Presidents Turn In Strong Performances In PAC Championship Tune-Up
BETHANY, W.Va. -- The Washington & Jefferson College women’s track & field team claimed second place, while the men’s squad notched third place Wednesday at the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference South Quad hosted by Bethany College.
The W&J women totaled 131 points to take second behind Waynesburg (157). Bethany was third with 106 points, while Chatham was fourth with 46.
Waynesburg also won the men’s meet with 179 points followed by Bethany (163), W&J (98) and Saint Vincent (47).
The women’s team was led by junior Cheyenne Mangold (Boerne, Texas/Texas Military Institute), who won the 400-meter hurdles with a Bison Stadium record time of 1:02.80. She also helped the 4x400-meter relay to a win in a meet-record time of 4:07.59. Junior Meghan Poinsett (Salem, N.J./Salem) and freshmen Katlyn Blackmon (Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf) and Kenzie Blackmon (Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf) joined Mangold on the winning relay.
The men’s team was led by senior Jared Jones (Glenshaw, Pa./Shaler), who raced to victories in the 100 (11.02) and 200 (22.47) meter events. His 200-meter time established a new meet record.
Classmate Scott Ryan (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville) also set a meet record during his 1,500-meter triumph (4:00.30).
Junior Erin Oberg (Beaver Falls, Pa./Riverside) claimed the high jump (5'0 1/4") for the W&J women, while senior Harley Straub (Richfield, Pa./East Juniata) won the shot put (35’8”). The W&J women swept the top three high jump finishers for the second time this season as junior Mara Spina (Stockdale, Pa./Charleroi) and sophomore Brook Burns (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) tied for second place after leaps of 4'10 1/4".
Junior Thad Piscatelli (Canonsburg, Pa./Peters Township) set a school record in the pole vault as the lone competitor in the event. Piscatelli posed a top mark of 13'5 1/4".
The PAC South Quad was a tune-up for the PAC Championships which begin at W&J on Friday April 26 and conclude the following day at Cameron Stadium.