Thursday, January 18, 2018

Huskies Women's Indoor Track And Field To Compete At VMI This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Bloomsburg University women's indoor track and field team will be participating in the two-day Keydet Invitational, hosted by Virginia Military Institute, this weekend. Events on day one of the meet will get underway on Friday, January 19, at 2:00 p.m. with day two starting on Saturday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 27 schools will have athletes competing at the event. Joining Bloomsburg at the meet will be members from Virginia Military Institute, George Mason, Elon, Randolph, Hampton, Lynchburg, Roanoke, James Madison, Mary Baldwin, Radford, William and Mary, Norfolk State, Concord, Washington & Lee, Coastal Carolina, Virginia Tech, Liberty, East Carolina, UNC Asheville, VCU, Virginia State, Charlotte, North Carolina State, Campbell, South Carolina State, and St. Augustine.

Bloomsburg returned to action last Friday night, January 12, at the Golden Bear Invitational hosted by Kutztown University. The Huskies posted five Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying marks - all of which came in the field events.

Kirsten O'Malley (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area) picked up where she left off prior to the long break as she won the long jump with a PSAC-qualifying mark of 5.54 meters on Friday night while Amanda Simone (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) placed second overall in the high jump with a height of 1.62 meters. Chelsea Vaughn () also qualified for the conference meet in the high jump with a fourth-place mark of 1.57 meters.

Natalia Konitzer (Orangeville, Pa./Marian Catholic) and Amanda Aulenbach (Fleetwood, Pa./Oley Valley) also competed in the high jump and placed 15th and 17th respectively.

In the weight throw, both Rachael Sullivan (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) and Hannah Masenheimer (New Tripoli, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh) surpassed the conference standard during the meet. Sullivan finished third with a throw of 14.43 meters while Masenheimer was fourth with a best mark of 13.50 meters.

Only five Huskies competed on the track during the meet with Autumn Avery (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville) and Sarah Gottschalk (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) each collecting second-place finishes. Avery was the runner-up in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:15.39 while Gottschalk finished second in the 500-meter run after crossing the finish line in 1:24.69. Danielle Adornetto (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) placed eighth in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:44.14.

In the 400-meter dash, Konitzer and Kendall Lookingbill (York, Pa./Red Lion) were 11th and 15th respectively.

The Huskies will be back in action on Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, to compete at the Bison Open and Multi, hosted by Bucknell University.

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