By: Bill Morgal, Sports Information Director
The Shippensburg University women's indoor track & field team put forth a solid first day of competition Friday at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic, with the Raiders compiling eight performances that satisfied the league qualifying standards.
Freshman qualified for Saturday's finals of the 60-meter dash, as she posted a time of 7.74 seconds in the semifinals that is .01 seconds shy of her season best and .02 seconds shy of the school record. Senior improved her season best in the 60 to 7.95 seconds.
Senior ran an indoor personal best in the 400 meters, posting a time of 1:00.14. Sophomore paced the Raiders in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.68 seconds.
For the second straight week, junior had an excellent outing in the shot put - posting a top mark Friday of 44 feet, 5 ¼ inches that was good for fourth place in the competition. The put was just 1.5 inches off her indoor collegiate best achieved last week at Penn State that ranks second on the conference season leaderboard.
Freshman paced the Raiders in the triple jump with a top mark of 37 feet, 1 ¼ inches, while freshman jumped 34 feet, 9 ½ inches. Sophomore (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area) picked up a conference qualifier with a new indoor collegiate best of 34 feet, 7 inches.
The 4x800-meter relay quartet of sophomore , freshman , freshman and sophomore finished sixth in 9:41.22. Gerber's opening leg featured a posted split of 2:21.5.
Freshman completed the 1,000-meter dash in 3:15.87.
Action resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. A separate Raider contingent will be in action at Susquehanna.
7.74q 7.87p (PSAC)
7.95 7.96p (PSAC)
6. , , , 9:41.22
10' 6' (3.20m) (PSAC)
9' 6 ¼' (2.90m)
4. 44' 5 ¼' (13.54m) (PSAC)
34' 5' (10.49m)
32' 3' (9.83m)
8. 37' 1 ¼' (11.31m) (PSAC)
34' 9 ½' (10.60m) (PSAC)
34' 7' (10.54m) (PSAC)