By Jordan Washington
On Saturday, April 20, the men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Chester, Pennsylvania, where they competed in the Widener Invitational.
The College finished with 100.5 points, which were just enough to edge out Johns Hopkins University, whose runners were on the Lions’ tails the entire day. The women’s track team saw many athletes take the top spot on the podium.
Freshman Alli Uhl won the 800-meter race in a large field with a time of 2:14:94. Junior Sam Gorman finished third in the 400-meter race with a time of 56.98. Freshman Megan Gasnick was right on Gorman’s heels with a sixth-place finish at 57.54. Gorman was also able to place third in the 200-meter with a time of 25.62.
The 100-meter hurdles event saw junior Kaila Carter place fifth, arriving at a time of 15.33. Senior Natalie Cooper saw a third-place finish in the 3000-meter event, coming in at 4:42.61. Junior Ryann Reagan blazed in at second place in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:21.41.
In the field events, freshman Amanda Murillo place second in the javelin competition with a long toss of 35.64 meters, while senior Stephanie Wolfer finished in third with a throw of 34.54 meters.
For the men’s track team, sophomore Robert Adams competed in the 1500-meter race and finished in second place.
The Lions have busy weekend ahead of them, as they will compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27. The Lions also have their Home Invitational from Friday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27.