Sunday, March 31, 2013

Waynesburg women win CMU Mini-Invite

The Waynesburg University women’s track & field team won the five-team Carnegie Mellon Mini-Invite Saturday with 171 points, 42 more than the host team, which placed second.

The Yellow Jackets were led by senior Carly Schubert (pictured) and junior Rebecca Rapp, who placed one-two in the discus and qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships. Schubert won the event with a top throw of 36.76 meters (120-7) and Rapp followed closely behind at 36.53 meters (119-10).

Schubert was also tops in the 19-woman shot put, which she won with a throw of 11.45 meters (37-6.75). Waynesburg added another top-three performance in the event as junior Megan Sowers took the bronze at 10.70 meters (35-1.25). For the second-straight week, Sowers dominated in her specialty, the javelin, winning by a remarkable 10.93 meters with a toss of 40.07 meters (131-05).

Senior Rhea Huwe had a productive day in the sprints, winning both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She posted times of 13.13 seconds and 27.18 seconds and was also part of the Yellow Jackets' 4x100-meter relay squad. That quartet was completed by sophomore Ashley Cole, sophomore Amanda Hobe and senior Lauren Wagner. Cole also was second in the 100-meter hurdles (16.8) and third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:11.05).
The Yellow Jacket runners got a victory from senior Megan Fortna in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:31.81. That time was more than 50 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

Freshman Megan Ferrick placed third in the 5,000 meters (19:53.10) and Hobe was second in the long jump (5.05 meters, 16-7).


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