Geyselaers, Wescott post three top-three finishes apiece
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Freshmen Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) and Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) each posted three top-three finishes as the Plymouth State University women's indoor track & field team finished fourth at the Middlebury Winter Classic at the Virtue Field House at Middlebury College on Saturday.
Geyselaers posted a first, second and third, while Wescott set another school record. Junior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.) also set a school record on the day.
Plymouth State earned 101 points to finish in fourth place, just 2.50 points behind NCAA Division II Franklin Pierce University. Plattsburgh State took the team title with 160 points.
Middlebury Winter Classic – 4th of 5 Teams
How it Happened:
* Geyselaers posted a season best on her way to the long jump title, clearing 5.05 meters. Senior Diana Perez (Cranston, R.I.) took second with a jump of 4.79.
* Geyselaers added a second place finish in the 200-meter dash. Her time of 27.81 was just ahead of teammate Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.), who finished third in 28.38 seconds.
* Geyselaers notched a third place finish with a run of 8.29 seconds in the 60-meter dash to place third. Greineder took sixth in 8.62.
* Wescott continued her assault on the record books, topping her own time in the 60-meter hurdles. Her winning time of 9.93 seconds was 0.13 better than her previous mark from Dec. 1.
* She added a second place finish in the pole vault after clearing 2.75 meters, and also finished third in the high jump after reaching 1.54 meters.
* Bagley shaved 0.05 seconds off her school record time in the 500-meter run, finishing fourth in 1:28.22. Sophomore Jessica Ewing (Amherst, N.H.) took sixth in 1:31.59.
* Freshman Kim Bowles (Wonalancet, N.H.) was the fastest Panther in both the 800-meter run and the mile run. She finished fifth in the 800-meters with a time of 2:42.09, and took seventh in the mile in 5:55.30.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"I'm proud of the team for mixing it up with some tough competition," said head coach John Ostler. "They had some nice balanced contributions from across event groups. Emily [Geyselaers] was a star today. Before Eve [Bagley] is done, she'll lower her school record in the 500-meters again, and perhaps in other events too. She's off to a nice start this season. We're banking on some good training and I can't wait to see what we do when we get out of this heavy training phase and get some pop back in our legs."
* PSU will compete in the Smith Invitational, hosted by Smith College, next Saturday (Jan. 19).
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