W&L Women's Track & Field Sets Eight Personal Bests at Phoenix Invite

W&L Women's Track & Field Sets Eight Personal Bests at Phoenix Invite

ELON, N.C. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team notched eight personal bests on Saturday, including a Top 2 mark in program history in the hammer throw, at the Phoenix Invitational on Saturday hosted by Elon.

Highlights From the Meet

  • First-year Emma Coleman (Parkton, Md./Hereford) registered three personal bests in the shot put, discus and the hammer throw. In the hammer, she had a toss of 38.04m (124'10.00"), which is the second best mark in program history. She finished with a throw of 9.05m (29'8.25") in the shot put, which was an outdoor personal best, and she had a career-best toss of 28.83m (94'7.00") in the discus.
  • The Generals had two of the Top 3 finishers in the 3,000m. Junior Samantha Yates (Birmingham, Ala./St. Paul's School) claimed second in 10:42.76, and junior Kirsten McMichael (Eighty Four, Pa./Ringgold) took third with a time of 10:53.56.
  • The 4x100m relay registered a season-best time of 52.23 to finish fourth. The quartet consisted of first-year Samantha Kindsvater (Sumter, S.C.), junior Jessica Rosenwasser (New York, N.Y./Convent of the Sacred Heart), first-year Clare Perry (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) and sophomore Nikki Doherty (Arlington, Mass./Arlington Catholic).
  • The Blue and White had two of the Top 4 runners in the 3,000m steeplechase. First-year Maddie Hoaglund (Hoover, Ala./Westminster School at Oak Mountain) was second in 12:21.96, and junior Bailey Sanders (Powell, Wyo./Powell) placed fourth with a time of 13:31.04.

Top 7 Finishes
First-year Maddie Hoaglund (2nd) – 3K Steeplechase (12:21.96)
Junior Samantha Yates (2nd) – 3,000m (10:42.76)
Junior Kirsten McMichael (3rd) – 3,000m (10:53.56)
4x100m Relay (4th) – Kindsvater, Rosenwasser, Perry, Doherty (52.23)
Senior Kaleigh Hinton (4th) – 400m Hurdles (1:06.23)
Junior Bailey Sanders (4th) – 3K Steeplechase (13:31.04)
First-year Leah Green (5th) – Triple Jump (9.60m [31'6.00"])
First-year Julie Lowe (6th) – Triple Jump (9.53m [31'3.25"])
Sophomore Sarah Leonard (7th) – Triple Jump (9.15m [30'0.25"])
Sophomore Sarah Leonard (7th) – High Jump (1.46m [4'9.50"])

New Personal Bests
First-year Emma Coleman – Hammer Throw (38.04m [124'10.00"])
First-year Emma Coleman – Shot Put (9.05m [29'8.25"] – Outdoor PR)
First-year Emma Coleman – Discus (28.83m [94'7.00"])
First-year Bella Fucigna – Pole Vault (2.81m [9'2.50"] – Outdoor PR)
First-year Julie Lowe – Long Jump (4.49m [14'8.75"] – Outdoor PR)
First-year Julie Lowe – Triple Jump (9.53m [31'3.25"])
First-year Didi Pace - 800m (2:30.09 - Outdoor PR)
First-year Didi Pace – 1,500m (5:04.63)

Up Next
The Generals will compete at the ODAC Championship next Friday and Saturday at Bridgewater.

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