Geyselaers sets two school records, Conant and Bowles one each
HOOKSETT, N.H. – Freshman Emily Geyselaers (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.) set a pair of school records, while classmate Kim Bowles (Wonalancet, N.H.) and senior Jess Conant (Canton, Maine) also etched their names into the record books to pace the Plymouth State University women's outdoor track & field team at the Penmen Relays hosted by Southern New Hampshire University Spring Invitational at Penmen Stadium on Saturday.
Geyselaers set new program bests in the triple jump and 100m dash, while Bowles demolished the program mark in the 5000m run. Conant's record-breaking performance came in the 800m run.
Plymouth State accumulated 14 points to finish 15th among the 28 teams, which included a number of NCAA Division II programs.
Penmen Relays – 15th of 28 Teams
How it Happened:
* Geyselaers was dynamic during her career day. She set a program record in the triple jump in her collegiate debut in the event, covering 10.69 meters, then topped the record in the 100m dash preliminaries by nearly half a second (13.04 seconds) to finish just outside of the top eight.
* She added a personal record in the high jump (1.50 meters) to finish fourth and added a 13th place finish in the long jump after covering 4.90 meters.
* Bowles absolutely crushed the school record in the 5000m run. Her time of 19:09.21 was more than 20 seconds faster than the previous mark and was good enough for sixth place.
* Conant set a new standard in the 800m run after crossing the line in 2:28.31, while junior Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.) set a new personal best in the event after finishing in 2:29.35.
* Freshman Paige Boudreau (Dayton, Maine) added a pair of personal records in the discus throw and hammer throw. Her hammer throw of 34.27 meters was 2.44 meters better than her previous mark, while her discus toss of 28.50 meters eclipsed her former best by 0.28 meters.
* Freshman Claire Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.) finished 12th in the 400m dash in 1:02.52, while she teamed up with Bagley, Conant and senior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) for a fourth place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:16.33.
* Robichaud added an 11th place finish in the pole vault (2.60 meters) and 14th place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:09.78).
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"Emily [Geyselaers] and Kim [Bowles] were outstanding today," said head coach John Ostler. "Emily was in some new events and she really took to the high jump and triple. Kim works so hard. She deserved this school record. Everyone had solid performances we can build off. We're hitting our stride going into the most important part of the season.
* The Panthers head to Tufts University next Saturday (Apr. 20) for the Sunshine Classic.
– 30 –