STATE COLLEGE, Pa.
– Temple women's track and field wrapped up its first day of competition at the Penn State National Invitational with two personal-bests and an appearance in the 60-meter hurdles semi-finals. Freshmen Sylvia Wilson
and Crystal Jones
logged personal-bests in the events, with Wilson seeing the semi-finals.
In the competitive field of runners, Wilson ran an 8.55 in the event to place eighth overall and qualify for the next round of competition. Wilson's time bested her previous record of 8.59 seconds, set last weekend, and is now only .02 seconds away from matching the school's indoor record in the event. In the semi-finals, Wilson ran an 8.83 to take 16th in the heat.
Jones and Brownlee also ran in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles, with Brownlee logging a time of 8.88 seconds and Jones posting a personal-best 8.90.
The distance medley relay ran for its second weekend of the 2016 season, bettering its final time by almost 30 seconds. The lineup of freshman Maya Halprin-Adams
, junior Kenya Gaston
, freshman Alexis O'Shea
, and sophomore Katie Pinson
finished in a time of 12:11.82 to take sixth.
Participating in the long jump for the first time since the Fast Times meet in December, junior Bionca St. Fleur
hit 5.70 meters to take sixth overall.
The Owls will return to the track tomorrow with competitors in five more events. Gaston will be the first out, running in the 500 meter race at 11:15 a.m.
For live results of tomorrow's meet, click here