Lehigh completes day two of Patriot League Championships in second place
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Lehigh women’s track and field team completed its second day of competition at the Patriot League Championships in second place, trailing leader Bucknell by less than two points heading into the final day. The Mountain Hawks earned three victories though the first two days to separate themselves from the pack and keep within striking distance of Bucknell.
On day one of the competition, junior Brooke Astor took first in the pentathlon, earning victories in the 60 meter hurdles (8.90) and long jump (5.41m) en route to her 3346 points. Astor won the event at the Patriot League Championships for the second consecutive season, becoming the first female Mountain Hawk to earn first team All-Patriot League honors.
Lehigh earned another victory in the 4x800 meter relay team as the squad of seniors Brittany Pietrosh, Lauren Pietrosh, Jessica Kendzor and Julia Perry finished the event in an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:03.50, beating second place Bucknell by .57.
Senior E’Lana Lemon’s ECAC-qualifying throw of 18.06m was good for the third Lehigh victory of the day as she defeated the rest of the Patriot League field by .47 meters.
In the long jump, sophomore Serenah Polite finished third with a jump of 5.53 meters, while senior Tori Berard picked up a fifth place finish in the 5000 meter run, turning in a time of 17:54.57.
Lehigh finished the day trailing Bucknell by less than two points as the leading Bison turned in 50 points through the first two days of competition. The Mountain Hawks will return to action at 10 a.m. on Sunday for the third and final day of the Patriot League Championships.
1. Bucknell (50)
2. Lehigh (48.33)
3. Navy (42)
4. Army (21.33)
5. Holy Cross (14)
6. Lafayette (10.33)