Feb. 16, 2013
DAY 1 RESULTS
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The University of Dayton women’s track and field team currently holds the lead after day one at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship hosted by the University of Rhode Island.
The Flyers lead with 44 points after sweeping the top three spots in the pole vault competition. Junior Hanna Krizmanic finished in first place with a jump of 3.80m followed by junior Katrina Steinhauser in second (3.70m) and sophomore Ashley Demange in third (3.60m). Dayton’s senior Christine Borchers also took home the gold in the weight throw competition with a toss of 16.20m.
Charlotte, in second place with 27.5 points, had an impressive start on day one in the sprinting preliminary races. The 49ers took the top three spots leading into the finals for the 60m hurdles. Sophomore Juanita Leto broke the A-10 record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.58 seconds. Sophomore Joann Blakney sits in the top spot for the 60m finals , running a time of 7.51 seconds in the prelims, and sophomore T’Sheila Mungo also sits in the first place spot leading into tomorrow’s 500m race, finishing the prelims with a time of 1:14.99.
After a full day of competition, Senior Kalyn Sheehan of Rhode Island finished first in the pentathlon with a total of 3,660 points.
Junior Meghan McGlinchey of La Salle ran an outstanding race in the 5,000m. McGlinchey dominated the field, finishing with a time of 16:32.98, just .84 seconds off of the A-10 record.
Standings after day one put Dayton in the number one spot with 44 points, followed by Charlotte (27.5), Temple (26), Rhode Island (24), VCU (21.5), La Salle (16), Richmond (15), Saint Louis (15), Duquesne (13), Xavier (10.5), Massachusetts (9.5), Butler (6), Fordham (5), and Saint Joseph’s (1).
Day two of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships resumes tomorrow morning at 9:00 am at the Mackal Fieldhouse on the campus of Rhode Island.