Saturday, December 9, 2017

Huskies Compete at Houghton College December Classic Friday Night

HOUGHTON, N.Y. – The Bloomsburg University women's track and field team competed at the Houghton College December Classic on Friday night (Dec. 8), competing in both track and field events.

The Huskies started off in the 60-meter hurdles, with Molly Hanna (Newton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) finishing fifth in the second prelim heat (10.49). Fellow freshman Autumn Kaminski (Mountain Top, Pa./Holy Redeemer) finished second in the third heat in 9.66 seconds, officially qualifying for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships. Kaminski finished sixth overall, while Hanna finished 17th. Kaminski reached the final heat where she finished fourth with a time of 9.55 seconds.

The next event for Bloomsburg was the 60-meter dash, in which Kathleen Stevenson (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) finished second in her preliminary heat at 8.26 seconds. Another freshman in Jessica Brenfleck (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) finished second in her preliminary heat in 8.28 seconds. Overall, Stevenson finished eighth and Brenfleck finished 11th. Stevenson finished eighth in the final heat with a time of 8.25 seconds.

Hannah Boudreau (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) made her first appearance of the night by qualifying for the PSAC Championships in the mile, finishing in 5:20. Her time was the top overall time of both sections.

Carli Dedics (Drums, Pa./Hazleton Area) qualified for the PSAC Championships by winning the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.6, while Natalia Konitzer (Orangeville, Pa./Marian Catholic) finished fourth in 1:04.25. Emilee Borchert (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg)also finished eighth in 1:08.21.

Boudreau would notch another strong finish in the 800-meter run, finishing second in 2:27.70. McKayla Lally (Pine Grove, Pa./Pine Grove Area) also ran the 800-meter, finishing sixth in her heat in 2:31.13.

In the 300-meter dash, four Huskies placed in the final heat. Senior Sarah Gottschalk (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) placed fourth in 43.41, while Alaina Pearson (Coal Township, Pa./Shamokin Area) finished ninth in 44.31. Amanda Aulenbach (Fleetwood, Pa./Oley Valley) finished 14th in 45.55, while Hanna finished 28th in 48.83 seconds.

In the 200-meter dash, Laura Edwards (Winfield, Pa./Lewisburg Area) finished 10th in 28.94 seconds.

Samantha Strype (Copiague, N.Y./Massapequa) finished second in the 3,000-meter run in 11:15.51, while Madison Mimnaugh (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Pittston Area) finished ninth in 11:43.26.

The Huskies finished third in the 4x200-meter relay, with the team of Brenfleck, Stevenson, Edwards and Dedics finishing in 1:49.54. The team of Autumn Avery (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville), Gottschalk, Lally and Kirsten O'Malley (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area) won the 4x400-meter relay in 4:08.38. A second Bloomsburg team of Alexis Burd (Elysburg, Pa./Southern Columbia), Borchert, Kaminski and Kendall Lookingbill (York, Pa./Red Lion) finished seventh in 4:39.87.

In the field events, Amanda Simone (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) qualified for the PSAC Championships by winning the high jump with a mark of 1.61 meters. Konitzer finished ninth in the event at 1.38 meters.

In the 20-lb weight throw, senior Hannah Masenheimer (New Tripoli, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh) qualified for the PSAC Championships by finishing second with a mark of 13.55 meters. Dana Sheply (Maple Shade, N.J./Maple Shade) also finished 14thwith a mark of 10.65 meters. Sheply would also finish 14th in the shot put at 9.23 meters.

O'Malley would win the long jump and qualify for the PSAC Championships with a distance of 5.71 meters. Stevenson also finished seventh with a mark of 5.20 meters. Aulenbach finished 21st (4.50 meters), while Burd finished 23rd (4.40 meters).

The Huskies would sweep the top three distances on the triple jump, with all three notching qualifications for the PSAC Championships. O'Malley led with a distance of 12.06 meters, while Simone was second at 11.15 meters. Chelsea Vaughn () notched a mark of 10.45 meters, while Burd also finished eighth with a distance of 9.90 meters.

The Huskies are back in action on Jan. 12, 2018 when they travel to Kutztown for the Golden Bear Invitational. A start time for the action is to be announced.

Print Friendly Version

Other Williamsport OnLine Websites