Track Teams Compete in TCNJ's Lions Invitational in Advance of Centennial Championships
EWING, N.J. - The Swarthmore College track & field teams took to the track for the final time before the 2012 Centennial Conference Championships at the TCNJ Lions Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Rebecca Hammond led the women's squad, taking first place in the 1,500 run, besting a field of 74 with a time of 4:44.45.
In the women's 100 meter hurdles, senior Kenyetta Givans - the 2011 Centennial Conference Most Outstanding Performer - showed that she is prepared for next weekend's championships by finishing fifth in a field of 25 with a time of 15.12.
In the women's triple jump, sophomore Chelsea Hicks continued her recent string of impressive showings, reaching 35-01.75 to earn fifth place.
On the men's side, freshman Jonah Oppenheimer continues his standout first-year campaign, leading the Garnet with an eighth place finish in the 800 meter run (1:57.15 ). He was followed in that race by Richard Scott (1:59.55 /17th), Erick White (2:01.49/32nd) and Henry Ainley (2:02.38/36th).
Senior Daniel Ly competed in three events at TCNJ, taking eighth place in the men's long jump (20-03.00), 39th in the 200 meter dash (24.07) while participating in the 4x100 relay team (with Heo, Heck and Gregory) that took seventh place (46.11).
Roudning out the strong performances were a pair of freshman; in the 110 meter hurdles, freshman Jason Heo finished in 16.93 (11th place) while Perry Nguyen finished seventh in the triple jump (41-02.50).
The Centennial Conference Championships from Ursinus College begin on Friday, May 4 and continue to Sunday, May 6.