The Shippensburg University women’s outdoor track-and-field team traveled to the College of William & Mary to compete in the 51st Annual Colonial Relays this past weekend. The Colonial Relays is one of the largest meets of the season, with more than 60 teams competing. Most of the events were split into two categories — “University” competition and “Championship” competition, the latter of which held tougher competition.
Freshman Allison King ran a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying time of 12.59 seconds in the 100-meter dash in the University category.
King also hit the PSAC mark in the 200-meter dash in the University category, with a time of 25.42 seconds. Sophomore Jill Bertino ran the 200-meter race in the University category, as well, and qualified for PSACs with a time of 25.82 seconds.
Senior Megan Lundy led SU in the 400-meter race in the University category with a PSAC-qualifying time of 58.18 seconds.
Sophomore Kiana Tucker competed in the Championship category for the 800-meter race. Tucker finished in 2:15.40, which earned her a spot in the PSAC line up.
SU had two PSAC-qualifying runners, and one NCAA-provisional qualifying runner in two distance events.
Junior Abbey Farrell ran the 1,500-meter race in the University category, finishing with a PSAC-qualifying time of 4:55.67.
Junior Abby Shafer was an NCAA-provisional qualifier in the 5K at the University level, clocking in at 17:16.45. Junior Casey Norton pulled out a PSAC-qualifying run in the same event with a time of 17:32.85.
SU had three PSAC qualifiers in the 100-meter hurdles for the University category. Sophomores Danielle Sciremammano, Teri Stoner and Kayla Lawson ran the race in 14.47 seconds, 15.46 seconds and 15.61 seconds, respectively.
Junior Emily Wicker represented SU in the pole vaulting event at the University level, hitting a PSAC-qualifying mark of 10 feet and 8 inches.
Freshman Abby Wagner and Sciremammano competed in the University category for the long jump. Wagner jumped 17 feet and 7 and 1/2 inches, while Sciremammano jumped 17 feet and 6 inches. Both marks qualified for PSACs.
Junior Sarah Hunt had a great jumping day, once again hitting an NCAA-provisional qualifying mark with an event-winning jump of 19 feet and 6 inches in the long jump at the Championship level.
In the second day of competition, SU competed in three relays and one individual event.
SU had two PSAC qualifiers in the 5K race. Freshman Jackie Kinkead won the 5K at the University level with a time of 17:59.82.
Redshirt-freshman Hannah Fulton competed in the same race and clocked in at 18:25.60.
SU’s 4x1 relay was made up of Hunt, Sciremammano, King and Sheehan.