TOWSON, Md. - The Stevenson women's track and field team opened up its 2017 Outdoor campaign in impressive fashion with a first-place finish at the Goucher College Track & Field Classic. The Mustangs, who earned 171 points in the team standings, set numerous school records and qualified for the ECAC's in six events.
In the long jump, freshman Dyonne Hicks took first-place overall while setting a new school record with a top leap of 5.44 meters. Freshman Cierra Roberts took second with a 5.37. Those jumps also earned each athlete a spot into the Outdoor ECAC Championships.
Hicks also set a school record in the 400m hurdles where she finished second with a time of 1:07.40, which earned her another spot into the ECAC's.
Freshman Kimberly Hammond and Roberts finished first and second in the 100m dash finals by the slimmest of margins. Hammond clocked a 12.825, while Roberts crossed the line at 12.829. Freshman Chalisse Lockley clocked a 13.28 to take seventh.
In the 200m dash, Roberts was the top Division III finisher with time of 26.28. Alexis Marsh of Division I Coppin State finished first with a 25.96, while Roberts took second overall. Hammond finished fourth with a 26.64.
The Mustangs took first overall in the 4x100m relay with a school mark of 49.08, which also earned the group a spot into the ECAC's. Stevenson also set a school record in the 4x400m relay with a combined time of 4:12.02, which gave them first overall in the event.
Sophomore Kelly Winklbauer set a school record in the 3000m run with a 10:59.94, which gave her first overall in the event.
In the shot put, freshman Danika Ani set a new outdoor mark with a top toss of 12.76 meters, while sophomore Jess Rega took second with 12.54. Those tosses for Ani and Rega were also good enough to qualify for ECAC's.
Freshman Chloe Almeida set a new outdoor mark in the triple jump with a 10.04. Almeida finished third overall. Almeida also took second in the high jump with a top height of 1.47 meters.
Freshman Kiarra Nowell set a school record in the discus with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 36.15m, giving her fourth place. Ani took sixth with a 35.40, while Dioses took seventh with a 34.86.
Dioses qualified for ECAC's and set a school mark in the hammer with a top toss of 42.42 meters, which gave her fourth overall. Sophomore Ariana Engerman took fifth with a 38.87.
Sophomore Brianna Rafferty finished first in the javelin with a 34.66 meter toss.
Stevenson competes next at the three-day Colonial Relays, hosted by William and Mary, starting on Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1.