HPU Women’s Track and Field Panthers Set Four Career-Bests at Dennis Craddock Invite

Posted by Press Release on February 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Chapel Hill, N.C. – The High Point University women’s track & field team competed in the Dennis Craddock Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday. The meet was the final tune-up prior to next weekend’s Big South Championship meet in Blacksburg, Va.

“Both our men’s and women’s programs are pushing forward, which is evidenced by today being the first meet all season in which somebody didn’t set a school record,” said associate head coach Eric Dudley. “I think that it’s very exciting and is a testament to the direction that our program is headed. We did see Lilla Lorand, Audrey Malloy, Cozette Collin and Madison Depner all step up today with season-bests and career-bests, which is exactly what we want to see since we will be relying on all of them to be key players come next weekend’s championship meet.”

Senior Audrey Malloy had the Panthers’ best finish on the track at Saturday’s meet finishing fourth in the 800-meter race. Malloy crossed the line in a career-best and team season-best time of 2:19.11. Malloy also raced in the mile where she finished third in her heat and 11th overall. Freshman Cozette Collin won the heat and came in eighth with a career-best time of 5:12.06.

HPU’s Lilla Lorand continued the team’s success by placing sixth in the 200-meter. Lorand came in with a career-best and Panthers’ season-best 26.24. Sophomore Emily De Lena came in ninth behind Lorand, finishing in 26.48.

The Panthers success continued in the field events where graduate student Lynee Pina followed up her record-setting weight throw last weekend with a fourth place finish in the event on Saturday. Pina had a toss of 14.95 meters (49-0.75) on Saturday. Sophomore Jamie Schnuck finished in fifth in the event with a throw of 13.46 meters (44-2). Schnuck also came in seventh in the shot put with an HPU season-best 11.34 meters (37-2.5).

HPU also had a trio of athletes compete in the pole vault event on Saturday. Sophomores Jill Marois and Alyssa Palenchar both cleared 3.45 meters to come in seventh and eighth, respectively, while freshman Madison Depner cleared a personal-best 3.30 meters (10-10) to finish behind them in ninth.

High Point will take part in the Big South Championship in Blacksburg, Va this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March. 1.


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