Red Devils Third After Day Two of CC Championships

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Allentown, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's track & field team is currently third after the second day of competition at the 2019 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

Junior Natalie Suess (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) had some strong performances on the track and in the field. She was third in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.45 meters, and placed seventh in the long jump with a distance of 4.99 meters. Suess added a top 10 showing in the prelims of the 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 26.89.

Senior Naji Thompson (Springfield, N.J./Oak Knoll) qualified for the finals of the 100-meters with a time of 12.50 and Alexandra Colby (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) moved on in the 100-meter hurdles with a preliminary time of 16.25.

Sophomore Allyson Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) was second in the 800-meter trials, advancing to the final with a mark of 2:21.98 while Sarah Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) qualified for the final of the 400-meter run with a time of 1:00.98.

Senior Lucile Ionescu (Maple Glen, Pa./Upper Dublin) ran to fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase, crossing the line in 12:05.38. Teressa Healy (Pelham, N.Y./Loyola School) had a top-10 showing with a time of 12:47.84.

The Red Devils combined for a time of 9:23.55 to place second in the 4x800 relay. First-year Lilianna Matala (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons) ran the lead leg while Allyson Yanega ran the anchor leg with Sarah Yanega and sophomore Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) in the middle.

Junior Mary Smith (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) scored with an eighth-place showing in the discus, covering 33.58 meters.

The Red Devils are just 15.5 points out of second place with 53.5 overall. Johns Hopkins leads in the team standings with 97 while Swarthmore is currently second with 69.

Competition is set to conclude on Sunday at Muhlenberg.