Thompson Wins 60 Meters at Centennial Championships

Thompson Wins 60 Meters at Centennial Championships

(Lancaster, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's indoor track & field team finished third in the team standings at the 2019 Centennial Conference Championships.

Senior Naji Thompson (Springfield, Va./Oak Knoll) matched her own school record with a time of 7.89 in both the prelims and the final to win her second 60-meter dash title, earning the title in 2017 as well.

Thompson added a sixth-place finish in the 200-meters, clocking a time of 27.14.

Sophomores Allyson Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) and Sarah Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) placed second and fourth in the 800-meters, coming across with times of 2:19.18 and 2:20.88, respectively. They joined Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) and Macallan Fox (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) to finish third in the 4x800 relay.

First-year Lilianna Matala (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons) was ninth in the 800 as the Red Devils had six runners in the top 20.

Cardi claimed silver in the mile, posting a time of 5:50.28. Elizabeth Cassell (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) was ninth and Kylie Shalala (Conshohocken, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) was 12th.

Junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) ran to silver in the 3000-meters with a time of 9:59.79. Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) and Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) placed fifth and sixth and Lucile Ionescu (Maple Glen, Pa./Upper Dublin) was 11th.

The Red Devils combined for a time of 4:11.87 to finish third in the 4x400 relay. Natalie Suess (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) and Liana Tabtiang (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) joined both of the Yanegas for this relay team.

Johns Hopkins captured the team title with 249 points with Swarthmore claiming second with 97. The Red Devils were right with the Garnet, scoring 92 points over the weekend.