BETHLEHEM, Pa. - After the first of two days, the Stevenson women's indoor track and field team is currently second overall in the team standings at the Middle Atlantic Conference Indoor Championships, hosted by Lehigh University. The Mustangs, who are looking to win the program's first conference championship, currently sit 19 points behind Misericordia with 47 points.
Junior Allison Bishop shattered her previous school record in the weight throw with a first-place toss of 15.58 meters, which also earned her All-MAC First Team honors. Bishop's winning toss is also currently the top throw of the season thus far in the Mideast Region.
Junior Lauren Dioses set a new personal record in the weight throw with a toss of 15.17m, which gave her third place and a spot on the All-MAC Third Team. Sophomore Danika Ani (4th place) and junior Jess Rega (5th place) had personal-best throws of 14.56 and 14.38m.
The Mustangs also set a school record in the 4x200 relay where sophomore Kimberly Hammond, freshman Shayri Perez, sophomore Dyonne Hicks and freshman Rachel Panek combined to run a 1:47.93, which gave the group second overall and second team honors.
Hammond and Hicks also earned spots on the podium in the long jump. Hammond jumped a 5.43m to take second overall, while Hicks placed third with a leap of 5.28 meters. With the jumps, Hammond and Hicks picked up second and third team honors.
In the 60m preliminaries, Stevenson had two athletes qualify for the finals, including Hammond who clocked an 8.04. Also qualifying for Saturday's finals was Perez, who ran a personal-best time of 8.09. Hicks, who set a personal record with a time 8.23, just missed out on qualifying for the finals with a ninth-place finish.
Qualifying for the 60m hurdles finals were Panek and Hicks who clocked times of 9.73 and 9.92, respectively.
The Mustangs will look to continue their success on the second and final day of the meet, which begins on Saturday, February 24 at 11:00 am.