Published on February 4th, 2013 | by Sarah Palya0
Women’s track dominates Titan Open
Sarah Palya, Contributor
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The Lewis University women’s track and field team has displayed dominance in multiple events during the current indoor season. The Flyers defeated 12 other teams Jan. 26 and won the Titan Open hosted by Illinois Wesleyan at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill. They managed to conquer the home team by 89 points.
“I thought the women’s team performed really well today,” head coach Dana Schwarting said according to the Lewis University Athletics website. “It was our first competition outside our own facility since Christmas, and I thought we handled the different competition very well.”
For the second-straight week, sophomore Kayla King earned a NCAA Provisional Mark in the long jump. King edged out her teammate Samantha McGaha by 0.27 meters to win the event with a jump of 5.61 meters. McGaha had a mark of 5.34 meters.
King, the Great Lakes Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week, also was runner-up to fellow Flyer Camille Ferguson in the 200-meter dash. Ferguson won the event with a time of 26.08 and took second in the 60-meter dash (7.85).
Lewis also dominated the 60-meter hurdles and took the top three spots in the event. Junior Samantha Stewart narrowly beat teammate Megan Marchildon with times of 9.50 and 9.51, putting them in first and second. Senior Alex Atkins followed the pair placing third in the event with a time of 9.64.
Freshman Amber Cook won both the triple jump with a mark of 10.67 meters and the high jump with a mark of 1.60 meters. Stewart came in second in the triple jump with 10.59 meters, while Atkins followed Cook in the high jump with 1.55 meters. Krysten Sebby, a junior distance runner, placed second in the 800-meter run as well with the time of 2:23.86.
Roslyn Summerville threw 11.66 meters in the shot put and 14.97 meters in the weighted throw, placing second in both events.
Women’s track and field returned to action Friday, Feb. 1 in Painesville, Ohio to participate in the NCAA Division II team challenge.