Panthers looking to move up following record-setting season
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's indoor track & field team has its sights set on a program best finish as the team heads to the Little East Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday (Feb. 22).
PSU has had an outstanding season to date, setting ten new program records this winter alone, while looking to climb in the final team score. After a program-best fifth place finish last winter the Panthers' success this year has generated high expectations for an even higher finish this weekend.
Who to Watch:
- Sophomores Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) and Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.) should provide PSU with a number of points as the duo is seeded among the top of each of their events.
- Geyselaers is entered in the long jump, triple jump and 200-meter dash and would surprise nobody if she were to win any or all of those three events. Her 5.10m seed mark in the long jump is third, while she is seeded fourth in the triple jump and 200-meter dash.
- Greineder is expected to contend in the 400-meter dash as she enters with the second fastest seed time. She will also be a force in the 200-meter dash, as she and Geyselaers have traded the program record back-and-forth throughout the season.
- A trio of Panthers own the top three seed times in the 5000-meter run. Junior Caitlyn Miller (Lee, N.H.) set the program record the last time she ran the event and holds a lead of nearly 40 seconds over sophomore Kim Bowles (Wonalancet, N.H.). Junior Leanne Burgess (Bradford, Vt.) is seeded third in the event and there is a very real possibility the group finish one-two-three tomorrow.
- Burgess is also among the top seeds in the 3000-meter run, where her entry time of 11:26.57 is the fourth-fastest.
- Senior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.) will contend in the 1000-meter run as the fourth seed and sophomore Paige Boudreau (Dayton, Maine) is expected to lead the throwers in the shot put and weight throw.
- Freshman Brigid Hodsdon (Bellows Falls, Vt.) is seeded third in the pole vault, while classmate Jessica Bradley (Portland, Ore.) is seeded fifth in both the long jump and 55-meter hurdles.
- PSU boasts two of the top relay teams as well. The Panthers 4x200-meter squad enters as the second seed, while the 4x800-meter crew also has the second fastest seed time.
- After seventh place finishes each year from 2016 to 2018 the Panthers jumped up to fifth a year ago.
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