Women’s squad picks up seven NCAA provisional qualifying marks at meet
Amanda Raudabaugh became Shippensburg University’s third NCAA automatic qualifier of the weekend on Sunday from Bucknell as the Shippensburg University women’s track and field squad finished the two-day Bison Outdoor Classic with seven performances that satisfied the NCAA provisional qualifying standard.
Raudabaugh finished third in Sunday’s race with a time of 2:09.02 becoming the fastest in Division II this season and she was less than two seconds shy of her school record that she set at the 2010 national championships.
Lindsay Bingaman, still in her first season as a regular 800-meter runner, posted a huge personal record and provisional mark of 2:10.20 that ranks her third in Division II for the event.
Caitlin Stuetz narrowly increased her season personal record in the 400-meter hurdles with another NCAA provisional qualifying mark, crossing the finish line in 1:02.14. Stuetz currently leads the PSAC and ranks 12th in Division II for the event. She also posted a season personal record in the 100-meter hurdles of 14.46 seconds.
In the field, Erin Flick matched her personal record in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 7 inches for the second time in her career, achieving another NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the process. Flick remains the PSAC pacesetter in the high jump and is one of six athletes tied for 12th in the national rankings based on their clearances.
Bri Fells posted a personal record in the 400 meters of 57.77 seconds, which stands as SU’s fastest time of the season. Lauren Ellsworth posted a season personal record of 59.17 seconds.
Courtney Martin finished up the weekend with the finest 100-meter performance in her career, setting a new personal record with a strong time of 12.31 seconds. Her effort jumps her from 15th to third in the PSAC rankings.
Among the four PSAC qualifying season personal records in the 200 meters was freshman Danesha Butler, who posted a time of 25.40 seconds.
The Raiders will return to action April 26-27 at the Penn Relays.