COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Dickinson women's track and field team won one event, broke two school records, and had numerous Top-3 finishes on Sunday to finish second at the Centennial Conference Championships hosted by Ursinus College.
Mariana Penuela occupied the final podium spot in the 100m with a time of 12.93. Darya Mikusova was the highest finishing Devil during the 100m hurdles taking second by hitting the line at 16.34. Alexandra Colby claimed fourth (16.44) and Sophia Kovatsis ended in sixth (16.64).
Sara Penuela crossed the stripe in second in the 200m by stopping the clock in 25.86 to edge out her sister Mariana in third at 26.17. Emerlee Simons joined the fun with an eighth-place result with a time of 27.19.
Simons then took part in the 400m earning a sixth-place finish crossing the line in 59.86. Mikusova picked up the first win of the day for the Red and White with a time of 1:03.77 during the 400m hurdles to beat out Christline Edward from Franklin & Marshall by two seconds. Lily Swain also took part in the event posting a time of 1:12.84 for eighth.
Three Devils did battle in the 5000m with Myra Naqvi pacing the group with a fifth-place finish thanks to a time of 18:29.50. Maddie Garber and Laura Berman took ninth (18:48.84) and tenth (18:56.90) respectively.
The 4x100m team of Mikusova, the Penuela sisters, and Simons claimed second by stopping the clock at 49.17. That same group then made school history during the 4x400m as they earned their second second-place finish with a time of 3:57.61 which broke the previous Dickinson record of 3:58.74 set back in 1999.
Another school record fell in the shot put as Abby Everett took fourth-place with a toss of 11.77m eclipsing the previous mark of 11.64m recorded back in 2006 by Iva Liou. Claire Shearer also had a solid showing with a ninth-place result with a distance of 10.68m.
Dickinson ended the three-day meet on 139 points for second-place trailing only the winning Johns Hopkins Blue Jays who ended with 253. The other three teams in the Top-5 were Swarthmore (101), Ursinus (96), and Franklin & Marshall (90).
Dickinson will have some individuals compete at upcoming last chance meets to see if they can get some qualifiers for the NCAA Championships at the end of the month.