Panthers set two school records against top competition
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's indoor track and field team faced a slew of NCAA Division I, II and III talent while competing at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center on Friday.
The non-scoring meet attracted collegiate and amateur athletes from throughout North America, and the select group of PSU team members in attendance put forward a number of strong performances, including a pair of new school records.
Freshman Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) and classmate Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.) both shaved time off their own previous school records. Geyselaers' record-setting performance came in the 200-meter dash, with Greineder setting a new standard in the 400-meter dash.
David Hemery Valentine Invitational – No Team Scoring
How it Happened:
* Geyselaers knocked 0.13 seconds off her previous school-record time in the 200-meters, crossing the line in 27.22 seconds, while Greineder topped her previous record in the 400-meters by more than a full second, finishing in 1:02.69.
* Senior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) was right behind her with a time of 1:03.81, a new personal best.
* Freshman Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) finished second in her heat in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.69 seconds, just 0.03 off her school-record time.
* Junior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.) and sophomore Jessica Ewing (Amherst, N.H.) both approached season-best times in the 800-meter run. Bagley finished in 2:33.91, with Ewing crossing the line in 2:33.27.
* Geyselaers also reached 4.68 meters in the long jump.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"Anytime you can come back from a meet with a pair of new records is a nice day," said head coach John Ostler. "It was great to see some of our strong athletes flex their muscles in their primary events. We gained a lot of big meet experience today and everyone who competed gathered momentum they'll take into the conference meet next week. Claire [Greineder] had a slow start to the season but she is on fire now. She's both fit and confident."
* Plymouth State welcomes teams from the Little East Conference and Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference to George E. Davis '63 Track and the Bank of New Hampshire Field House next Saturday (Feb. 16) for the LEC/New England Alliance Championship.
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