Records fall for Centre women at DePauw Indoor Invite
GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Centre women's track and field team brought a partial squad to the DePauw Indoor Invite for the second meet in as many weeks. It proved to be a productive meet for the Colonels despite the squad depth as they finished fourth overall with 81 points, won five separate events and set two new indoor program records.
The first points for the Colonels came in the 60m as freshman Claire Ansman (Goshen, Ky.) placed seventh overall with a time of 8.68. Ansman followed that up with an eighth place finish in the 200m and a time of 28.63. Another eighth place finish came courtesy of senior Lydia Myers (Lenoxburg, Ky.), who posted a time of 1:06.43 in the 400m.
In a rare 600m race, sophomore Camille Mangold (Lexington, Ky.) finished third overall with a time of 1:48.73, earning six points for the Colonels. Centre picked up four more points in the 800m after freshman Madison Malloy (Louisville, Ky.) placed fifth with a time of 2:32.41.
The first record to fall for the Colonels coincided with Centre's first event win as freshman Alison Anderson (Hixson, Tenn.) won the 1000m with a time of 3:07.72, over 21 full seconds faster than the second place time.
In the 3000m, Louisville, Ky. natives Hallie Searcy and Margueritte Wheeler each scored for the Colonels. Searcy finished fourth overall with a time of 11:04.23, while Wheeler placed seventh with a time of 11:45.29.
In the 60m hurdles, freshman Naomi Ferrell (Mill Valley, Calif.) put two more points on the board for the Colonels, finishing seventh with a time of 10.71.
Centre's next three event wins came in relay competitions as the Colonels swept the relays on the women's side. The 4x200m squad won with a time of 2:07.66. The 4x400m squad edged DePauw by less than half a second, winning with a combined time of 4:34.53. Finally, the distance medley team posted a time of 13:25.86 to defeat DePauw by close to 40 seconds.
The next events of the meet were the jumps and Centre had another record fall in the high jump as senior Emily Winkler (Louisville, Ky.) broke her own indoor high jump record with a clear of 5-03.00. Winkler finished second in the event.
In the pole vault, junior Taylor Singleton (Hendersonville, N.C.) established a new personal best mark and picked up another win for the Colonels after clearing 10-08.00, or 3.25 meters.
The next indoor meet for the Colonels will take place on Feb. 24 at Anderson for the Fred Wilt Invite.