Stephenson Paces Generals at WildCat Invitational

Katie Bearup '20 runs in front.

LYNCHBURG, Va. — First-year Sara Stephenson (Weston, Mass./The Rivers School) registered a program Top 5 time in the 3,000m steeplechase to lead the Washington and Lee women's track and field team at the WildCat Invitational on Saturday hosted by Randolph.

Highlights From the Meet

  • Stephenson won the race with a time of 12:00.47 to record the fifth-fastest time in program history in her first time competing in the event.
  • Junior Katie Bearup (Arvada, Colo.) placed second in the 1,500m with a career-best time of 4:48.38, while first-year Mallory Keeley (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge Country) took second in the 5,000m in 20:03.64.
  • Junior Nikki Doherty (Arlington, Mass./Arlington Catholic) claimed third in the 100m hurdles (15.84).
  • Senior Maggie Seybold (Cockeysville, Md./McDonogh School) competed at the Bucknell Bison Open on Saturday, finishing the 1,500m with a time of 4:41.52 against Division I, II and III competition.

W&L Top 5 Times/Marks
First-year Sara Stephenson – 3,000m Steeplechase (12:00.47 – 5th Fastest Time in Program History)

Top 4 Finishes
First-year Sara Stephenson (1st) – 3,000m Steeplechase (12:00.47)
Junior Katie Bearup (2nd) – 1,500m (4:48.38)
First-year Mallory Keeley (2nd) – 5,000m (20:03.64)
Junior Nikki Doherty (3rd) – 100m Hurdles (15.84)
Sophomore Samantha Kindsvater (4th) – 100m (13.36)
First-year Katie Larkin (4th) – 5,000m (20:40.61)
Junior Sarah Leonard (4th) – High Jump (1.47m [4'9.75"])
First-year Avery Schiffman (4th) – 400m (1:02.25)

New Personal Bests
Junior Katie Bearup – 1,500m (4:48.38)
Sophomore Emma Coleman – Shot Put (9.99m [32'9.50"])
Sophomore Emma Coleman – Discus (29.80m [97'9.50"])
First-year Annie Furr – Pole Vault (2.68m [8'9.50"] – Outdoor PR)
Sophomore Samantha Kindsvater – 100m (13.36)
Senior Kirsten McMichael – 1,500m (4:51.32)
Senior Caroline Nowlin – 5,000m (20:49.31)
First-year Jamie Spanfeller – 400m (1:03.43)

Up Next
The Generals have a few runners competing on day two of the Bucknell Bison Invitational on Sunday.

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