School Records Fall For Presidents At Kent State
KENT, Ohio -- The Washington & Jefferson College men's and women's track and field squads set a slew of school indoor records on Saturday at the Kent State Last Chance Meet. The meet was unscored for teams and included programs from all three NCAA divisions.
Sophomore Kristen Galligan (Frederick, Md./Governor Thomas Johnson) continued to smash records after placing fourth of 43 runners in the 5,000 meters. Galligan broke her own school record with a time of 17:20.03.
Junior Cheyenne Mangold (Boerne, Texas/Texas Military Institute) notched a pair of school records after taking 10th of 59 runners in the 200 meters (26.13) and 11th of 49 competitors in the 400 meters (57.96).
Freshman Brittney Traynor (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) once again set a new benchmark in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.10 seconds after placing 16th of 54 teams. Junior Meghan Poinsett (Salem, N.J./Salem) also placed 12th of 24 in the 300-meter hurdles (48.69).
The men's squad also had a record-breaking performance as senior Scott Ryan (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville East) placed 10th in the 5,000 meters and eclipsed his own school record with a time of 15:09.07.
Classmate Benjamin Kopchick (Clarksburg, Pa./Saltsburg) was the 12th-place finisher in the 1,000 meters (2:40.00), while junior Thad Piscatelli (Canonsburg, Pa./Peters Township) posted a school record after finishing fourth in the unseeded pole vault (13'11 1/4").