For Immediate Release – 4/8/17 - #282
Two Records Set as WildCats Compete at Liberty
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Randolph College women's outdoor track and field team competed at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, going against over 20 teams from all of the NCAA Divisions. With the competition fierce and the weather less than ideal, the WildCats were still able to set new records.
On Friday, the throwers began the meet, taking part in the shot put and the discus. Rebecca Webb set a new career-best in the shot put, as she was the runner-up in her flight. She finished with a toss of 33'6.75". However, her mark was bested by the discus throws of Kayla Wilhelm and Trevanna Berryman. Both set new records, as Wilhelm just missed the top of her flight. Her throw of 103'2" moved her up in the regional rankings. However, Berryman broke her own school-record. She threw the discus 129'4" for fifth-overall, behind three DI and one DIII throwers. Wilhelm completed the meet on Saturday with a new PR in the hammer throw. She heaved the apparatus 109'11".
The WildCats on the track also improved on previous times despite going against tough conditions. In the 200-meter dash, both Jordan Sheets and Jalil Penn improved on their previous best marks. The classmates have been neck and neck all year, and it continued today. They finished eighth and ninth respectively among DIII sprinters with times of 27.61 and 27.84.
A second school-record was set in the 800-meter race. Michaela Saunders continued to improve in the discipline and dropped her time, crossing the line in 2:40.69. It was the best of her career.
Marisa Quarti just missed out on a new PR in the 100-meter hurdles. However, she did finish with a season-best in the race, coming in at 16.55. It was one-tenth of a second behind her record, which should set her up for a great end to the season.
Randolph will return home next weekend, competing in the second annual WildCat Invitational. Events will begin at 8 a.m.