WEST POINT – The Army West Point women’s track and field team finished a busy weekend in California at day two of the Ben Brown Invite, as well as the Occidental Distance Carnival.
At the Ben Brown Invitational, the team earned 193.5 points which was good for second place.
“Our purpose in coming out to California for spring break is to get in some good training and combine it with some early season competition,” said head coach Mike Smith. “It is especially important for our relays and the long throws that they get some repetitions for those events that we don’t do indoors. It was nice to finally see the hammer, discus, javelin people get to show what they can do.”
“Across the board we had some strong opening marks from our men and women today and some huge personal improvements,” coach Smith said. He continued, “We also had some nice marks on the track in all the events. We have a lot to work on for sure but we looked good today and the practice time we have coming up next week will set us up well for the rest of the season.”
Army took first and second in the 400 hurdles. Lynne Mooradian clocked in at 1:03.22, while Asia Chen timed in at 1:07.01.
Haley Watson won the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.30. Cassie Mundekis clocked in at 2:13.55 which was good for second, and Payton Padgett finished in fourth with a time of 2:21.79.
Emma Record finished third in the 400-meter run clocking in at 1:01.95.
Mooradian took the top spot in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.49. Close behind was Asia Chen in second with a time of 15.65.
Calli McMullen recorded a time of 25.33 in the 200m which was good for third place. In fifth, was Emily Malone with her time of 25.63. Yasheika Beckaroo (25.94) and Jade Robinson (26.37) took seventh and eighth.
In the mile, Andrea Karlen placed second with a time of 5:11.29. Morgan Chewning-Kulick who clocked in at 5:13.64 was close behind in third. Monkia Shimko took fifth place, recording a time of 5:18.68.
Jade Robinson placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 5.14m.
In the discus throw, Briyah Brown won with a distance of 42.33m. Kamryn Brinson placed fourth with a distance of 36.93m. Lauren Schultz (36.66m) and Carrie Wasdyke (35.44m) followed right behind in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Brown also won the shot put, throwing for 14.60m. Wasdyke finished third in this event with 12.61m.
Olivia Gervan finished first in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.50m
In the triple jump, Bonvie Fosam placed second with a distance of 10.86m. Tya’tianna Johnson followed in fourth with a distance of 10.57m.
OCCIDENTAL DISTANCE CARNIVAL
Samantha Coletti placed third in the 1500m run with a time of 4:39.05.
In the 5000-meter run, Bethany Nunnery clocked in at 16.48.25 which was good for fifth. Kajol Maheshwari claimed 32nd with her time of 17:48.02.
Army returns to California to race in the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic on March 16th and 17th.