Two School Records Broken for @HerdTFXC at Penn Relays
DMR, Shuttle Hurdle Relay Break Records
PHILADELPHIA--The Marshall University track and field team broke two school records at the historic three-day Penn Relays. The meet was the 123rd annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania.
School records were broken in two different events; the distance medley relay and the shuttle hurdle relay.
On Thursday the distance medley relay team consisting of junior Barkley Castro, junior Andrea Chidester, freshman Mary Zulauf, and senior Andrea Porter broke the school record with a time of 12:08.82. The team broke the previous record set earlier in April at the Florida Relays of 12:15.71.
Friday evening the shuttle hurdle relay team of freshman Hannah Carreon, sophomore Sarah Bever, senior Danielle Wright, and freshman Safiyyah Mitchell ran a time of 57.30. This edged out the previous record of 57.96 set earlier this season at the Florida Relays.
Out of over 30 athletes in the triple jump college division, two Herd athletes placed in the top-10. Senior Antonique Butler placed fifth with a jump of 40 feet, 4 inches (12.29 meters). Freshman Denisha West finished ninth with a jump of 38 feet, 9.75 inches (11.83 meters).
In the javelin throw college division, sophomore Heidi Heiniger finished 22nd with a throw of 118 feet, 5 inches (36.11 meters).
The 4x100 meter relay team finished 24th out of 78 schools with a time of 46.75. The team consisted of freshmen Hannah Carreon and Safiyyah Mitchell, sophomore Kayla Haywood, and junior Andrea Chidester.
The 4x400 meter relay team finished 29th out of 71 schools with a time of 3:49.61. The team consisted of three freshmen; Christianna Dogan, Safiyyah Mitchell, Danere'a White and junior Brianna Hargrove.
Graduate senior Alexis Montes finished fifth in the javelin throw championship with a throw of 149 feet, 2 inches (45.47 meters).
In the high jump college division, sophomore Sarah Bever finished 15th with a jump of 5 feet, 5.75 inches (1.67 meters). Sophomore Torie Derrow finished 23rd with a jump of 5 feet, 4.25 inches (1.63 meters).
Sophomore Hasana Clark finished 17th in the hammer throw college division with a toss of 168 feet, 11 inches (51.49 meters).
Clark and freshman Ericka Budd finished back-to-back in the shot put college division in 44th and 45th, respectively. Clark threw a mark of 40 feet, 2.25 inches (12.25 meters) and Budd threw a best 39 feet, 11.5 inches (12.18 meters).
The Penn Relays conclude the regular season for the Herd. After a week off, the team will travel to San Antonio, Texas for the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by UTSA. The meet begins Thursday, May 11. Follow the team on Twitter @HerdTFXC for more leading up to the conference meet. #OneHerd