Weekend Review (12/11/18) (Women) (D1 + D2)


Reveille Invitational

1000

800 meter superstar Sammy Watson of Texas A&M earned her first victory of the 2018-2019 track season with a 2:50.94. Behind Watson was a trio of Texas A&M teammates led by Jean Jenkins in 2:52.46 followed by Brittany Parker and Nadia Pakes.


Mile

Megan Wagenaar, running unattached, won the eight-lap affair in 4:55.66 while Texas A&M’s Rachel Bernardo was the first collegian across the line in 4:58.76.


Hoosier Open

1000

Kelsey Harris dropped one of this weekend’s best results with a 2:45.95 for Indiana, beating seven other sub-three minute finishers. Cincinnati’s Rylee Penn and Indiana’s Hannah Stoffel rounded out the top three with a pair of 2:52's. Susan Hubbard of Purdue finished 4th in 2:54.62. Jenna Barker of Indiana was 5th in 2:54.67.


Mile

The mile was the Indiana show as the top five all run for the Hoosiers. Winning was freshman Bailey Hertenstein in 4:49.25 ahead of 4:50 finishers Haley Harris and Hannah Stoffel (who also ran the 1000). Grace Walther and Josey Korte concluded the Hoosier sweep, all running under the five minute barrier. The Indiana quintet moved into the NCAA #3, #5, #6, #9, and #16 spots.


3000

Lexa Barrott concluded the Hoosier sweep of the distance races with a 9:35.51, barely edging Maria Scavuzzo and Alesha Vovk who both ran unattached. Angie Nickerson of Southern Utah finished 4th in 9:42.77. Barrott is now the #3 in the NCAA while Nickerson moved into the #7 slot.


GVSU Holiday Open

800

Division II Grand Valley State earned a victory at their home meet from Rachael Walters in a NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark in 2:08.73. Texas Lutheran’s Ashley Rynard finished runner-up in 2:11.91 while Abbie Porter of Hillsdale finished in 2:15.87.


3000

The home squad put on a clinic in the 3000 meter as Allie Ludge and Gina Patterson dropped some of the best long distance times of the weekend. Ludge finished in 9:23.70 and Patterson earned a 9:29.44, both Automatic Division II Qualifier.


5000

Sydney Meyers of Eastern Michigan broke away from Division II Mount Olive’s Leah Hanle and Athena Welsh of Toledo to earn her first victory of the season. Meyers won in 16:15.04 while Hanle finishing in 16:23 (an NCAA Automatic DII time) and Welsh finishing in 16:24. Hanna Groeber of Grand Valley St. finished in fifth at 16:25.99 to also receive a NCAA DII Automatic qualifier. Rachel Walny of Bowling Green and Emily Smith of Eastern Michigan both finished in 16:26 to close out the sub-16:30 collegiate finishers.


Harvard vs Penn

1000

Penn swept the top three places led by NCAA 800 meter qualifier Nia Akins. Akins won in 2:47.28 ahead of freshmen Caroline O’Sullivan and Olivia Babski.


Mile

Melissa Tanaka and Alyssa Condell of Penn went 1-2 for the Quakers with Melissa Tanaka dipping under five minutes with a 4:59.22. Condell placed 2nd in 5:01.41.


Dartmouth v UNH v Maine V Vermont

800

It was a UNH victory as Danielle Gajewski earned a flat track time of 2:14.58. Dartmouth took the 2nd spot in 2:18.54 thanks to Alexa Jennings. Gajewski’s converted time places her at NCAA #8.


1000

New Hampshire took another victory in the five-lap affair as Shannon Murdock raced to a 2:52.14. Dartmouth placed 2nd again in 2:54.87 with Claire Doughtery.


Mile

After missing out in the first two events, Vermont earned their first distance win from Caroline O’Shea in 5:08.14.


3000

It was a second win for Vermont as Lauren Trumble was the only athlete to break 10 minutes as she finished in 9:58.61.


CNU Holiday Open

3000

Richmond took home the top four spots in what was the best distance race of the day. Ave Grosenheider took the win with a 9:51.45 while teammate Jordan Angers running 10:02 for second. Grosenheider’s converted time of 9:46.43 jumped her into the NCAA #9 position.


Colorado Running Company UCCS Invitational

800

Skylyn Webb of Colorado-Colorado Springs earned the Division II Automatic standard running a 2:08.34 (converted to 2:05) to win in what was one of the greatest results of the weekend. Yasmine Hernandez of CSU-Pueblo finished in 2:15.71 (converted to 2:12) to also earn the provisional mark.


3000

Emily Wolff of Quinnipiac raced to the victory in Colorado with a 10:18 (conversion of 9:51). She was followed by Nicole Bouma (CSU-Pueblo) and Katie Novak (UCCS) who finished 2nd and 3rd with a pair of 10:35's. Those times were given a conversion of 10:06 and 10:07, respectively.


Yale Season Opener

800

Quinnipiac was also in action at Yale with Ahmetra Davis taking 2nd place in the 800 with a 2:17. The winner was Haleemot Adeyanju of Hartford with a 2:16.47.


3000

Kaleigh Roberts of Quinnipiac earned a 20 second victory in the 3k, slipping under 10 minutes. She ran 9:59.08.


Jimmy Grant Invitational

1000

Hattie Plumb and Lynsdie Schinkel battled to the line in the five lap affair, but Plumb took the victory. The Illinois State athlete finished in 2:54 with Schinkel of Northern Iowa running 2:54.89. Logan Akason of Iowa broke three minutes for 3rd.


Mile

Illinois State took another victory with Grace Beattie winning in 4:53.11 while Iowa State’s Erinn Stenman-Fahey ran 4:56 for 2nd. Grace McCabe of Iowa rounded out the top three with a 5:02 result. Beattie’s result moved her into the NCAA #8 spot.


3000

Gwynne Wright of Iowa State broke the 10 minute mark at 9:57.32 to earn the top placing.


Indiana State Early Bird

Mile

The home team earned a victory in the shape of Jocelyn Quiles. The Indiana State miler just missed the five minute barrier taking the win in 5:01.76. 2nd place went to Katelyn Murphy of IUPUI with a time of 5:05.98.


3000

Libby Bowling ran alone for much of the race as she won with 9:54.24, a 45 second victory over the rest of the field. Bowling represents IUPUI.


Crimson and Gold Invitational

800

Quincy McSweeney of McKendree earned an NCAA Division II Provisional Mark on the oversized track winning in 2:09.62 to take the six second victory. Tesa Potter of Oklahoma Baptist finished in 2nd at 2:16.11 with Sarah Jewett of Pittsburgh St. and Drew Warren of Dallas Baptist both coming in with 2:17 results.


Mile

San Francisco’s Dana Klein broke away from the rest of the field for a 10 second victory in 4:47.51. The other two athletes with break five minutes was Elysia Burgos and Tabitha Weber, both of Southwest Baptist. With this result, Klein took over the NCAA #1 spot.


3000

Dallas Baptist’s Danielle Rimann won in 10:04 over two teammates.


5000

Dallas Baptist’s Kelsey Bruce earned the victory in 16:54.60 while running unattached. Tulsa’s Caitlin Klopfer was the top official collegiate finisher in 17:27.


Howlin Husky Invitational

1000

It was a battle in Beantown as Amy Piccolo and Gianna Bender raced to the line. Bender, representing Boston College, barely edged Northeastern’s Piccolo, 2:51.64 to 2:51.68.


Mile

Emily Manfra of Suffolk edged a Northeastern runner in 5:01.45. Northeastern’s athlete, Melissa Fairchild, finished right behind in 5:02.


3000

Northeastern's Bridget Foote led five Northeastern runners in spots 2-6. Foote finished in 9:48.01. Winning the race was Kerri Ruffo in 9:43.84 as she ran unattached.


Princeton New Year’s Invitational

800

The top two finishers overall came from separate sections in this race as Nicole Berry of Rider won the event in 2:17.83. TCNJ’s Kathleen Jaeger took 2nd after winning her heat in 2:18.58. Her teammate Katie LaCapria finished in 2:18.67.


ASU Early Grizzly Open

Mile

Tiffany Christensen (Adams State) took home the win in a time 5:09 to win by nearly 20 seconds. Her time was converted to an NCAA lead of 4:53.


Erman Jepleting (West Texas A&M) finished runner-up in a time of 5:28 (converted to 5:11).


3000

The Adams State duo of Sadie Baker and Desire Montenegro took home the top two spots in the race. Baker's time of 10:31 was converted to a 9:56 which gives her the 6th best time in Division Two. Montengro was given a conversion of 10:05, good the 10th in the national standings.


5000

Kaylee Bogina (Adams State) put together a strong performance, running 17:58 to take the on her home track. Her time was eventually converted to 16:54, giving her the #5 best time in all of Division Two.


Western Colorado's Kennedy Rufener held her own, running 18:03 to finish 2nd and earning a converted NCAA #6 time of 16:59.


HaLeigh Hunter-Galvan (Adams State) and Cassidy Ahrens (Western Colorado) rounded out the top four, running 18:24 and 18:31, respectively. Those times earned conversions of 17:19 (NCAA #13) and 17:26 (NCAA #14).


Fordham Season Opener

800

In the biggest distance result of the meet, Fordham’s Aidan Moroz won in 2:17.12 beating the rest of the field by 10 seconds.


Youngstown State Icebreaker

800

Anna Brandt of Cleveland State raced to victory in 2:17.35 over Laura Ehrenberger of Duquense, Jessica Jones of Indiana (PA.), and Sydney March of Buffalo who all slipped under the 2:20 barrier in 2:19.


1000

Anna Shields of Point Park blew away the field for a 15 second victory in 2:47.86.


Mile

Shields of Point Park took the double victory in 4:46.80 as she won another 15 second victory. Brandt of Cleveland State navigated a great double of her own to finish in 5:00.


Wagner Shootout

3000

Temple’s Kira Von Ehren took the victory in 9:47.12 winning by over 40 seconds.