BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A late rally vaulted the Susquehanna women’s track & field team into second place overall at the Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships which concluded on Sunday at Moravian College.
The women earned second with 144 points while Moravian took home the championship with 250 points.
Claudia Bartoli (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) claimed the javelin title with a throw of 33.54m as she combined with teammate Jared Minori to sweep the men’s and women’s javelin.
Jessica Palmer-Bacon (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area) and Kristin Stam (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area) went five-six in the high jumps with respective marks of 1.42m and 1.37m. Stam went on to a second-place finish in the triple jump (10.89m – a career-best) and teammate Jonaida Williams Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock Twp.) was third (10.74m).
In the hammer, Jess Ranck (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg Area) was the team’s top finisher, placing fourth with a career-best mark of 39.81m. Jennifer Baer (Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim) was sixth with a mark of 37.44m.
Brooke Linders (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) (1:00.60) and Laura Alleva (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) (1:01.33) were fourth and fifth in the 400 meter dash while Shannon Galvin (Jamison, Pa./Central Bucks South) took home fourth in the 1500 meter run (4:53.78), shattering her previous PR of 5:04.42. In the same event, teammate Maggie Storch (Troy, Pa./Troy Area) finished seventh (4:57.28), also a PR.
SU’s 4 x 100 relay team of Thanida Sermsuwan (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), Jenelle Toter (Fishers Ferry, Pa./Line Mountain), Williams and Stam took home second with a time of 51.74.
Alleva took home second in her marquee event, the 800, with a career-best time of 2:20.39. Galvin was not far behind, finishing fourth (2:21.75), her fastest time by 10 seconds.
Carly Bass (Flanders, N.J./Mount Olive) was the team’s top finisher in the 5k as her time of 19:43.59 earned her sixth overall. That time was a near 16-second PR.
In the final event of the day, the Crusaders earned second in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 4:09.44.