April 1, 2006
LAS VEGAS - Eight Flyers set personal bests, and eight other season best marks as the Dayton track team competed Saturday at the UNLV Invitational. They finished fifth out of ten teams. Senior Stacia Harold recorded personal bests in three separate events.
"I'm very pleased with performances" head coach Kandice Erwin said. "We set a lot of personal records. I'm pleasantly surprised, actually, considering the travel and the time differences."
Harold setting her career long and a UD record with a long jump of 17'8.25" to come in seventh place. She also finished ninth (all places based on collegiate runners only) in the 100m, with a personal best 12.35. Davis finished 13th among collegians with a 12.48. Megan Sweeney was 20th with a time of 12.82.
In the 200m, Harold posted a personal best of 25.57, good for 10th. Davis added a season-best 26.74.
UD placed fifth in the 4x100, with a time of 49.42. Davis, Liz Forster, Megan Sweeney and Harold comprised the team. UD's 4x400 relay team came in fourth, in 4:05.19, and was made up of Stacy Chew, Tara Hentgen, Lisa Aubry and Liz Forster.
Chew turned in a season best (59.46) and Forster added a personal best (59.52) to finish seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 400m. India Moss (1:01.1) and Tara Hentgen (1:03.57) placed 14th and 16th.
In the 100m hurdles, Andrea Cornell finished fifth with a time of 16.00, while Amy Kremer (16.25) and Jessica Schulte (16.29) each posted their season bests. Schulte added a time of 1:09.05 in the controversial 400m hurdles event. She finished ninth, however she was not one of the multiple runners in each heat which had hurdles inadvertently missing from their paths.
Ellen Nienhaus paced UD in the 1,500 meter with a season-best of 5:08.68, good for fifth place. Sydney Hubbard (5:12.23) came in seventh and Anne Oltman (5:14.55) was ninth with Emily Haas (5:15.94) right behind in tenth.
Jacqueline Jaworek finished fourth in her first-ever steeplechase attempt. She finished the 3000m event in 2:40.3.
Dianne Striebel placed seventh in the 5,000m with a time of 19:39.85. The Tucker sisters were 12th and 13th, respectively with Amanda posting a 20:40.47 and Elizabeth a 21:16.42.
In the field events, Amy Kremer added a personal best in the long jump with a 5.22m jump.
Kremer finished third in the high jump, with a 5'4.25" mark, and Sweeney added a 5'2.25" jump.
Hentgen chipped in a personal best in the triple jump, with her mark of 36'5.75" good for fourth. Senior Kelly Pohlman came in fourth in the hammer throw at 152'3" while Connie Fleming tossed 104' in the hammer. Candace McKinley's first javelin attempt of the season gave her a seventh place toss of 112.' Fleming placed eighth at 109'1" and Kremer took 10th at 85'4".
Pohlman tossed a season-best 136'11" throw in the discus, good for sixth, while Fleming's 132'3" was her season best and gave her 11th place. In the shot put, Pohlman's throw of 47'8" gave her a second mark that met the NCAA Regional qualifying standard.
The Flyers are back in action next weekend at the All-Ohio Championships in Columbus.