Kenyetta Givans, Distance Medley Relay Team Earn Gold to Lead Women's Track & Field at Centennial Conference Indoor Championships
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Gold medals from senior Kenyetta Givans and the distance medley relay team (Hannah Rose, Margret Lenfest, Stephanie Beebe, Ruth Talbot) highlighted the Swarthmore College women's track & field team's sixth-place finish at the Centennial Conference Indoor Championships from Ursinus College.
Givans earned the seventh Centennial gold medal of her career by smashing the Swarthmore and Centennial Conference record in the 60 meter hurdles with an NCAA provisional time of 8.95. Givans -- who is looking to advance to the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships for the second-consecutive season -- must now wait to see if her record-breaking provisional time holds up nationally. Givans also earned a bronze medal in the 200 meter dash with a personal-best time of 26.67.
The distance medley relay team crossed the finish line in a time 12:40.05, besting the second-place team from Johns Hopkins by nearly five seconds. Also in the relays, the 4x800 team of Beebe, Rebecca Hammond, Melissa Frick and Jen Johnson finished third with a time of 9:44.97.
Frick and Hammond also earned Centennial medals while competing as individuals. Frick finished second in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 17:43.44, which is a personal best and ranks third all-time. Hammond earned bronze in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:17.00.
Several other Garnet athletes put up strong efforts and just missed the podium.
In the shot put, freshman Osazenoriuwa Ebose finished fourth with a toss of 36-11.50.
Junior Becky Painter finished fifth in the 3,000 meter run with an ECAC-qualifying time of 10:26.39, which is a personal best and ranks third all-time.
Senior Jen Johnson took seventh in the 1 mile run (5:18.25).
In the 4x200 relay, the team of Givans, Beebe, Talbot and Ogechi Irondi just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth with a time of 1:50.73.
As a team, the Garnet finished in sixth place with 66 points. Johns Hopkins captured the team championship with 143 points.
Kenyetta Givans (60 meter hurdles)
Hannah Rose, Margret Lenfest, Stephanie Beebe, Ruth Talbot (Distance Medley Relay)
Melissa Frick (5,000 meter run)
Rebecca Hammond (800 meter run)
Kenyetta Givans (200 meter dash)
Stephanie Beebe, Rebecca Hammond, Melissa Frick and Jen Johnson (4x800 Relay)
Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) Johns Hopkins 143 2) Dickinson 92
3) Ursinus 87 4) Franklin & Marshall 86
5) Haverford 80 6) Swarthmore 66
7) Muhlenberg 64 8) Bryn Mawr 18
9) Gettysburg 16 10) McDaniel 11