Outdoor Season Gets Underway for Women’s Track & Field

Outdoor Season Gets Underway for Women’s Track & Field

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The 2016 outdoor track and field season officially began for the Susquehanna women as the team competed at Juniata on Saturday.

All-America javelin thrower Gabby Alguire picked up right where she left off last season, winning the event with a throw of 46.64m, easily ahead of the runner-up throw of 38.11m.

Renea Broscious took home third in the hammer throw with a mark of 35.15m. Broscious also placed 12th in the discus (27.59m) while Monique Latourette was 12th in the shot put with her career-best throw of 9.00m.

Hayley Painter won the high jump with a height of 1.52m – matching her career best – while Sarah Rinaldi took 13th in the long jump (4.26m) and Abby Johnson 15th (4.03m). Rinaldi went on to earn eighth in the triple jump (9.65m) and sixth in the high jump (1.42m).

On the track, Abby Taylor was SU's top finisher in the 5000m run with her third-place time of 19:10.77. Kailyn Reilly's time of 5:05.61 in the 1500m run was good for second overall.

Michelle Turnbach earned 11th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 18.25 while Megan Grady's time of 1:14.74 in the 400m hurdles was good for fourth.

Hannah Perkins crossed the finish of the 400m run in fifth placed with a time of 1:03.68 while Hannah Stauffer took second in the 800m run (2:27.92) and Reilly earned fourth (2:30.71). Gabby Verunni was sixth (2:34.07 – a six-second PR).

Jasmine Mitchell turned in a second-place time of 13.00 in the 100m dash with Manouchka Paulemont in ninth (13.57).

In the 4x100 relay, the team of Paulemont, Mitchell, Jadzia Erskine and Carlye McQueen took third with a time of 51.88.

The team returns home to host its annual Jim Taylor Invitational on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 11 a.m.