Panthers' relay squads set two school records on first day
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Plymouth State University women's indoor track and field team kicked off the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship in brilliant fashion, setting a pair of school records on the first day of action at Farley Field House on the campus of Bowdoin College on Friday evening.
The bulk of the Panthers will compete in Saturday's events, but PSU's 4x200-meter relay squad and the distance medley relay team were both in top form as each topped school records.
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How it Happened:
* The Panthers' DMR squad smashed the school record by nearly nine full seconds on the way to a 13th place overall finish.
* Junior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.), sophomore Leanne Burgess (Bradford, Vt.) and freshmen Kim Bowles (Wonalancet, N.H.) and Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.) each ran season-best splits to finish in 13:13.67, eclipsing the previous mark by 8.92 seconds.
* The 4x200-meter relay team was also impressive after shaving more than a second off the previous school-record mark.
* The regional champions continue on Saturday (Feb. 22), with Perez and Geyselaers competing in the long jump and Wescott in the high jump and 60-meter hurdles.
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