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Young Bests Previous ODAC Indoor Championship Mark to Earn Runner-Up Spot

Young Bests Previous ODAC Indoor Championship Mark to Earn Runner-Up Spot

LANDOVER, Md. -- In her first indoor championships, first-year Diana Young broke the ODAC championship meet record in the 60m dash to finish second at the event.

With a seed time of 8.07s, Young impressed in her preliminary heat, qualifying at 7.95s, good for second place.

She improved once again in the final, closing at 7.89s, besting the previous best mark in the history of the ODAC Indoor Championships, which was 7.90s.

Also topping that mark was Lynchburg senior Aleshia Washington, who won the event at 7.85s, forcing Young to settle for the silver medal, eight points and the best finish in Randolph program history in the meet.

Young continued to earn points for the WildCats later that afternoon, finishing fifth in the 200m in a time of 26.66s, besting her seed time of 26.91s.

First-year Marisa Quarti added more points for the WildCats in the 60m hurdles, finishing the event at 9.79s, good for fifth.

Sophomore Janéa Jackson once again came up just short of earning points for the WildCats, as her 12.53m weight throw put her seventh. Junior Andrea Mewhinney was 12th in the event.

Mewhinney led the way in shot put, finishing three spots ahead of Jackson in 10th.

On the track, Tabitha Stone was 20th in the 60m dash, Blanca Sánchez was 14th in the 400m dash and junior Amanda Sims was 17th in the 800m.

In the longer distances, sophomore Dani Hill was 13th in the mile and senior Sarah Reed took 18th in the 3000m.

Hill and Reed made up the longer legs of the distance medley, joined by Sánchez and first-year Sophia Dill. The group finished eighth.

First-year Jasmine Cooper participated in the long jump.

Randolph's 12 points placed the team eighth on the day after not earning any points in either indoor or outdoor in the team's inaugural campaign last year.

"I couldn't be happier," head coach Bill Cooper said. "We came to the conference meet and improved based on how we did all year. I am excited going forward based on how we did today."