Track & Field: Tigers take first place at home meet

By: Alex Ziolkowski, Staff Writer 

Towson placed first, earned 12 victories and had two Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) qualifying times in the Towson Invitational Friday, the team’s only home meet of the season.

In the 4×100-meter relay, the freshman team of Jaina McLean, Rachel Laryea, Arianna Waller and Liz Reid finished first with a time of 47.92. 

“We did things differently and opened up with a squad of freshman,” Head Coach Mike Jackson said.

The senior team of Wilhelmina Austin, Kelsey Fiddles, Lindsay Pinckney and Katelynn Williams placed second with a time of 48.84.

Junior Megan Knoblock won the 3,000-meter steeple chase and set a personal best with a time of 10:57.31. Freshman Abby Gauithier came in second place with a time of 11:45.32.

Williams came in first and won the 100-meter hurdle with a time of 14.55.

“I’m just excited,” Williams said. “We’ve been preparing so hard.”

Austin finished in third place in the same event with a time of 15.09.

“I feel really good,” Austin said. “A lot better this week.”

In the 100-meter dash, Waller finished first with a time of 12.01 and qualified for the ECAC post season meet. McLean finished second with a time of 12.20 and Laryea followed in third with a time of 12.21.

In the 400-meter dash, Reid came in first with a time of 58.01.

Junior Amanda Famularo took second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.19.

“I put on a good effort,” Famularo said.

Freshman Allison Marella (17:57.73) took second in the 500-meter run followed by freshman Hanna Walter (18:14.60) in third and sophomore Collen Cook (18:17.02) in fourth.

The 4×400 meter relay teams wrapped up the track event with wins. Freshman Skyler Baculoe, Kelly, Reid and Waller combined to finish in second (4:00.65).

The team of Famularo, junior Allyson Figalora, Jackie Levitt and senior Emily K. came in third (4:06.62). 

Senior Ashleigh Stallings set the pace for the field events. She competed and won in the discus and javelin throws. Stallings threw the discus 45.45 meters and tossed the javelin a distance of 42.01 meters.

Freshman Taylor Giles came in third during the discus throw for 45.45 meters. Freshman Stephanie Hand threw the javelin 38.34 meters for second place.

Senior Jader Godsey won hammer throw with a distance of 47.17 meters. 

Junior Kameko Webb won long jump with a leap of 5.61 meters.

Austin also shined in triple jump bounding into first place with a distance of 11.81 meters. 

Brynn Washington jumped 11.48 meters into third during the triple jump and won pole-vault with a height of 3.55 meters. Senior Maggie Rampolla came in third vaulting 3.55 meters.

Freshman Naja McAdam took second in high jump with a height of 1.55 meters.

“We are focused on being one of Baltimore’s premiere college programs,” Jackson said.

Friday the team will compete in the John’s Hopkins Invitational.

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