The girls had an excellent debut to the 2018 season. Top performances meet performances included, Morgan Browning in the Fr/So who placed 2nd in a time of 28.23, a time that would have placed 4th in the varsity race, 5th place performances by Alyssa Odom and Kira Canales in the varsity 800m and 3200m respectively, and Yara Alharthi who placed 2nd in the Fr/So shot put. New marks on the team's top ten lists included Alharthi's 31' 2.15" in the shot(#3 Freshman, #5 Indoor), Yunji Nam's 9.13 in the 60m(#8 Jr), Kira Canales' 13:20.84 in the 3200m(#3 Indoor), Chikako Barnes' 1:05.35 in the 400m(#10 Indoors), and Shannon Tang's 5:59.49 in the 1600m(#4 Junior, and #10 Indoors).
PRs were established or broken thirty six times by Central student-athletes. In the shot put; Alharthi(3x), Kyleah Rogers(3x), Liberty Urban, and Jasmine Williams. Yunji Nam PR'd twice in the triple jump. In the 4x800; Sofia Brown, Erin Durukan, Amari Houston, Jocelyn Kwok, Grace Rispoli, and Sarah Young. Kira Canales established four PRs over the course of her 3200m(400m, 800m, 1600m, and 3200m). In the 800m; Erin Durukan established her 400m and 800m PRs, Allison Bergh set her 400m PR in the first 400m, and Alyssa Odom set her 800m PR. Tyliah Butler and Amari Houston both established their 200m and 400m PRs during their 400m races. Jocelyn Kwok established and Shannon Tang set PRs in the 400m, 800m, and 1600m of their 1600m races. Morgan Browning established her PR in the 200m. Additionally, we had several girls who set indoor bests; Grace Shirley(3200m), Chikako Barnes and April Gaona(400m), Chikako Barnes, April Gaona, and Alyssa Odom(4x400m).
The girls will compete next at the Charleston Invite at Eastern Illinois University on March 10th.