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Women’s track and field team grabs second place at Millersville Metrics

Brooke Stephens
Staff Writer

T&F1The Millersville women’s track and field team hosted the 31st Millersville Metrics meet Saturday, where the Marauders finished with an overall total of 107 points, good enough for a second place finish.
Millersville and Towson were only two schools at the event to finish with more than 100 points. Towson finished in first place at the meet with a total of 153 points.
Millersville senior Sarah Mulvey finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, with a time of 11:31.96. Mulvey finished nearly 30 seconds faster than her closest competitor, earning 10 points for the Marauders.
When it came time for the hammer throw the Marauders showed the other teams they meant business, finishing first, second and fourth. Sophomore Kelli Farris was first with a toss of 45.29 meters, with teammates Ann Kovacs and Vanessa Hower finished second and fourth. Hower also finished sixth overall for discuss with a throw of 35.50 meters, good for a PSAC qualifying mark.

With their talents, the team scored over 100 points on Saturday.
With their talents, the team scored over 100 points on Saturday.

Sophomore Kiara Allen finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.60 picking up eight points for the Marauders. Erin Mason finished eighth with a time of 12.91. She also picked up some points for Millersville.
Allen, Mason, Jessica Fritsche and Kayla Naughton placed second in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 48.74, .26 seconds behind the first place competitors, Towson. In the 4×800-meter relay, the Marauders took another second place finish. Mulvey, Amanda Long, Katie Hild and Sarah Fink finished the event with a time of 10:10.34. The final relay was the 4×400 meter, where Naughton, Mason, Erin Madison and Megan Meyer finished in third place with a time of four minutes flat.
Allen and Mason finished third and fourth in the 200-meter dash gaining a combined 11 points for he Marauders. Mason finished with a time of 25.73 and Allen 25.31.
Naughton ran a PSAC qualifying time in the 400-meter run, finishing the race in a time of 58.31. That was her second best time for the event and she received eight points for Millersville.

The Lady Marauders had an impressive showing at the Metrics.
The Lady Marauders had an impressive showing at the Metrics.

Amanda Long and Megan Meyer finish fourth and fifth in the 800-meter run, finishing two seconds apart. Long finished with a time of 2:23.61 good enough for a PSAC qualifying time.
Erin Madison finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 16.41, missing the PSAC qualifying time by .16 seconds. Madison did make a PSAC qualifying time in the 400-meter hurdles, in which she finished second in the event with a time of 1:04.15.
Millersville will travel to Baltimore on Saturday for the Loyola/Hopkins Invitational.