Mustangs Lead the Pack After Day One of MAC Indoor Championships

Mustangs Lead the Pack After Day One of MAC Indoor Championships

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Stevenson women's track and field team leads the field after day one of the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Lehigh University. The Mustangs, who lead second-place and defending conference champion Misericordia by 5.5 points with 51, set school records in the Distance Medley Relay, weight throw and 4x200m relay. 

The DMR squad of seniors Kelly Winklbauer, Mary Sam, Kayla Bias and junior Achol Odolla took second overall in the event with a school record time of 12:54.39, breaking the previous school mark of 13:02.44, which was set at the 2016 MAC Indoor Championships. The Mustangs also earned All-MAC Second team honors for their performance. 

Later on in the day, junior Kimberly Hammond, sophomores Rachel Panek, Ryley Hinson and freshman Ashlynne Raby combined to set a school mark in the 4x200m relay with a combined time of 1:47.66. The Mustangs, who picked up all-conference second team honors,  finished just .09 seconds behind first-place Widener. 

Stevenson was dominant in the weight throw, where they took four of the first five spots. Senior Allison Bishop set a program with a top toss of 15.69m, which gave her second-place overall and a spot on the All-MAC Second team. Senior Lauren Dioses placed third overall with a personal-best throw of 15.38m, while senior Jess Rega set a personal record with a 15.08m to take fourth. Junior Danika Ani placed fifth with a distance of 14.88.

In the long jump, Hammond picked up the silver medal with a leap of 5.57m, while Panek jumped a 5.19 to take fifth for the Mustangs. 

Hammond would also qualify for the 60m dash final after placing second in the preliminaries with a time of 8.06 seconds. Raby earned a spot into Saturday's final with a personal-best time of 8.13. 

Panek tied her personal best in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.46, which earned her a spot into the final. 

The Mustangs,  will look to win the program's first conference championship when the meet concludes on Saturday, February 23 at the Rauch Fieldhouse.