DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – In their final meet of the regular season, the Centre women's track and field team picked up its first victory of the year, defeating ten other teams at the Centre Twilight, highlighted by yet another program record falling.
This time, the new school record was established in the1500m. Sophomore Annie Rodenfels (Centerville, Ohio) posted a time of 4:36.64 in the event to finish second overall and break Centre middle distance specialist Ines Kevric's school record that had stood since 2007. Senior Serena Gale-Butto (Muskegon, Mich.) finished fourth overall in the same event with a time of 4:41.99, which also surpassed the 2007 record time established by Kevric. The 1500m marks the sixth Centre women's track record broken by Rodenfels during the 2017 season.
In the 3000m steeplechase, senior Celeste Grubb (Brentwood, Tenn.) placed fifth with a time of 14:05.50. Freshman Margueritte Wheeler (Louisville, Ky.) placed third in the women's 5k with a time of 19:21.76.
Centre's 4x100m relay squad of senior Anastasia Lyon (Lexington, Ky.), sophomore Taylor Singleton (Hendersonville, N.C.) and freshmen Shannon Russell (Atlanta, Ga.) and Molly O'Dea (Louisville, Ky.) placed sixth with a combined time of 52.16. Lyon also teamed with junior Lydia Myers (Lenoxburg, Ky.) and freshmen Hannah Jazdzewski (Lexington, Ky.) and Courtney Gibson (Catlettsburg, Ky.) to finish third in the 4x400m relay with a combined time of 4:19.51.
Anastasia Lyon's busy day continued with a seventh place finish in the 100m as she crossed the finish line in 12.69. She also placed eighth in the 200m with a time of 26.77.
In the middle distance events, Annie Rodenfels picked up another second place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:19.81. Serena Gale-Butto finished fifth in the same event with a time of 2:24.24. In the 400m, Hannah Jazdzewski finished seventh overall with a time of 1:02.24.
The Colonels had one scoring performance in hurdling events as Lydia Myers finished sixth overall in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:13.09.
In throws, the day belonged to junior Aja Leachman (Louisville, Ky.). Leachman picked up a win in the hammer throw, covering 146-03. Leachman's shot put of 37-05.25 was good enough for a second place finish. In the discus, Leachman placed third with a throw of 116-11. Freshman Ashley Lewis (Decatur, Ga.) placed seventh in the hammer with a throw of an even 121 feet. In the javelin, Molly O'Dea placed third with a throw of 94-01, while Lydia Myers finished eighth with a throw of 83-11.
The final events of the day were the jumping events. Anastasia Lyon, who competed in six events on the day, finished third in the long jump, covering 16-07.25. Lyon's triple jump of 33-02.50 was good enough for seventh place in that event. The best triple jump of the day for Centre belonged to Molly O'Dea, who finished second overall in her signature event after clearing 36-04.00. In the high jump, senior Caitlin Yockey (Morrow, Ohio) tied for second overall with a clear of 5-01.75. Junior Emily Winkler (Louisville, Ky.) finished fifth in the high jump after clearing 4-11.75. Taylor Singleton cleared 10-01.50 to finish second overall in the pole vault, while sophomore Cheyenne Bunner (Mars Hill, N.C.) finished sixth in the same event with a clear of 8-02.00.
The next meet for the Centre women's track and field team will be the Southern Athletic Association Championships at Berry on Apr. 21-22.