Maroons Compete in the Wesley Brown Indoor Big 12 Meet
The girls returned to the Illinois Wesleyan Shirk Center to compete in the Wesley Brown Indoor Big 12 Meet. The girls placed 8th out of 9 scoring teams but despite a low finish in team standings they continued to display growth individually nearly doubling the season totals in both personal records and top ten performances totaled from the first two meets of the season. By the end of the evening the Maroons combined for 44 personal records bringing the season total to 95 and 13 top ten performances bringing the season total to 31.
In the shot put, Jasmine Williams set her PR twice at 25' 10" and 26' 1" and Kyleah Rogers improved her personal best to 22' 6.5". In the horizontal jumps. Mia Blackwell accumulated six personal records and two top ten performances Her top jump of 15' 7.5" in the long jump places her 8th on the indoor top ten list. Mia set a personal record on each of her four attempts in the triple jump topping out for the evening at 29' 8.25".
In the open sprint events seven personal records were set. Diana Golmeeva set a PR in the first 200m(33.34) of her 400m and also set a PR in the 400m as well in a time of 1:07.90. Both Morgan Browning(28.11) and Chikako Barnes(28.57) set PRs in the 200m. Haven Dager set a PR in the 60m hurdles in a time of 13.61, a time that places her third on the sophomore list and 5th on the indoor/overall lists.. Morgan Browning set a PR of 8.38 in the prelims of the 60m dash and returned later in the evening cutting a tenth of a second to run 8.28. The former of the two put her 4th on the freshmen list and 5th on the indoor/overall list for the event. Her latter time moved her up to #2 on the freshman list and #3 on the indoor/overall lists.
Ally Bergh and Kendall Woods bridged the gap between our sprinters and distance runners both setting PRs in the 800m. Bergh ran a 2:41.33 and Woods ran a 3:02.35. Woods also set a PR of 1:28.84 in the first 400m en route to her PR in the overall distance. In the 1600m Jocelyn Kwok shattered the 7:00 barrier for the first time running a 6:49.35 while Shannon Tang ran a PR 5:49.66 good enough for third on the junior list and fourth on the indoor list for the event. She also ran a PR 2:52.44 in the first 800m of the race. Freshmen Ally Welty Peachey and Elizabeth Asmussmen ran stride for stride for each of the 16 laps of the 3200m establishing PRs at every notable distance during their debut in the event. Welty Peachey edged out Asmussen at the line as the duo finished in 16:56.04 and 16:56.06 respectively.
Fourteen personal records were set during the relays including 4x200 legs from Browning(27.3). April Gaona(29.2), Terrykah Smith(30.7), Jayla Reed(33.4), Tyliah Butler(33.5), and Amari Houston(37.0). The 4x400 saw PR splits from Jayden Wilson(1:14.6), Tyrelle Lyons(1:15.7), and Kendall Woods(1:17.6). Legs in the 4x800 that ran personal best times included Erin Durukan(3:05.5), Sarah Young(3:14.6), Sofia Brown(3:17.2), Golmeeva(2:54.6), and Kwok(3:02.0).
Medals were earned by the JV 4x800 of Durukan, Young, Brown, and Jiwoo Kim placing third, Morgan Browning and Chikako Barnes placing 4th and fifth respectively in the 200m, and Browning placing 4th in the 200m.