The Shippensburg University women’s outdoor track-and-field team had a great weekend at the Bucknell University meet.
Saturday, April 16
Sophomore Tamara Ovejera was the highlight of the first day of competition, with a record-breaking performance in the discus. Ovejera threw 159 feet and 6 inches to break the 32-year-old school record. Her throw placed her second at the meet and was also an NCAA Provisional qualifying mark.
Junior Casey Norton ran the 5K at NCAA Provisional pace with a time of 16:58.39. Sophomore Caity Reese ran the 5K, as well, and finished eighth, with a time of 17:45.31.
Junior Sarah Hunt led SU in the triple jump with an NCAA Provisional qualifying mark of 39 feet and 7 and 3/4 inches. The jump earned her a third-place finish in the event.
Senior Brianna Davis competed alongside Ovejera in the discus event. Davis threw 149 feet and 8 inches, which placed her fourth and earned her a spot in the NCAA Provisional meet.
Sophomore Crystal Hartman represented SU in the javelin with an eighth-place finish and a throw of 135 feet and 7 inches. The throw qualified Hartman for NCAA Provisionals.
Sunday, April 17
The second day of competition held two first-place finishes for the Lady Raiders.
Sophomore Danielle Sciremammano took first-place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.34 seconds.
Hunt snagged first-place in the long jump with an NCAA Provisional qualifying mark of 19 feet and 11 and 3/4 inches. Sciremammano placed seventh in the same event with a mark of 18 feet and 9 and 3/4 inches, while freshman Abby Wagner placed eighth with a jump of 18 feet and 4 and 1/2 inches.
Sophomore Kali Hepner took fifth-place in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet and 9 and 3/4 inches.
Ovejera finished her weekend with a sixth-place finish in the shot put and an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw. She threw 43 feet and a 1/2 inch and 157 feet and 1 inch, respectively.
Shippensburg will host seven teams this Wednesday for the SU Invitational.