Mountain Hawks in second after day one of PL Championships
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Lehigh women’s track field team completed the first day at the Patriot League Championships and currently sits in second, just three points behind first. There were some stellar performances highlighted by a broken school record by the 4X800-meter relay team. The time also marked the third fastest in Patriot League history. The final day will get underway Saturday at 11 a.m.
Lehigh earned 41 points right on the heels of Bucknell’s 44 points while Lafayette sits close behind in third with 35 points. Navy is in fourth (28), Army fifth (24), Holy Cross sixth (10) and Colgate seventh (4).
The 4x800-meter relay team of Brittany Pietrosh, Lauren Pietrosh, Julia Perry and Jessica Kendzor ran a school record time of 8:46.32 to place third in the event. The time crushed the previous record of 8:54.33 which was set in 2008. The time was also the third-fastest in Patriot League history.
Alexandra Doersam placed second in the long jump with a distance of 5.63m, just 0.26 behind first to earn eight points for the Mountain Hawks. Doersam will race tomorrow in the 100-meter final as she sits in the fourth position. Doersam – along with Kristin Slotnick – will also represent Lehigh in the 200-meter final as the duo is fifth and sixth, respectively.
Lehigh earned 14 points in the hammer throw as E’Lana Lemon placed second with a personal record of 54.92m while Jimil Ataman finished right behind her with a distance of 53.77m.
In the 10,000-meter run, Lehigh earned nine points as Katherine Pierce placed second with a time of 36:43.92 while Victoria Berard was sixth (37:33.46).
Melissa Romero placed fifth in the javelin with a personal record of 39.85m while Jonelle Jerwick placed fifth in the pole vault with a distance of 3.55m.
Brooke Astor currently sits in first place in the heptathlon with 2,861 points heading into the final events tomorrow, just 57 points ahead of first. Astor won the 110m hurdles and 200m dash while placing fourth in the high jump and fifth in the shot put.
Astor also qualified for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles along with Serenah Polite.