Beebe, Givans and Hammond Dominate to Pace Women's Track & Field
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Senior Stephanie Beebe won the 1500 Meter run, junior Rebecca Hammond won the 800 Meter event, and senior Kenyetta Givans set a program record in the 100 hurdles as the Swarthmore women's track & field team was dominant at the Coach P Invitational hosted by Moravian College on Saturday.
Beebe's time of 4:49.52 is good for ninth in program history in the event and she finished just ahead of a pair of runners from Lehigh who rounded out the top three. Fellow senior Hannah Rose finished tenth in the event in 5:01.82.
Hammond, who set the program record in the 800 last year, finished in a 2:18.36, more than three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Junior Becky Painter finished in ninth place in 2:24.42 with seniors Melissa Frick and Katie Gonzalez in 12th and 13th.
Givans had a sensational meet on Saturday, eclipsing her own program record in the 100 hurdles by .04 seconds with a time of 14.69 while finishing second in the event. The time is good for fifth in all of Division III this year. She was also sixth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:05.83.
The women's team saw several additional Top-10 performances. Sophomore Emma Saarel finished the 5000 meter run in 19:26.83 for a second place finish while senior Margret Lenfest finished third in the 3000 meter Steeplechase with a time of 12:45.42.
Freshman Osazenoriuwa Ebose was seventh in the shot put with a distance of 10.70 meters while sophomore Chelsea Hicks finished eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.57 meters.
Swarthmore returns to the track on April 20th at the Widener Invitational.