Women's Track & Field Competes at Widener's Danny Curran Invite
CHESTER, Pa. - After nearly a month of prep following its Spring Break trip, the Swarthmore College women's track & field team returned to action with the Danny Curran Invite at Widener University over the weekend.
Following its successful indoor campaign, the Garnet once again got strong performances from the usual suspects.
Freshman Osazenoriuwa Ebose (pictured) began the spring season by once again rearrangingthe Swarthmore record book, throwing the second-farthest discus toss in program history at 107' 11".
Senior Kenyetta Givans took fourth place in a strong field in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.91.
Freshman Ruth Talbot, fresh off a medal-winning relay performance at the indoor Centennial Championships, was strong in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Talbot finished seventh in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.23 and ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.64. Senior Ogechi Irondi finished right behind Talbot in the 200 meter dash (28.03/13th).
The Garnet women also excelled in the distance events. In the 800 meter run, senior Stephanie Beebe finished eighth overall by crossing the finish line in a time of 2:20.37. In the 5,000 meter run, senior Hannah Rose placed 10th (19:00.39). In the 1,500 run, senior Jen Johnson (4:51.42/14th), senior Melissa Frick (4:55.48/17th) and junior Rebecca Painter (4:57.79/19th) all finished in the Top 20.
In the jumps, sophomore Chelsea Hicks finished seventh in a field of 22 in the triple jump (33-08.50).
Swarthmore returns to action next weekend with the Princeton Distance Night and Richard Stockton Osprey Invitational.