YORK, Pa. - The Stevenson women's track and field team took first overall and won seven events at the York College Twilight meet. Sophomore Rachel Panek led the way for the Mustangs with three event victories. The Mustangs finished atop the team standings with 186 points.
In the 100m hurdles, Panek turned in a solid time of 15.71 seconds to take first overall in the event. Panek's top performance of 15.14 (Mondschein Multi) is currently third best in the MAC and fourth in the Mideast region. Panek would then defeat the nearest collegiate runner by almost three seconds in the 400 with a time of 1:01.06, giving her the victory. Junior Jaleah Sydnor placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.65. In her triple jump debut, Panek topped teammate and senior Moriah Savage by .13m with a hop, skip and jump of 10.69m, giving her the sixth spot in the conference.
The Mustangs also turned in more impressive performances in the throwing events.
Senior Lauren Dioses set a new school record in the hammer throw with a top toss of 48.19m to take first overall, while senior Allison Bishop threw a personal-best distance of 44.82 to take second. Dioses' toss has her ranked second in the MAC and region. Ani tossed a 41.37 to finish fifth overall.
Senior Jess Rega took first in the shot put with an outdoor season-best time of 12.65m, while junior Danika Ani tossed a 12.16 to place second. Rega's performance moves her up to second in the MAC and third in the region. Ani still has the top throw in the MAC and second best in the region thus far (13.12m).
Bishop tossed a 34.35 in the discus to take second, while Rega and Ani finished with throws of 33.16 and 32.55 to take fifth and eighth.
Sophomore Emily Gates clocked a new school-record time of 18:26.10 in the 5000 to take third overall. Gates currently has the sixth-fastest time in the MAC.
In the 4x100, junior Chalisse Lockley, Sydnor, freshman Ashlynne Raby and junior Kimberly Hammond clocked a time of 50.12 to take first in the event. The Mustangs were just .17 seconds off of their season best of 49.95, which is currently second-best in the conference and eighth in the region.
Individually, Hammond picked up a victory in the long jump with a top leap and season-best (outdoor) time of 5.36m. Hammond's performance is good enough for second in the MAC and sixth in the region.
Raby picked up a pair of second place finishes in the 100 (13.17) and 200 (27.14). Sophomore Ryley Hinson took third in the 100 (13.32) and fourth in the 200 (27.51) for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs, who are seventh in this week's Mideast region rankings, compete next at the Morgan State Legacy meet on Saturday, April 20.