Temple at the Penn Relays l Penn Relays Official Site
- The final throw made all the difference for Temple women's track & field junior Margo Britton
, who won the women's college shot put at the Penn Relays on Thursday afternoon. Britton had placed second in the same division in each of the past two years.
Britton made the finals along with seven other competitors, but would only have finished in the top three or four until her final throw. She stepped up for that last throw and hit a mark of 15.37m, shy of her personal best but the only throw of the group to surpass the 15-meter mark.
"The past two years I've come in second place, and it just feels super fantastic to finally get first," said Britton. "This is really the start of my progression in the outdoor season every year. I hit a big mark and then continue from there. I'm in a good place right now and just looking for bigger and better things at the conference meet next week. I'm happy, and I'm excited for what's to come."
In the women's 4x100 meter relay, Temple placed 27th in a field of over 100 teams, running a season-best time of 46.58. Their time was good enough to advance the Owls to the ECAC Final in that event, set for 12:57 p.m. on Friday.Demeshia Davis
ran the first leg of the 4x100m, followed by Jimmia McCluskey
, Courtney Mitchell
and Bionca St. Fleur
. The Owls had already run an ECAC-qualifying time this season, but bettered that time today.
Temple also competed in the women's 4x400 meter relay, and the team of Davis, Hollis Coleman
, Kenya Gaston
and Michelle Davis Timothy
finished 32nd in the heats with a time of 3:49.15.
Britton just narrowly missed the finals in the discus, with her final throw of 45.69 being less than half a meter off the cut-off. Also competing for the Owls on Thursday was Bionca St. Fleur
in the College Long Jump Eastern, and she placed 27th.
The events continue on Friday for the women's team and will also begin for the men's team. The remaining schedule is as follows:Friday, April 25
11:00 a.m. - Women's Triple Jump - Jamila Janneh
12:30 p.m. - 4x100 Men's Relay Heats
12:57 p.m. - 4x100 Relay Women's ECAC Final
1:15 p.m. - Men's Shot Put - Evan Battallio
1:30 p.m. - 4x200 Men's Relay Heats
3:30 p.m. - Men's Long Jump - Gabe Pickett, Dylan PensylSaturday, April 26
9:00 a.m. - Men's Triple Jump - Gabe Pickett