yellowjackets too, finishing sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 62.71, as did sophomore Michelle Andrews who placed seventh in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.05.

Sophomore Stacie Woods placed eighth in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:21.71 – good enough to qualify for the ECAC championships. Senior Jessica VanBinsbergen qualified for the ECAC championships as well with a time of 10:45.31 in the 3,000-meter run.

Freshman Jamie Landry also gained points for the team in the high jump, placing sixth and jumping 1.58 meters. She also placed fourth in the pentathlon.

The 4×200-meter relay team, consisting of Landry, Silkworth, Andrews and Woods, also furnished points for UR, placing seventh with a time of 1:51.15.

The distance medley, consisting of Pohlman, Woods, freshman Katie Medford and sophomore Kellie Hasselwander also placed seventh, scoring with a final time of 12:49.65.

In the field events, senior Cynthia Gurecki placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 14.89 meters.

This weekend, the women will send their many qualifiers to the ECAC championships at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.

Philbrick can be reached at ephilbrick@campustimes.org.



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