BETHLAMHAM, PA. – The Army West Point women’s track and field team finished fourth at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships, accumulating 125 points. Bucknell finished first with 194.5 points, followed by Boston University (171.5) in second and Lehigh (166) in third.
Army Highlights And Game Notes
There were two school records broken during Saturday’s action. The 4×400 meter relay team broke a 34 year-old record with a team made up of two freshman and two sophomores in their gold medal performance. The group has been close to breaking the record all year and pushed themselves in the championship meet to beat the record by 0.9 seconds. The 4×100 meter relay team also set a new record by 0.18 seconds in their second place finish. This team is constructed of three freshman and one sophomore.
Patriot League Outdoor Championships
* The 4×100 meter relay team of Whidney Desormo, Calli McMullen, Emily Malone and Yasheika Beckaroo place second clocking 46.43s.
* Abby Halbrook pulls ahead in the last couple steps to win gold in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:30.99. She was joined by Kate Sanborn in seventh with a time of 4:44.10.
* Lynne Mooradian placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles clocking 14.61 seconds.
* In the 100-meter dash first-year Calli McMullen captured gold clocking a time of 12.16 seconds. Fellow classmate Yasheika Beckaroo placed second at 12.34 seconds.
* Abby Halbrook finishes third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:09.72. She is joined by Cassie Mundekis in fifth with a time of 2:11.33.
* Mooradian finished third in the 400-meter hurdles finishing at 1:01.64.
* In the 200-meter dash, McMullen finishes second crossing the finish line in 24.67 seconds.
* Bethany Nunnery finished seventh in the 5000-meter run clocking a time of 17:14.93.
* The 4×400 meter relay team of Mooradian, McMullen, Desormo and Mundekis stood atop the podium with a time of 3:45.60.
* Carrie Wasdyke finished eighth in the discus with a toss of 40.17 meters.
* In the pole vault Maddie Schneider captured fifth place with a height of 3.55 meters.
* Kamryn Brinson captures gold in the hammer throw with a toss if 54.33 meters. Rebecca Cousens placed third with a throw of 50.74 meters.
* Briyah Brown was atop the podium in the shot put with a toss of 14.61 meters, while Carrie Wasdyke took fifth (13.07m).
“Our women were terrific this weekend. The final result on the scoreboard shows us finishing fourth here today and that is better than last year. It is remarkable to me that we scored as many points as we did. That point total is our biggest since 2008. Out of the 23 women we brought to this meet we are only graduating six points. I think we will come to this meet a year from now with a lot more women that can score and that will change the outcome on the scoreboard.”
“Kamryn Brinson had a breakthrough in the hammer and won convincingly. Halbrook was a surprise to all but stole the 1500 title with a blistering last lap and a furious last 50 meter. She then snuck up for third in the 800-meter run. Then there was Cali McMullen, I don’t know if there has been a freshman performance quite like what we saw from her this weekend. She ran a total of six races this weekend, set two school records, scored 22.5 points for the team, and was named the female rookie of the meet. She will do some special things for this program by the time it is all said and done. While I wish, we could have placed higher as a team, I think the things we did out here today bode well for the future. We are a work in progress but the statement we made today was loud and clear.”
The Black Knights will host the 2017 West Point Twilight meet on May 11th. The team will also be celebrating their seniors at 6 p.m.